Rome: History of a City


Rome: History of a City

Summer 2022 | Rome, Italy

  • Program Fee: $4,500 (Includes 4-credit tuition, accommodations, some meals, local transportation, cultural activities and excursions.)

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To the Eternal City

Journey to Rome, capital of Italy and one of Europe’s oldest continuously occupied cities. Here, archaeological attractions—the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon—bear witness to ancient civilizations. Examine the iconic monuments of a major Renaissance center and the birthplace of Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Study the cityscape that inspired writers from Tibullus to Ovid and Virgil. Plus: a day trip to the Italian countryside.


The evolution of Rome

What makes a city and how does the notion of a city change over centuries and civilizations? What lessons are layered in the ruins of the most important of Rome’s archeological treasures? How does Rome serve as a case study for the evolution of urbanism in Europe?


Italy's cultural jewels

Stroll through much loved piazzas learning how to read the city archaeologically, historically and culturally. Use this interdisciplinary lens to understand Rome’s influence on Western civilization and our modern world. Celebrate 2,500 years of history among contemporary bustling markets and lively public squares. Savor pasta, gelato and cappuccino that make this destination a gourmand’s paradise.


Notch an immersive experience for your Launch Plan while networking and practicing transferable skills. This program is particularly relevant to students studying classics, history, medieval studies and archaeology as well as Italian culture and history.