This four week program explores ancient, medieval and modern Rome, one of the most beautiful and culturally important cities in the world. Students take six hours of credit. Classes meet four days a week, with long weekends open for exploring Italy and beyond. Students live in apartments in the city, experiencing Rome as a resident not a tourist. The courses incorporate experiential learning and take advantage of the many educational and cultural opportunities that Rome offers (Vatican City, Colosseum, Italian Parliament, etc.). The program is open to students of all majors and minors.
Tours and visits include:
Total Approximate Cost: $7400
First Non-Refundable Deposit/Non-Transferable: : $500 due September 15, 2014
Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable Payment: $500 due December 1, 2014
Remaining balance due by: February 1, 2015
* Program fee includes: includes apartment housing in the historic center of Rome; group tours including the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Cathedral, Ostia Antica and the Italian Parliament; five group meals; one cell phone per apartment; health insurance; tickets to the Borghese Villa art museum and the Vatican necropolis; and administrative fees.
**Personal expenses include: students are responsible for airfare, passport and passport photos (if needed), food, phone cards, transportation in Rome, museum and entry fees, and entertainment expenses while in Rome. Additional personal expenses if the student decides to travel outside of Rome are not included in this figure. These expenses vary depending on individual student preferences.
HIST 273: Rome, the City: Ancient to Renaissance (3 cr.) Class counts toward Humanities divisional credit in the CORE curriculum
PLSC 312: Islam and the West (3 cr.) Class counts as G-Tag in the Social Sciences division of the CORE curriculum.
PDEV 205: Engaged Learning (0 credit hours)
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Shelley Wolbrink
Professor of History
Dr. Jeff VanDenBerg
Professor of Political Science