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Summer in Italy 2013:
Ancient Rome & Its Legacy
The city of Rome is a living museum. As the center of the powerful and long-lived Roman Empire, the city's ancient past has served as the foundation for an uninterrupted history spanning the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, all of which live on as integral parts of the lives of modern Romans today. And so this city of the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, and the Vatican is not just about the past, it is a lively city filled with energetic people, incredible food, and an active nightlife. Rome is the perfect place to study abroad, combining an unparalleled history, art, and architecture to study while you experience a fascinating modern culture and people.
The CSUSM program in Rome will focus on the ancient history of the city and its empire over the course of twenty-one days under the guidance of Dr. Darel Engen. Most days there will be a two-hour class meeting in the morning followed in the afternoon by a two to three hour visit to an important site or museum. Although most of the program will take place in the city of Rome, an excursion is planned to the ruins of Pompeii and an optional weekend trip to Fiesole/Florence are built into our schedule to allow students to make short excursions to other parts of Italy if they wish.
Ancient Roman history and its legacy in the modern city
Undergraduate: History 300X and History 300Y (topics in history); may satisfy upper-divsion GE
Graduate: Two History 699s (independent study)
- Class level: Open to all class levels
- Satisfactory Academic Performance to departure
Six units will be awarded as detailed above, History 300X and History 300Y or two History 699s.
All students will stay in shared dorm rooms at St. John's University. Bedrooms will be furnished with bunk beds, desks, chairs, closet, bookshelves and sink. Bathrooms will be shared. Students will be accommodated in single, double, and triple-occupancy rooms and may request a particular roommate.
Estimated Total Cost:
Undergraduates: ~ $5,800
Graduates: ~ $6,000
- Course fees (for 6 units): $1,752 (undergraduate); $2,028 (graduate)
- Program fee (dorm room, two dinners, round-trip bus to/from Pompeii, some guided tours): $1,500
- Airfare: $1,500 (estimate only; better deals are out there)
- Meals: $1,000 (estimated at $50/day; you may spend more or less)
- Transportation in Rome (airport transfer, public transportation): $150
- Spending money (including some site/museum entrance fees): $500 (depends on the individual, could spend more or less)
- Attend an information session led by Faculty Leader Darel Engen.
- Print out the application packet below. All application materials must be received by noon on March 1, 2013 along with your non-refundable $300 deposit. Only cash, checks or money orders will be accepted. Please make checks payable to CSUSM.
- Final payment of $1,200 program fees (check or money order only) is due by noon on April 12, 2013 to the Office of Global Education. Tuition expenses are paid directly through Extended Learning and will come due in late May.
Travel-Study Italy 2013 Application:
- Travel-Study Italy 2013 Application
- Medical Disclosure Form
- Air Travel & Hold Harmless Statement
- Foreign Study University Contract A (coming soon)
- Personal Conduct Agreement
Attend an Upcoming Information Session!
Tuesday, March 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Mark 101
Wednesday, March 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mark 102
Tuesday, March 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Mark 107
Wednesday, March 13, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mark 102
Tuesday, March 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Mark 107
Wednesday, March 20, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mark 102