Global Studies

Study Art & Art History where it's made

The Western Washington University Department of Art offers many opportunities for global travel study. Students participate in unique, life-changing encounters with art and art history. Every other year, a group travels to Japan; alternating with a group traveling to Italy. Each summer, a group travels to New York City. Student groups have also enjoyed global Art & Art History study in Germany and France.

Faculty led learning

Western is focused on undergraduate education. Our global Art & Art History learning experiences are led by top faculty in their field. Each trip is led by two faculty members with a diverse range of knowledge and specialty pertaining to the destination and subject of study. Every member of our Art History faculty holds a Ph.D. - and all your classes are taught by them personally.

Opportunities for all students

Many trips do not require prerequisite courses and are open to all majors. Some trips require prerequisites, but are not restricted to majors in Art & Art History. Read more about each opportunity, or contact the faculty members leading the program for more details.


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to be offered again in the future.

Need more info?

For advising and information about the Department of Art & Art History, email us or call 360-650-3660.