Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Rome, Italy
- Terms: Summer
- Dates / Deadlines
|Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing (at program start):||Sophomore||Click here for a definition of this term Program Features:||Faculty-Led Global Seminar|
|Click here for a definition of this term GPA at time of application:||2.5||Click here for a definition of this term Housing:||Hotel/Hostel|
|Click here for a definition of this term Open to students from:||CU Boulder||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Prerequisite(s):||No Program Course Prerequisites||Click here for a definition of this term Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:||3 credits|
|Click here for a definition of this term Length of Summer/Winter Program:||2 Weeks, May term||Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study:||CMCI Core: Hist Views, CMCI Core: Humn/Arts, Engineering/Applied Sci: Humanities/SS, Italian|
|Click here for a definition of this term Estimated Total Costs:||$||Click here for a definition of this term Additional Search Options:||GPA Access Abroad eligible, Takes place in Maymester|
Program is directed by CU Instructor Paul Diduch, who loves to share his expertise and will convince you that Culture Wars is, by far, the best way to experience Rome!
Enjoy on-site lectures at major cultural and historical sites in and around Rome
Please note: this program often fills early - it is recommended that you apply before winter break.
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The program will be based in downtown Rome and will employ a lot of walking and a little local transportation to get to know the city as well as possible in a relatively short period of time. All classes will be held on site and will include visits to most of the major sites in and near Rome, including:
You will be housed in double rooms in a simple pensione (hotel) located near the Coliseum. Every room has a private bath, but we have sacrificed other amenities in favor of good location and price. A very simple continental breakfast will be served every morning, and we will have some group meals during the course. We will show you how to eat well and economically on your own.
The program begins and ends in Rome. You are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements to and from Italy. Students in the group who would like to travel together can discuss this option at the group orientation to be held during the spring semester. We will provide good descriptions of how to reach our hotel from the airport and train station, and we are eager to help those planning to travel independently in Italy.
You will earn three upper-division credits in HUEN 3700, Culture Wars in Rome. Walking tours will be supported by an excellent guide book on Rome with information on the sites we will visit. There will be regular written assignments on both the readings and on the sites themselves, and there will be both group and individual projects. The course will be short but highly concentrated and most days will have two class sessions at various locations in Rome. This compressed schedule will maximize opportunities for independent travel at the end of the course, and it will also lead to a more intense and rewarding focus on the study of Rome. Attendance at each and every class/activity is required.
All instruction will be in English. Those of you with even a little Italian will find, however, that you will have extra opportunities to enjoy and profit from your Italian travels.
The program will begin with two intensive class days in Boulder prior to departure for Rome. These class days occur just after spring finals end and are absolutely required. See the dates section for more information, and don't book your flights until instructed to do so.
Your grade will be based on the following:
Paul Diduch, an Instructor in the Herbst Program of Humanities, will direct the program. Paul has extensive experience studying and teaching Classics, including Roman history and political thought. He was Guest Lecturer in Rome for Culture Wars 2016.
You will receive frequent updates on events in Rome during the time you are there, and a scavenger hunt will help you to learn your way around the different parts of the city. How to eat well in Rome will of course be a frequent subject of conversation. Staff will also do all they can to help you plan for independent travel at the end of the course.
Engineering Majors: The College of Engineering & Applied Science is pleased to allocate summer scholarship money for credit-bearing programs through the Engineers' Global Summer Scholarship. Click the link for a list of eligible programs and further information.
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|NOTE: Note that there are two REQUIRED class days in Boulder on May 11th and 12th. Students then have two free days to pack/prepare before departing for Rome on May 15th.|
** Most programs’ applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline, and some programs’ applications aren’t reviewed until after the deadline. Check with Education Abroad staff for details.
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