UMW in Venice & Croatia | Exploring the Roman & Venetian Empires


UMW in Venice & Croatia

Exploring Roman and Venetian Empires


Program Dates

May 14 – 29

Summer 2018


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Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
$3,890 payment due February 1, 2018.


  • Round-trip airfare
  • Ground transportation in-country
  • Some meals
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Group excursions
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • UMW tuition (3-credits)
  • Transportation to and from US Airport
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplemental snacks, some meals
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program includes significant amounts of walking each day (including over uneven ground) and stair climbing. There are few elevators in museums and historic sites. Swimming optional.

Led by Dr. Liane Houghtalin and Dr. Marjorie Och, examine the fault lines of empires and look at the expansion and decline of two great civilizations. Students will spend one week in Venice, with excursions to the surrounding region, and one week in Croatia.

  • Explore the Veneto, including Vicenza and Padua, abounding in Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance architecture.
  • Spend evenings strolling along the pathways and canals of Venice, a stunning view around each turn.
  • Arrive in Croatia and move south along the fabulous Dalmatian Coast, rich in history and natural beauty.
  • See the Temple of Rome and Augustus at Pula, Diocletian’s retirement palace at Split, and glorious Dubrovnik.


Students will stay in double, triple or quad-occupancy rooms at local hotels and hostels.


Students will earn 3 credits for either ARTH 360A or CLAS 351D.  An additional 3 credits related to the trip may be arranged through participation in ARTH 491 or CLAS 491, individual study courses, with one of the instructors in the Fall 2018 semester. Tuition for these individual study courses is included in the regular fall tuition cost for most full-time UMW students.

This course satisfies the Experiential Learning OR Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director(s) only.

Requirements & Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


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