Art is one of the most prominent, defining factors of a country and its culture. National culture is both reflected and influenced by the local art, giving art mediums significant power in determining the identity of a nation, such as Picasso’s Guernica in Spain documenting national suffering from the civil war or Hokusai’s Great Wave in Japan depicting Mt. Fuji and traditional island lifestyles. Studying fine arts abroad will give you a glimpse into a culture that no other subject or experience can offer.