Transcend: Culture, The Arts, Community
Art, Design, Music, Architecture, Writing, and more.
Our Global Community
We work with local artists and designers to design our programs in Italy. You will work directly with our community to get to know Italy from an insiders perspective.
What to Expect: Skill, friendship and community.
Exposure to a wide range of experts in a variety of disciplines from across the country and globe
Space to relax and think deeply about your work- while making critical progress and increasing focus
Collaboration with creatives from various fields and experience levels
A broader cultural understanding
Time to learn new skills and processes
Lifelong friendships, skills and ways of seeing and responding to the world
What's included on an AIP journey? Most everything.
We do our best to plan for all aspects of your trip so you don't have to spend much once you arrive.
Communal meals: Most all meals are part of the experience.
Travel days to major cities and airport pickup & drop-off for arrival and return flights [Flight not included]
Travel guide and tips to trip locations for art, culture, design, and cuisine
Three credits for all university students with approval from home university. You can work with your institution to obtain credit, your work on the trip will be worth 3+ credit hours. AIP does not issue transcripts at this time.
International travel insurance
Cultural presentations / workshops
Critiques, open studios, and exhibition in incredible spaces
What to Expect
Arrive in a new city + country with a group of amazing people and learn and improve on skills. Take a course in a topic or work as an artist in residence. We work with the most interesting teachers and professional artists/ designers and experts from around the world to help you grow. University Students and professionals of all ages are welcome to attend.
Programs include housing, airport transfers, most meals except travel days and cultural / design / art instruction. We have lots of open time to make and reconnect and be inspired by the world around you. We study cultures with hands-on learning.
We stay at incredible locations, travel with experts and encourage participants to grow on each trip. We travel to study the world and learn from it. We strive for a greater cultural understanding of the world, and for excellence in skill building and creative thinking.
What you will do and learn.
Your days will be spent enjoying, observing, and reflecting on your experience through making art. Shared meals mark time from breakfast, to lunch, coffee breaks, then aperitif followed by dinner. Your time is meant to be savored and enjoyed.
TRAVEL WRITING CLASSIC
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
by Bill Buford
“Nothing can be compared to the new life that the discovery of another country provides for a thoughtful person. Although I am still the same I believe to have changed to the bones.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Italian Journey