Urban sketching and Journaling is offered to students enrolled at Sant' Anna Institute as part of the study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy. The course is designed to augment the architecture students' experience of their semester abroad, but is also intended for students of the arts, and for any student wishing to develop drawing skills and observational acuity. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of drawing as an invaluable tool for seeing, learning, thinking, and communicating. Lectures are centered on the basics of line drawing, perspective, shade and shadow, observational sketching, and note-taking. Lab exercises will capitalize on the unique urban environments of Sorrento and southern Italy. Students are required to keep a running journal of their thoughts and experiences throughout the semester.