Let Rome be your summer classroom and make the city your own

As one of the world’s most visited cities, Rome is a study abroad destination on every student’s wish list. This summer program can give you an extraordinary peek into The Eternal City and beyond, learning about Italian life from the locals in the streets and neighborhoods of this ancient yet cosmopolitan city and of other places in Italy. The focus is on field study and learning outside the normal academic classroom set up. Spend as long as you can here – you can choose one or two sessions each, lasting 3 weeks and earning you 3 credits.

This program is part of the Summer Sessions initiative, allowing you to take one or both sessions or mix a session on this program with a session on a program in another country.

Session 1

You will choose one of the following courses, each of which comprise of four weeks of classroom and field study. About a third to one half of most courses is spent outside Rome in other parts of Italy. The exception is the course Summer in Rome: Modern Life in the Eternal City, which uses Rome as your classroom.

  • Modern Life in the Eternal City: Explore contemporary Roman life and culture in different neighborhoods of this bustling international city. These experiences will cover the basic language and traditions that define the outdoor, Mediterranean lifestyle in the summer, connecting urban and rural influences, agriculture, food and society and includes a field study in a rural setting
  • Waterways and Walls: Urban Planning in Ancient Rome: Walk the walls of Rome as your professor draws you into the urban planning of the ancient city. You’ll understand the importance of aqueducts, the walls and the gates to the city and the very first roads, which truly do all lead to Rome.
  • A European Human Rights Crisis: Develop your awareness and understanding of global human rights issues by exploring the urgent migration crisis on Italy’s shores. 

Session 2

You'll choose one course out of two options, each of which offer up a different aspect of modern Italian life.

  • Sketching Rome: The Unplugged Journal: Explore the eternal city with your professor and your sketching pad to savor and record your version of what lies in front of you. By sketching, painting and writing thoughtfully from all corners of one of the world’s most fascinating cities, you’ll distance yourselves from technology for a moment and join the likes of Cicero, Byron, Shelley and countless others who explored this city.
  • Anti-Mafia Movements in Southern Italy: Delve in to the real causes, operations and consequences of organized crime in Italian life. Examine its impact on local economies, politics and the environment through introductory coursework in Rome and study beyond the classroom in Naples and Calabria with volunteers from Libera, a very successful anti-mafia social enterprise.
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2015 TBA TBA 3-6 $3,890 3/31/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details

Country

Italy

Language of Instruction

English

City

Rome

Location Type

Large City

Accommodation

As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

Accommodation

Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

Health & Safety