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  • Locations: Herceg Novi, Montenegro
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Student Type: Open to all Qualified Applicants Class Level: Undergraduates: All Levels
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Program Type: Faculty-Led Flight Arrangements: Group Flight, No Deviations Allowed
Program Advisor: Allison Nyamuame: Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:

Art in Montenegro

Montenegro panorama

Designed to take advantage of experiences provided by a particular location, this 6 credit program to Montenegro led by Professor Blazo Kovacevic provides students the opportunity to visit historically or culturally significant sites in order to create a series of work in response to new cultural and geographic context. Students create work for their portfolios based on the research and travel experience, in form of regularly accumulated visual journal entries. Once embedded in the creative practice, this new cultural inquiry provides fruitful grounds for students’ future creative endeavors. Students, in consultation with the instructor, determine the appropriate materials and techniques necessary for their work. The portfolio is accompanied by related writings and collected materials. 

Montenegro is an ideal location for such a program - Herceg Novi, a breathtaking Mediterranean seaside city in which most student time will be spent during the program, was recently a finalist in the competition for the European Captial of Culture! 

Herceg Novi 1


This is a four week program. This year's program is scheduled from June 2 - July 1, 2018. However, please note that enrolled students will be required to attend a class session prior to the program start on site (date and time TBA), and that the final project for the course will be due 1-2 months after the on site program has concluded (details TBA).This final project is a presentation of your visual journal that will take place on campus \ in person (preferable) -  or if that is not possible, through recorded presentation. This pre, during, and post on site work together combines to fulfill the required hours for receipt of the 6 credits. 

Academic Features

Students enrolled in this program will receive 6 credits for ARTS 388: Visual Journal. There are no pre-requisites for entry into this course. Students do not have to have had prior art coursework; all students are welcome to apply for the program!

This course offers fulfillment for an "A" Aesthetics and an "O" Oral Communication general education requirement.


On Saturdays, inspirational excursions will take students to

(1) A boat tour of Boka Kotorska Bay with stops at the island Mamula and Blue Cave (located in Montenegro; pictured below)

Montenegro Bout Tour
(2) The old capital Cetinje, National Museum, King’s court, Cetinje Monastery (located in Montenegro; pictured below)
Cetinje Montenegro

(3) The medieval town of Dubrovnik, located in Croatia! (featured in "Knightfall," Dubrovnik was also the filming location for some scenes of the Star Wars movie "The Last Jedi”; pictured below)
Dubrovnik Croatia

(4) The baroque town Perast, the artificially made island Gospa of Skrpjela (Our Lady of the Rocks), visiting a museum and a church and walled city of Kotor (located in Montenegro; pictured below)

Montenegro, Perast
On Sundays, students will have free time. Cultural life in Herceg Novi is vibrant and students will have the opportunity to engage in local cultural events and summer recreational activities. For free days, faculty will provide students with helpful recommendations for meaningful activities including visits to museums, galleries and local artists.
On Mondays, students will have consultations with Professor Kovacevic and develop plan for the journal entries that would be develop further on the following days. On Fridays students will present their weekly project in front of the class.


Students will live in an apartment building located a few minutes walk from the old city of Hercog Novi. Students should not expect single occupancy rooms. The program director will try to match students according to the questionnaire that they will fill out prior to departing. A variety of rooms are available and all are equipped with their own bathrooms, AC, TV, WiFi etc. The photos below show the building and surrounding grounds. 

Montenegro Accommodations 2018

Meals will be arranged for students with a local restaurant; all three meals per day are included during time in Montenegro. 

Estimate of Costs

Estimate of Costs for the 2018 summer Montenegro program: Faculty Montenegro Sum18.pdf
Please note that this information is subject to change.

Financial Aid 
Federal and New York State financial aid is generally applicable to study abroad programs. The amount of financial aid that you may be eligible to receive is of an individual nature. All students should print out the above estimate of costs sheet, bring it to the Financial Aid office, and consult with a counselor there about what the implications of this cost would be for them individually. The Binghamton Financial Aid Services Office is able to consider only the application of students matriculated at Binghamton for degree study.

Binghamton, SUNY, and National Scholarships
Students applying for this program are highly encourage, if eligible, to apply for: Other scholarships may be applicable to you. For more information about scholarships through Binghamton, click here.  For more information about scholarships through departments and SUNY, click here. And, for information on nationwide scholarships, click herePlease note that deadlines for scholarships will quickly approach and may be on the same day or earlier than the program application deadline. For more information on the 2018 Summer Scholars and Artists Program, check out the link above and set up a time to talk to Professor Kovacevic.

Please note that students will need to remit payments for the program shortly after the program application deadline. 

Withdrawal Policy: 
When a student commits to an education abroad program in their Terra Dotta online program application, the Office of International Programs (IEGI) mirrors the Binghamton University Student Accounts refund policy for tuition, tuition differentials, and all program fees.

Application Process

Students must submit a complete application by March 1st, 2018 to be considered for admission to this program (click "apply now" from this website to get started - once this button is available). The application requirements include a brief essay, one academic reference, and responding to some general questionnaires and requirements). Students will receive admissions decisions within two weeks of the application deadline and organization of program arrangements, with financial commitment, will promptly ensue.

Other Information

News Article on the Summer 2017 program
BBC Article - "fjaka state of mind"

Please note that within Herceg Novi and on educational excursions, at times there will be steep and narrow stairways to traverse throughout these historic locations. 

As this is a four week program, participating students are eligible to count this study abroad experience towards a Global Studies Minor (GSM). Students interested in GSM must declare the minor before they study abroad. Contact for more information or read more

All photos provided courtesy of Professor Blazo Kovacevic. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.