UMW in Italy
Exploring Ancient & Early Modern Empires
|Led by Dr. Liane Houghtalin and Dr. Marjorie Och, and in partnership with SAI, the program examines the expansion and decline of ancient Rome, Renaissance Florence, and early modern Venice. Students will have the opportunity to explore the art, archaeology, history, culture, and contemporary society of these Italian cities.
Students will stay in double or triple-occupancy shared apartments in Rome. Apartments will be equipped with air conditioning, kitchen, linens, basic utensils for eating and preparing meals, internet, and a washing machine. Each participant will have a USD $75.00 utility allotment per month. Any utility usage over this amount will be charged to the participant at the end of the program.
During overnight excursions, students will be housed in double or triple occupancy rooms in three-star hotels.
Students will earn 6 transfer credits on this program. All students will take the 3 credit course titled “Exploring Ancient and Early Modern Empires” taught by UMW faculty members Dr. Och and Dr. Houghtalin. Students will also take an additional 3 credit course, “Cinematic Rome”, taught by Italiaidea, a local Italian institute for higher education.
This course satisfies the Experiential Learning/Beyond the Classroom or Global Inquiry/Diverse and Global Perspectives 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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