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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2020 07/02/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: USAC
Partner Institution: None Type of Instruction: Interdisciplinary, Lecture
Classes With: U.S. Student Language Program: No
Language of Instruction: English Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
Housing Location: Off-Campus Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Archaeology, Art History, Classical Culture, Classical Languages Minimum number of credit hours: 9
Maximum number of credit hours: 9 Participant Selection: Competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students
Type of Admission: By deadline or until program fills Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

Colosseum

UGA- Franklin- UGA Classics in Rome

The Department of Classics encourages its majors and minors to study abroad to enhance their understanding of the classical world. The Department operates its own Study Abroad program in Rome (UGA Classics in Rome) which offers undergraduate students nine hours of course credit during the summer. 

Program Location

Roman Forum

June 2-July 11, 2019
Rome will be our home, but  we will take one multi-day trip to the Bay of Naples to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, various villas buried by the eruption of Vesuvius, Paestum, and the Archaeological Museum of Naples. We will also take day trips to the Etruscan sites of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, to Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este in Tivoli, and to Ostia Antica.






Contact Information

Elena Bianchelli, Program Director
UGA, Classics
ebianche@uga.edu

 
Christopher Gregg
George Mason University, History and Art History
cgregg@gmu.edu

 
 

Academic Program

--The program deals with the archaeology, the art, and the history of Rome from its origins to modern times.
--Students sign up for three courses (9 credit hours). This is equivalent to more than half a Minor in Classical Studies

CLAS 4350 (Ancient Rome)
CLAS 4400 (The Art of Rome)
CLAS 4305 (The Urban Tradition of Rome)
          or
LATN 4405 (The Latin Tradition of Rome).


Rome is your classroom: on a typical day the professors take the students to visit various sites in Rome and lecture right in front of the monuments and inside the museums. The guided tours are usually over by lunch time. Afternoons and weekends are for personal exploration of the city. 
N.B. Because of the nature of the program, students need to be fit and able to walk at a good speed, climb stairs, and feel comfortable on uneven paths.

Program Itinerary for Summer 2018

http://rome.uga.edu/itinerary.asp
 
Su May 27 -Morning (AM): Arrival
-Afternoon (PM): Neighborhood stroll
M May 28 -AM: Orientation 
-The centro storico and the layers of Rome (San Clemente)
Tu May 29 -AM: Myth & History of Rome 
-Foundation myths, geographical orientation, settlement and burial patterns for the early city
W May 30 -AM: A Walk through the Borghese Gardens and Visit to the 
-Villa Giulia Museum
Th May 31 -EXCURSION: Etruscans
-Tarquinia and Cerveteri (all day)
F June 1


Sat June 2
-AM: Roman Republic
-Area Sacra Largo Argentina, Theater of Pompey, Tiber Island, Forum Boarium area
 
