UMW in Rome | Latin Inscriptions & the Eternal City

UMW in Rome

Latin Inscriptions and the Eternal City


Program Dates

May 11 — May 20

Summer 2022


Register for this program by January 14, 2022. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

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Program Fees


$500 deposit due upon registration.
$4,600 due March 1, 2022.


  • Tuition (can be included in Spring 2022 course load)
  • International airfare
  • Breakfast daily and group welcome and farewell dinners
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Group transportation in-country to sites included in itinerary
  • Group excursions
  • Entry fees
  • International medical insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • Textbooks
  • Transportation to/from airport in the US
  • Additional meals/snacks
  • Personal expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
  • COVID-19 testing
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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 requires a moderate level of activity, including significant city walking.




Dr. Joe Romero and Dr. Angela Pitts co-direct this program set in the “Eternal City” of Rome.  Excavating the layers of the ancient through modern city, we unearth a mosaic of sites of deep historical, artistic, and cultural relevance, such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountain, the Museo Nationale Romano housed in the Baths of Diocletian, Ostia Antica, and the Markets of Trajan.  Students may take one of two courses in association with the program—either “CPRD 100G: Eternal City” or “LATN 207:  Latin Inscriptions in Rome”.  Both courses are taught in English, and the students in both courses travel as one learning community, informing each other about the cultural and historical inheritance of ancient Rome as preserved in the architecture, art, and city planning of the modern city.

  • Multiple daily excursions to sites that offer insight into Rome’s ancient, medieval, Renaissance, and modern history
  • Walk through the Colosseum where gladiators greeted their audiences
  • Tour the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum, and the Basilica of St. Peter’s
  • Enjoy gelato and cappuccino in Rome’s most picturesque piazzas
  • Imagine yourself as an ancient Roman exploring the Ostia Antica, ancient Rome’s port city
  • Marvel at the remains of the various Roman fora commissioned by the emperors of ancient Rome


Students will stay in double, triple, or quad-occupancy hotel accommodations near the heart of Rome.


Students will have the option to take one course, for 2 UMW credits, as part of this program. The courses options are:

  • LATN 207: Inscriptions of Rome, taught by Dr. Joe Romero
  • CPRD 100: The Eternal City, taught by Dr. Angela Pitts

Both courses will be taught during the final eight weeks of the spring 2022 semester on campus in Fredericksburg and then will be followed by the travel abroad portion of the course in May 2022.  Students enrolled in LATN 207 or CPRD 100 in spring 2022 are required to travel abroad as part of the course.

This course satisfies the Beyond the Classroom OR Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director only.

Requirements & Prerequisites

Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. LATN 201 is a required pre-requisite if enrolling in the LATN 207 course offering. Italian proficiency is not required as courses will be taught in English.  This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study. It is also open to non-UMW students.

All participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to participate in this program, per the agreement with the program’s in-country travel provider, SAI. 


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


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