Program Details

In the Dark Heart of Rome, you will delve beneath the city of Rome via the Roman Forum, the Catacombs, and the Cerveteri Necropolis, Etruscan City of the Dead. Murder, mystery, and madness will become part of your daily experience as you explore the ancie
Location:
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

In the Dark Heart of Rome, you will delve beneath the city of Rome via the Roman Forum, the Catacombs, and the Cerveteri Necropolis, Etruscan City of the Dead. Murder, mystery, and madness will become part of your daily experience as you explore the ancient city of Rome, and we visit the ghostly remains of Pompeii, including the world’s most infamous brothel – the Lupanare. Gladiators, political intrigue, religious turmoil, annihilation of a city, and Roman legends will be evaluated through a psychologist's lens.  When you are not exploring, you are still in one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Rome off hours offers cozy cafes, great food, unique boutiques, a busy nightlife including Italy’s own Irish Pub - Scholars Lounge, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. With its myriad sights, you will encounter beauty and history in Rome's every corner. 
 

Program Details

Credits Offered:

Undergraduate:

  • Psychology (PSYC) 405: Mystery, Madness, and Murder (satisfies the Mason Core requirement in synthesis)
  •  Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics

Graduate:

  • Psychology (PSYC) 592: Special Topics

Eligibility & Prerequisites

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. 
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Housing

Double or triple occupancy in hotels

 

Cost:
Program Cost (Winter 2017): $3738 Included: Tuition (3 credits) Accommodation Some meals (breakfast daily and additional meals as outlined below) Metro tickets for necessary program-related activities Cultural tours and excursions Pre-departure Orientation International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Other transportation Most meals Personal spending

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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