Festa della Repubblica
M June 4 -AM: Roman Republic
-Forum & Palatine, visit 1  
Tu June 5 -AM: End of the Republic
-Palazzo Massimo Museum
W June 6 -AM: The Age of Augustus and the Pax Augusta
-Ara Pacis and Mausoleum of Augustus 
-Palazzo Altemps Museum
Th June 7 -AM: Augustus and the Eternal City
-Theater of Marcellus, Porticus of Octavia;
-Trastevere (Sta. Cecilia and Sta. Maria in Trastevere) and the 
-Gianicolo (Il Tempietto, Aqua Paola and Parco Garibaldi)
F June 8 -AM Julio-Claudian and Flavian Rome
Forum Romanum and Platine (vist 2) and Colosseum
M June 11 CAMPANIA EXCURSION: Early morning departure.
-Chartered bus from Rome to Paestum, Greek colony and Roman city south of the Amalfi coast. Stop in Caserta to visit the Royal Palace
-Overnight at the Hotel Poseidonia Mare in Paetum
Tu June 12 CAMPANIA EXCURSION
-Archaeological museum and archaeological site in Paestum
-V isit to a mozzarella factory
-Overnight in Paestum
W June 13 CAMPANIA EXCURSION
-Early depart from Paestum
-AM visit of Herculaneum.
-Lunch at a pizzeria
-PM visit of the Roman villas at Oplontis and Boscoreale
-Overnight at the Hotel Villa dei Misteri in Pompeii
Th June 14 CAMPANIA EXCUURSION
-AM: Pompeii, early morning to mid-afternoon
-overnight at the Hotel Villa dei misteri in Pompeii
F June 15 CAMPANIA EXCURSION
-AM: Departure from Pompeii after breakfast
-National Archaeological museum in Naples
-PM: Return by bus to Rome
-Mid-afternoon arrival in Rome
M June 18 AM: Trajan and the High Empire
The Imperial Fora Museum and Markets of Trajan; The Column of Trajan; Tomb of Eusarces and Porta Maggiore (time permitting)
Tu June 19 -AM: Hadrianic and Antonine Campus Martius
-Pantheon, Mausoleum (Castel Santangelo), Temple of the Deified Hadrian, Column of Marcus Aurelius, Sant'Ignazio
W June 20 EXCURSION: Ostia (all day)
Th June 21 The Capitoline from Roman to Christian urban center
-Michelangelo's Campidoglio
Capitoline Museum
F June 22 Long weekend: no class
M June 25 AM: Severan Rome
-Arch of Severus, Arch of the Argentarii, and Baths of Caracalla
-San Giorgio in Velabro
Tu June 26 EXCURSION: Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli and Villa d'Este (all day)
W June 27 AM: Optional trip to the Papal Audience at the Vatican
PM: Late Imperial Rome
-Aventine hill: Santa Sabina and the Piazza of the Knights of Malta
Monte Testaccio; Pyramid of Caestius; Aurelian Wall
Th June 28 Late Antiquity and Post Classical Rome
-Baths of Diocletian and Santa maria degli Angeli
-Santa Prudenziana;arch of Constantine; San Giovanni in Laterano
F June 29 AM: Late Antique and post Classical Rome
-Santa maria maggiore, Piazza di Spagna
-Sant'Andrea e San Carlino. Quattro Fontane, Piazza Santa Susanna
-Palazzo Hertziana, Palazzo barberini (if time permits)
Saturday June 30  AM: Rome in the 17th - 20th centuries 
-Campo Marzio: Piazza Navona, Piazza Imperatore, Stadium of Domitian, San Ivo, and Piazza del Popolo, For Italico
M July 2 -CLAS 4305 and LATN 4405 Exam
Tu July 3 -CLAS 4400 Exam
W July 4 -CLAS 4350 Exam
Th July 5 -Early departure from the Hotel Ercoli by chartered bus/end of program

Housing 
Rome, for the entire length of the program: Hotel Ercoli at the northeast end of the Quirinal hill (via Collina, 48), just inside the ancient Aurelianic Wall, where the group has stayed each summer since 1975.
During the multi-day trip to the Bay of Naples: In Pompeii, Hotel Villa dei Misteri, within walking distance from the archaeological site. In Paestum, Hotel Poseidonia, within walking distance of the archaeological site and the beach.
Lodging, breakfast, and light supper seven days a week while with the group are included in the program fee.

Program Costs

The estimated program fee for the 2019 Rome Program is $4900 (this includes the $300 application fee) PLUS UGA TUITION AND SOME UGA STUDENT FEES.
Hope Scholarship recipients may not have to pay full tuition, but there will be other fees depending on the current rules of the Hope. Some, but not all, fees are waived since classes are off-campus; please note that the Institutional Fee can NOT be waived. HOPE scholarship students need to notify the Financial Aid department of their intent to attend summer classes.
Students NOT enrolled in a Univ. System of Georgia school qualify for the SAME (IN-STATE) TUITION FEE plus a modest out-of-state surcharge, though they too will have to pay all UGA enrolled student fees that cannot be waived; students enrolled at any System school are classified as in-state for purposes of this program and pay no surcharge, regardless of place of residence.

