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SAGE Italy/Greece: Rhetoric, Architecture and Food

Dates: 9 May–8 June 2023
Priority Deadline: 1 November 2022
Application Deadline: 15 December 2022

From the ancient city to the kitchen, “Food and Architecture” investigates how the preparation of meals and the production of public spaces helped shape the classical world. Study during your spring term in Athens and Rome, with on-site lectures that give plenty of time to savor the city without the summertime press of tourists. Good itineraries to Rome normally hit the highlights, but this exceptional program allows time for exploring and visiting (and revisiting) well beyond the trodden paths—and without the noisy crowds. Did we mention the architecture, the pasta . . . the gelato?

The academic goals of this program focus on General Education curriculum, drawing on the incredible breadth of the Roman classroom. We will start in Athens, Greece, travel through Santorini, and end the semester in Rome. Once in Rome, we will complete day trips to Assisi, Pompeii, Venice, Florence, and more.

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Jon Balzotti
4127 JFSB
(801) 422- 2440


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Students will register for 6 credit hours during the program in the following GE-credited courses:

ENGL 211—World Civilization I (3 credit hours—civilization credit) UNIV 215R—Literature of Rome (3 credit hours—letters credit)

Students may not take any other courses during this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduates and non–Latter-day Saint students), all housing, travel within the program, public transportation within Rome and program cities, and breakfasts.

Does not include airfare, remaining meals, or any personal expenses, such as attractions visited on personal time and souvenirs.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit) during the second block of Winter semester 2023.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will be housed in an extended-stay residence and, while traveling, in hostels and hotels.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Priority Deadline: 1 November 2022
Application Deadline: 15 December 2022
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Jon Balzotti is a specialist in Greek and Roman Rhetorical History.
4127 JFSB
(801) 422- 2440

Ben Crosby
4146 JFSB
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International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.