There is no better place than Rome to complete part of the general education requirements for your degree.
All Roads Lead to Rome, the saying goes. And all academic pathways should lead through it. The Eternal City is full of monuments and museums and moments to savor—from retracing Audrey Hepburn’s moped ride in Roman Holiday to walking the pilgrims’ routes worn down over centuries, marking the spot where Charlemagne was crowned by the Pope and visiting the earliest foundations of the Apostle Peter’s burial site deep beneath the Vatican and, of course, taking time to study the layout and historical development of the Roman Forum where antiquity’s greatest empire was seated or the majestic Colosseum nearby. Studying for the entire winter semester in Rome, with on-site lectures by two seasoned professors (art history and classical studies), will give plenty of time to savor The City without the summer-time press of tourists. A full semester in Rome gives time for students to get to know Rome in ways that most visitors only dream of. 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 be based in Rome for most of the semester but include day trips to Assisi, Palestrina, Perugia, etc., plus multi-day visits to culture-rich cities of Naples (Pompeii, Herculaneum, etc.), Florence, and Venice.