CLASSICS STUDY ABROAD IN ROME
24 MAY to 2 JULY
is STILL open for student enrollment /
DEADLINE EXTENDED / a few spots for 2013 are still available !
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, APPLY IMMEDIATELY
Application forms are available at the end of this webpage as .pdf files,
or you may request them from the Director (see below)
Sponsored by the University of Georgia
Department of Classics
tartarughe (Fountain of the tortoises), Piazza Mattei, Rome
What is the Classics Program in Rome about?
Five to six
weeks of summer study in the heart of Rome, Italy, with all courses
taught (in English) by University of Georgia faculty.
Most participants take three upper
level courses in ancient Roman civilization, all of which center around regular
group field trips and explorations in the city.
Some coverage of later periods (medieval, renaissance, baroque) will be
Day trips outside the city include visits to the Etruscan sites of
Tarquinia and Cerveteri, Hadrianís villa and the Villa díEste at Tivoli, and
other venues. If finances permit, the
group takes a three-day trip to the Bay of Naples to see Pompeii and other
ancient sites buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Greek temples at Paestum
and other ancient remains in Campania. For a PDF application
form, click here.
Entablature of the Hera
II temple, Paestum
The Program is not affiliated with any host institution in Italy. All instruction is done in English by UGA professors, and
students enrolled at UGA or any other Georgia System school receive on-campus
credit just as if the courses had been taken in Athens.
This is a Classics program, so the courses offered are aimed primarily at students with some background and/or interest in ancient studies. All undergraduate participants enroll for a total of nine (9) semester hours credit (graduates enroll for six hours). All students are enrolled in CLAS 4350 (Ancient Rome: topography & monuments), CLAS 4400 (Studies Abroad in Rome: the Art of Rome), and CLAS 4305 (Special Topics: The Classical Tradition of Rome) or IF DEMAND WARRANTS IT-- for Latin majors and minors or those with prior experience in Latin -- LATN 4405 (The Latin Tradition of Rome) may be substituted for CLAS 4305, by permission of the director. All courses have the Honors option available where appropriate; thus Honors Program students can receive up to nine hours of Honors credit through the program. Graduate enrollment, courses and credit -- when appropriate --must be arranged individually with Dr. Anderson. For a PDF application form, click here.
For 2013, students must arrive in Rome on FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013, and depart on TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013. PLEASE NOTE: All international air travel is to be arranged by each student individually; no group air travel will be arranged. Students must arrange to arrive at Rome's DaVinci airport (FCO) in the morning (by 12 noon) of Friday, May 24, 2013, in order to be met by Program faculty; any other arrival times, dates, or venues will require participants to make their own arrangements to reach the Hotel Ercoli.
Dr. James C. Anderson, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Classics at UGA, serves as Director and Professor-in-Charge. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and former director of its Classical Summer School, also former Mellon Professor-in-Charge at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. He has directed this program since 2003, and has also taught for UGA Study Abroad in Cortona. His research focuses on the topography, architecture and art of the ancient city of Rome, ancient Italy, and Roman France; he has published 4 books and a number of articles.
Dr. A. and group at Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli
Dr. A. and the statue of Mithras, underground in Ostia antica
For 2013, about twenty students. Thus
classes are small, and faculty readily available to the students.
PLEASE NOTE: the Program is entirely dependent on sufficient student enrollment,
and can be cancelled at any time if there are not enough students signed up.
In case of cancellation of the Program, all fees that have been paid will be
refunded in full.
PLEASE NOTE: the Program is entirely dependent on sufficient student enrollment, and can be cancelled at any time if there are not enough students signed up. In case of cancellation of the Program, all fees that have been paid will be refunded in full.
In the Hotel Ercoli at the northeast end of the Quirinal hill (via Collina, 48), just inside the ancient Aurelianic Wall, where the group has stayed each summer since 1975. The Biasotti family who own and run the hotel and their staff provide a continental breakfast and light supper (pasta/soup course plus a main course) every day we are in Rome. Students live two or three to a room; all rooms have private baths; bedding, towels and room cleaning are provided. Lunches and all extra food and beverages are at each student's own expense.
Any student with a 3.0 GPA or above (exceptions may be made through an interview with the Director). No knowledge of Italian or previous acquaintance with ancient Classical culture or languages is required (except for students who enroll in LATN 4405), but some familiarity with ancient Rome and classical culture is strongly recommended, the courses are designed with a minimal background in ancient studies assumed, and priority for admission is given to students with such background. Non-UGA students will be informed of how to apply for temporary admission with transient status in order to receive credit for the Program. For a PDF application form, click here.
