Venice

January 2017

FNA 252 Fine Arts in the City of Venice
Dr. Dana Talley & Dr. Sue Talley

“This is a magical place” is not an uncommon reaction of students who, still sleepy after their flight from New York City, get their first glimpse of “La Serenissima,” the serene city in the sea. As they learn about Venice, they begin to comprehend the genius of building a city three miles out to sea, not only on islands but on the upright poles of millions of trees which have been floated down the rivers of Northern Italy—more than a thousand years ago. Even though a smooth railway now connects Venice with the mainland, the magic of this city of art, music, great churches, and museums still draws millions of tourists from all over the world—and students of Nyack College discover the city for themselves, in a way that has been called much more comprehensive than a more expensive tourist experience can provide. The friendships fostered by the experiences of this GS-L trip do not stop after we are back in the United States, comparing notes and taking our finals with our professors, food, and fellowship.

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ENG 202 Global Literature II in the City of Venice
Dr. Kevin Pinkham

Do you love literature?  How about traveling?  Combine both of your passions by taking Global Literature II in Italy with Dr. Pinkham next January!  Walk in Hemingway’s, Byron’s, and the Brownings’ footsteps.  See the art, architecture, and landscapes that inspired them.  Make Italy your classroom!