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Italy, Layers of Rome

19 Rome

Apply by February 15, 2019?

The Courses:

Earn six core credit including your diversity credit in the first summer session!
The Country:
You will reside in Rome, Italy a city of art, architecture, culture, fine dining and fashion. Rome is as much about lapping up the dolce vita lifestyle as gorging on art and culture. Idling around picturesque streets, whiling away hours at street side cafes, people-watching on pretty piazzas – these are all an integral part of the Roman experience.

Rome's cityscape is an exhilarating spectacle. Ancient icons such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon recall the city’s golden age as caput mundi (capital of the world), while its many monumental basilicas testify to its historical role as seat of the Catholic Church. Lording it over the skyline, St Peter’s Basilica is the Vatican’s epic showpiece church, a towering masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Elsewhere, ornate piazzas and showy fountains add a baroque flourish to the city's captivating streets.

The Program Highlights:
  • Explore the Eternal City, guided by literature, philosophy, history, and art with faculty with 15 years of experience leading students abroad to Rome.
  • Enrich your understanding of ancient history of world historical sites visiting the Forum, Pompeii, Colosseum, the Baths of Caracalla and much more.
  • Enter the world of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic, and Contemporary Rome through visits to famous Roman churches, piazzas, and art museums.
  • Dine, walk, and explore Rome Independently and with others
  • Attend pre-departure classes that will prepare you to enjoy ancient history, culture, literature, art, and more.

Estimated Program Fee: $3,750
$1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship available!

  • Airfare
  • 2 -week Lodging
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Health Insurance
  • Cultural excursions with experienced faculty
  • Most In-Country Transit

Does not include:
  • Tuition: 6 credits Summer 2019
  • Passport Fee
  • Personal Expenses

The Layers of Rome, Summer 2018
  • Trastevere; and Trevi Fountain
  • Column of Trajan, Piazza Venezia, San Clemente
  • Imperial Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Colosseum and Baths of Caracalla
  • Largo Argentina, Piazza Navona, Pantheon
  • Florence—Uffizi Museum, Duomo
  • Campidoglio, Capitoline Museum, Santa Maria in Aracoeli
  • Pompeii
  • Galleria Borghese
  • St. Peter’s Basilica and Papal audience
  • Ostia Antica and Lido Beach
  • Piazza Navona
  • Picturesque streets, piazzas, and Iart, music and culture
  • Guided tours with expert faculty in history, art, literature, philosophy and Latin
  • Opportunities to explore Italian culture independently, dine in fine Italian restaurants, visit family-owned businesses and retailers, and converse one-on-one with Italians
Faculty Contacts:

Dr. Renee Schlueter, Professor, English
Cedar Hall room 3023, Cedar Rapids Campus
319-398-4998, ext. 5836

Dr. Scott Samuelson, Professor, Philosophy
Room 346, Iowa City Campus