Where: Rome and Paris
Who: Open to all students
When: May 15-23, 2015
This study abroad program will provide students eight days in Italy and France, visiting the cities of Rome and Paris. Originating in Rome, students will explore Piazza Venezia, Campidoglio, and Via del Corso, where they will identify several neoclassic structures and visit the apartments of Napoleon’s mother and son. Students will be provided a guided tour of the Colosseum, Foro Romano, Palatine Hill, and visit to Circus Maximus, the Foro Trajano, Largo Argentina, Temple of Vesta, Mars, and will admire ancient Roman architecture and sculpture at the Pincio Hill. Students will visit the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona where they will witness the great Bernini fountains, before moving to Piazza di Spagna to discover the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain.
While in Rome, students will have the option to choose from two of the city’s legendary museums; the Capitoline Museum and the Borghese Museum. Participants will also be provided the opportunity to visit the Ara Pacis (Mausoleum of Augustus), explore Medieval Rome in Trastevere, pass over the Isola Tiberina, visit the Basilica St. Maria in Trastevere, and have dinner in one of the many Trattories of Trastevere. The final day in Rome will provide students with a visit Vatican City where they will observe the blending of Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassic styles at the Basilica of St. Peter, and a tour of the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s masterpiece.
In Paris students will explore the Louve’s vast collection before walking the streets of the Latin Quarter where they will experience a night visit to the Centre Pompidou and Opera. The participants will travel to the Chateau de Versailles where they will spend a day taking in the grandeur of 7 square miles of palaces and gardens. Back in Paris the group will visit the Place de la Concorde, Colonne Vendome, Opera Garnier, Palais Royale and La Madeleine. Participants will be provided the option of walking in the stimulating Montmartre quarters or visiting the Eiffel tower, and the Arc du Triomphe. On their final day in Paris participants will get a taste of the Parisian life as they explore the famous Champs-Élysées and the lush and beautiful gardens of Les Tuileries before visiting Napoleon’s tomb at the Les Invalides. Finally, students will be given the option of climbing the Eiffel tower, and the Arc du Triomphe where they can observe the city of Paris below them on their final night in France.
Costs: Approximately $2,400
Included: Round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for 7 nights, a daily European breakfast, 4 museum and site entrances, full-time, on-site guide(s)/instructor(s): Professors Christopher Whitaker and Vincent Piazza, and travel insurance.
Not included: Tuition for HUM2470 (3 credit hours minimum required), required books, some entrance fees to museums and sites ground transportation, baggage fees, meals , and additional spending money.
Course & Credits: HUM2470 – Humanities for Overseas Studies (3 Credit Hours).
Professor Christopher Whitaker
Professor Vincent Piazza