For 2013: $5700 for the PROGRAM FEE (the $250 application fee is part of this) PLUS [if you enroll for 3 courses = 9 semester hours] UGA TUITION AND SOME UGA STUDENT FEES (you can determine how much tuition will be by using the tuition schedule available on the Bursar's Office website = https://busfin1.busfin.uga.edu/bursar/schedule.cfm) which must be paid to Banking & Trust at UGA (just as if the student were taking classes on campus); Hope Scholarship recipients may not have to pay full tuition, but there will be other fees depending on the current rules of the Hope (some, but not all, fees are waived since classes are off-campus; please note that the Institutional Fee, which was $450 in 2012, canNOT be waived, so is owed). HOPE scholarship students do need to notify the Financial Aid department of their intent to attend summer classes. Students NOT enrolled in a Univ. System of Georgia school qualify for the SAME (IN-STATE) TUITION FEE (!) plus only a modest ($250) out-of-state surcharge, though they too will have to pay all UGA enrolled student fees that cannot be waived; students enrolled at any System school are classified as in-state for purposes of this program and pay no surcharge, regardless of place of residence. The program fee covers lodging, breakfast and light supper seven days a week while with the group, entrance fees for all group visits to sites & museums & collections, chartered bus for airport transfer in Rome and day trips, transportation within the city (bus passes) for the majority of the days in Rome, and supplemental medical insurance. Not included are international airline travel to and from Rome, lunches, beverages in general, the cost of a passport, books required for the courses, laundry, and any excursions taken apart from the group (including your meals when away from the group). REMEMBER: All students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own airline transportation; no group air travel will be arranged. ALSO REMEMBER: required date and time of arrival at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci airport (FCO) is 12 noon OR BEFORE on FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013.
Obelisk and elephant in front of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Rome
When are applications, application fee, and full payment
Application packets must be completed (all parts) and turned into Dr. Anderson. A $250 application fee (which will be included toward the Program Fee, or refunded if you are not offered a place on the Program, but is non-refundable if you withdraw from the Program after being admitted for any reason whatsoever) will be charged to your UGA student account immediately after the application deadline (Jan. 23, 2013) if you are an enrolled student at UGA; if not, the $250 application fee must accompany your application form as a check or money order, made payable to "UGA Classics Study Abroad in Rome." Applicants must also submit an official college transcript (sent by the Registrarís office) and a 100 word statement describing why they wish to study ancient Rome in Rome, and how their participation will relate to their program of study. Priority for positions on the Program is given to students majoring or minoring in degree programs of the UGA Classics Department, and to students with previous academic training in Classics; all admissions decisions will be made immediately after January 23, 2013. A MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION will be held in Park Hall on the UGA Campus for all accepted participants, probably at the end of February or early in March, 2013.
PROGRAM FEES WILL TOTAL $5700 (FOR 2013) : the application fee is included in that total; first payment of $3000 is due on or before FEBRUARY 20, 2013; second and final payment of $2450 is due on MARCH 20, 2013. THESE PAYMENTS WILL BE BILLED TO YOUR UGA STUDENT ACCOUNT ON THOSE DATES; OUT OF STATE STUDENTS MAY PAY THEM BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER (as above) OR BE BILLED FOR THEM TO THEIR UGA STUDENT ACCOUNTS ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY ADMITTED TO UGA as temporary students in transient status. Should any student be admitted after MARCH 20, 2013, payment in full will be due upon acceptance to the Program. Please remember that TUITION for course credit to be earned on the Rome Program must be paid to UGA Banking & Trust, and is IN ADDITION to the Program fee of $5700. Tuition will also be billed to all participants' UGA student accounts. For a PDF application form, click here.
Courtyard fountain, Domus of Cupid & Psyche, Ostia antica
Prospective applicants (or their parents) should feel free to call or write the Director, Prof. James Anderson, Depít. of Classics, 233 Park Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-6203; telephone: 706-542-2170; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is the most reliable and fastest way to reach him !
For more information about the UGA Rome Program, UGA Library Resources that support it, and important resources for travelling to and studying in Rome, see the UGA Library's Rome Study Abroad Webpage: http://www.libs.uga.edu/ref/dl/studyabroad/rome.html.
View of the Roman Forum from the Tabularium on the Capitoline hill, Rome
For PDF application form, click here.
application form is a PDF document which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
( available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html )
Please print out the blank application form, fill it in by hand, and bring or send it to Dr. Andeson.
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