The program fee covers lodging, breakfast and light supper seven days a week while with the group, entrance fees for all group visits to sites, museums, and collections, chartered bus for airport transfer in Rome and day trips, transportation within the city (bus passes) for the majority of the days in Rome, and supplemental medical insurance.

Not included are international airline travel to and from Rome, lunches, beverages in general, the cost of a passport, books required for the courses, laundry, and any excursions taken apart from the group (including your meals when away from the group). REMEMBER:  All students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own airline transportation; no group air travel will be arranged.


Scholarships:
There are several scholarships reserved to students in this program:
The Thompson scholarships are for Latin, Greek, and/or Classical Studies majors.
History students may apply to the Linda Piper Award.

Grants from the UGA Classics in Rome Fund are open to all participants, including out-of state students. In 2018 seven grants were awarded:
In Memory of Dr. Timothy Gantz
In Memory of Dr. Linda Piper
In Memory of Dr. Tom Poss
In Honor of Dr. Jim Anderson
In Honor of Dr. Ed Best
In Honor of Dr. Bob Curtis
In Honor of Dr. Ingrid Edlund-Berry

For information on other scholarships go to http://rome.uga.edu/scholarships.asp
 

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Program Reviews:
Kathleen Elizabeth Fowler, Summer 2019 Participant
The arrangement for meals was wonderful. It made it so much easier to have weekday dinners already provided. I also appreciated the occasional extra lunches the program would provide because it gave us a good meal without us having to try to decide where to eat. The dinners at the hotel were not always the best but I appreciated the opportunity to try these homemade dishes.

Christopher Copeland Rouse, Summer 2018 Participant
Never felt unsafe in Rome

John Conrad Newton, Summer 2017 Participant
Good time for anyone who wants an adventure in Italy and learn a lot a bit about classics.

David Gates Sullivan, Summer 2019 Participant
The program provided plenty of time to go out and immerse oneself in the native culture, and particular excursions to a mozzarella farm, an opera, and a ballet performance all provided ample opportunity to enjoy Italian culture.

David Gates Sullivan, Summer 2019 Participant
The quality of the lectures and corresponding activities was undeniably extraordinary. I can offer no words that would sufficiently explain how much I learned on this program. I was engaged with and retained the information, and Dr. Gregg ensures that he was always available to answer questions and clear up any confusion. Not in any academic environment in my life have I learned as much so thoroughly as I learned the material on this trip. The workload, if it was well-planned by the student, was reasonable and left plenty of time for personal enrichment in the city and the rest of the study abroad environment. I cannot possibly stress this enough: the quality of education in this trip was the most superb academic experience I have ever had in my life, and every instructor involved deserves the highest praise and respect for their efforts.

Summer 2017 Participant
I would have appreciated have exams in the morning so that I could have the rest of the day to explore the city. It was odd having them in the middle of the afternoon.

Anna Marie Davis, Summer 2016 Participant
Between the information in the packet that Dr. Bianchelli and Dr. Greg gave us and the information provided to us on the UGA study abroad website, I felt more than prepared to go abroad.

Summer 2018 Participant
Was a very nice balance of both academic work and time able to be spent in recreation.

Michelle D Manganiello, Summer 2018 Participant
This program was exceptional; I learned so much about Rome as a city, about the people I went on the program with and about myself! I would go again in a heartbeat if I had the chance.

David Gates Sullivan, Summer 2019 Participant
I had no strong pre-conceived notions before the program, though even the most fanciful of dreams would have been met by this experience. Again I say, it was a superb time.

Testimonial:
Testimonial:
Experiencing another culture is a huge take-away from the trip. I can now see and relate to others that come into the US for the first time and are shocked by differences. Also actually being able to see the monuments I have been reading and learning about for so long was amazing. It really helps you to grasp the concepts that are explained when you see the objects in person.
     — Haley Higingbotham, Summer 2017
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