Discover the rich religious and political history of medieval Rome over spring break and complete your Tier III!
During this 1 week intensive travel program, students will focus on the physical transformation of the city of Rome and the impact of political and religious leaders, visiting sites and museums reflecting Rome's ancient, medieval, Renaissance and modern eras. Participants will keep a journal which they use to prepare a final project after returning to campus. The class will meet on a weekly basis before Spring Break to discuss readings and prepare for the trip. This course fulfills Ohio University's Tier III General Education requirement.
Students will be housed in centrally located hotels and explore dozens of archaeological sites, museums, and churches in Rome and its vicinity, all with the guidance of an OU professor with expert knowledge and extensive familiarity of Rome.
Planned excursions include the Roman Forum, Colosseum, the Castel Sant' Angelo (the emperor Hadrian's mausoleum), the Pantheon, the ancient Roman port city of Ostia Antica, ancient Christian catacombs, the Vatican Museums and Necropolis, St. Peter's Basilica and many other historic churches.
February 27 -March 5, 2016
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until October 4, 2015. Spaces fill up fast so early application is recommended.
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to all OHIO undergraduate students in good academic standing.
Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a judicial offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
This program accepts applications from non-Ohio University students.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
Courses and credits
HIST 4536 - Eternal Rome
This 3-credit interdisciplinary course will use the topography, architecture, and iconography of Rome to teach about ideology and representations of power throughout history. By focusing on three discrete themes (Piety, Power, & Urban Remains) and taking full advantage of an intensive week of site visits, students will see how political authority and religious beliefs were given physical shape.
HIST 4930 – Independent Study
Students will be required to enroll in HIST 4930 – Independent Study, during spring semester 2015. This is a 1 credit orientation course to prepare for studying in a different culture and for background knowledge about the course.
Program Fee: $2,295*
* Airfare included in the program fee
Student budget worksheet
Additional Information on the Italy
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Education Abroad Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html.
US citizens may need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information on this program contact:
453 Bentley Annex
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840