May 16 - June 6, 2016
Live and study in the "The Eternal City"
Participants will study the history of ancient Rome, the “eternal city” enriched by an empire that stretched from the North Sea to the Red Sea, with traces of the spectacular monuments such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon still visible. At the beginning of the 15th Century Rome was a backwater, but by the 18th century it was again the centre of the European world. The piazzas, secular buildings, churches, and fountains bear witness to that cultural explosion. The history of modern Rome, sees Rome become the capital of a united Italy, the focus of many of Mussolini's grand hopes of empire, and one of Europe's most important modern centres of business and international affairs.
The purpose of the course is to give students an impression of the important periods in Rome’s history and of the continuing themes in the history of this ancient city.
CLAS 2643 & HIST 1133 / CLAS 3643 & HIST 3133: The History of Rome
The main course offering during the 2016 Rome Travel Study will be a team-taught history of the city of Rome, from its earliest days to the 21st century.
Students may take this course for introductory-level credit as Classics 2643 (3ch) and History 1133 (3ch) or for advanced-level credit as Classics 3643 (3ch) and History 3133 (3ch). The experience in Rome for students in the introductory and advanced levels will be similar. The levels will differ in their assignments. Introductory-level students will write a final exam at the end of the three-week program. Advanced-level students, in addition to the exam, will also write a reflective essay and a research essay after the program is finished. Students not requiring university credit are welcome to audit these courses.
Classes will be taught in various locations in Rome and in Florence – in churches, museums, galleries, archaeological sites, neighbourhoods, monuments and piazzas. Participating students will be expected to “live in the culture” of Rome and to observe the life style of contemporary Romans.
Selected Field Trips
The course will consist of daily “field trips” to important sites and buildings in Rome, accompanied by knowledgeable instructors. Sites to be visited include the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, the Villa Borghese Gallery, the Capitoline Museum, the town of Ostia Antica, the Vittoriano, the Basilica of San Clemente, the Foro Italico, the Fountain of Trevi, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona, the Jewish ghetto, the Great Synagogue, and the EUR District.
At the beginning of the Travel Study, students will spend two days in Florence, visiting churches, galleries and museums in order to understand the art of the Renaissance as it originated in Florence before travelling to Rome. Visits will be made to Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella, the Bargello Museum, the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery.
Program Fees & Information
A $1000 registration deposit is required at the time of application. This amount will be deducted from your final balance. Once your application with deposit has been received you will be notified by e-mail confirming receipt of your application and further information pertaining to your Travel Study Program.
Program Fees Include:
- Program registration
- All tuition fees for courses
- Accommodations during your Travel Study Program
- Breakfast (daily), four evening meals per week and a final banquet
- Program related ground transportation
Program Fees DO NOT Include:
- Travel to and from the destination, airfare insurance
- Any additional costs incurred through changes to travel or over night accommodation/meals while traveling
- Passport and/or travel visa
- Lunches daily (allow $10-15) and three full weekends
- Participation in cultural, religious, or sporting events, or excursions which are not part of course study
- Spending money, souvenirs, telephone calls, sundry expenses
NOTE: International health insurance is required.
Accommodation and Meals
Participants and Faculty will stay at the Residence Candia, located just beneath the walls of the Vatican and near to buses and Metro.
The address of the residence Candia is Via Candia 135B, in the Prati Quarter.
The Residence Candia provides a variety of apartments, which accommodate, typically, three to five people each with cooking facilities and bathrooms in each apartment.
In addition, a number of the apartments have terraces. Very near to the Residence Candia is one of the larger outdoor markets in the city.
Participants and Faculty will also be travelling to Florence, staying at the Hotel Medici.
A continental breakfast is available every day at a nearby coffee bar. Evening meals are provided for four evenings a week at Da Arturo Restaurant. Both of these are typical family operated establishments. Meals at Da Arturo are Italian three and four course delights.