Where: Rome, Italy
Who: Open to all students
When: May 15-24, 2019
This study abroad program will provide students 9 days in Rome, Italy. The program will also include one day in Pompeii (in the province of Naples), and half-a-day in Ostia Antica (close to Rome). Originating in Rome, students will visit and explore several locations and museums, among which the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, the Foro Trajano, the Pantheon, the Temple of Portunus, the Ara Pacis (Mausoleum of Augustus), and will admire other ancient Roman architecture and sculpture at the Pincio Hill. The Vatican museum, with the Borghese Gallery, and the Palatine museum, will be the main museums that will be visited to strengthen the main topic of the course offered: Introduction to Humanities, the Greco-Roman classical legacy. Students will visit St. Peter's Basilica, admiring also the colonnaded of Bernini, Piazza Navona where they will witness the great Bernini fountains, before moving to Piazza di Spagna to discover the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, as well as several Baroque churches throughout the city such as the Gesu' and St. Andrea della Valle.
While in Rome, students will have the opportunity to 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 Trattorias of Trastevere. Students will visit Ostia, an artificial port harbor city close to Rome, in perfect conditions, built in 54 BCE. The final day will be spent at Pompeii, transportation via private shuttle, where students will engage in the ancient roman city for approximately 8 hours, visiting and studying specific structures. Students will also have free time every day, and the hotel, which offers Wi-Fi and continental breakfast, is located adjacent to the University of Rome at less than one thousand feet from the metro.
Costs: Approximately $2,566
Included: Round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for 8 nights, a daily European breakfast, entrance fees to major museum and sites, "Romapass",full-time, on-site guide(s)/instructor(s): Professors Christopher Whitaker and Vincent Piazza, and travel insurance.
Not included: Tuition for HUM2020 (3 credit hours), required books, some entrance fees to museums and sites ground transportation, baggage fees, meals , and additional spending money.
Course & Credits: HUM2020– Introduction to Humanities: The Greco-Roman Classical Legacy (3 Credit Hours).
Professor Christopher Whitaker
Professor Vincent Piazza