Study Abroad in Rome
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Prof. R. Scott Smith
Study Abroad Coordinator
COLA Center for Study Abroad
116 Murkland Hall
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3596
Tel. (603) 862-3962
Experience the history, architecture and art history of the ancient Romans the way they did—in Rome itself! Six days of study in the eternal city followed by two days in Pompeii and other sites will give students a sense of the majesty and miracle that was the ancient Roman empire. A five-day online component prepares students for the on-site portion so that they will be ready to soak in the monuments of the past.
This program is designed to teach students about the development of the Roman city both in its broad aspect (urban planning) and its architecture and art history. Students will have a four-day mini course on-line, aimed at preparing them for the on-site portion, which consists of nine days in the field in Rome, Paestum, and Pompeii. There, the instructors will lecture at major monuments and museums, and students will be asked to perform on-site investigations. The course satisfies the Fine and Performing Arts Discovery requirement. Students register for the program through CLAS 510: Building Rome.
CLAS 510 - Building Rome
An introduction to the buildings and structures for which the Romans remain famous, such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the aqueducts that allowed Rome to become a metropolis. A major focus is the connection between the changes in Roman society and the development of Roman architecture. All readings are in English. No prior knowledge of the ancient world required.
Both online and on-site coursework will be conducted by a UNH Classics faculty member.
Housing and Meals
In Rome students will be staying at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS). Students will stay for two nights at a hotel in Pompeii. With the exception of a few lunches, meals will be provided by ICCS or arranged on-site during excursions.
Students must be matriculated and should have at least 32 hours of credit. Students must be in good standing with the University Student Conduct System. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.
Tuition and Fees
January Term tuition and course fee will cover instruction, course materials, excursions, housing and meals. Students also pay a study abroad administration fee and a mandatory international health insurance fee to UNH. In addition to these fees, you will need funds for all personal and incidental expenses and travel to and from Rome, and for a few meals in Pompeii and Paestum. For information about financial aid & study abroad scholarships, click here.
Travel and Insurance
The program will be in Italy from Wed. Jan. 8th, 2014 (leaving Monday, 7th from the states) to Friday Jan. 17th. Precise details concerning arrival and departure times will be provided when students are accepted into the program.
Application and Deadlines
The early decision application deadline for the 2014 J-Term in Rome Program is May 3, 2013. The normal application deadline is October 15, 2013. Students are urged to begin the application process as soon as possible.
More information: Informational meetings are held periodically throughout the year. Contact the COLA Center for Study Abroad at email@example.com, or in Murkland 116, for details. You can also make an appointment to meet with the COLA Study Abroad Coordinator, Lisa Mulvey, at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the faculty director, Professor R. Scott Smith, at email@example.com.