Program Details

The academic context of this program is composed by formal lectures, visits, guided tours and independent study. By the end of the study abroad term, students should have a comprehensive understanding of Roman, Greek and Etruscan societies and cultures. T
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This program offered by FUA traces the development of Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations with the objective of exploring how their distinct cultures have shaped and continue to affect Italy today. This program combines lectures, visits, and on-site research in the locations of Rome, Sicily, and Tuscany. Students will explore the cultures that arose in these ancient civilizations, compare the three civilizations, the relationship between them and the above-mentioned locations. Students and program leaders will travel together as a community of scholars - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the duration of the trip. While traveling, students will be attending daily classes and work on specific individual assignments.

The academic context of this program is composed by formal lectures, visits, guided tours and independent study. By the end of the study abroad term, students should have a comprehensive understanding of Roman, Greek and Etruscan societies and cultures. Through the study of the art, culture, mythology, history, political and military development, students will understand how these ancient civilizations have shaped and continue to shape contemporary Italy.

Setting Description:
Credit Load * 6 credits for three week option Program Details Week 1: Rome Students will explore Ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque Rome in sites such as the Coliseum, Forum, Vatican, Pantheon, Ara Pacis, Trajan's column, and the architecturally renown historic piazzas of the city - Piazza Navona, Campo de'Fiori, Piazza Farnese, Piazza Spagna and Piazza del Campidoglio. Week 2: Siciliy Visits and lectures on Greek civilization will take place in the towns of Taormina, the amphitheater of Syracuse and the fascinating Ortigia island, and the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Week 3: Florence and Southern Tuscany The final week of the program will consider the strong traces of Roman and Etruscan cultures throughout Tuscany. The city of Florence and its Roman past will be studied in the first portion of this week and will include a visit to the Etruscan city of Fiesole. A day trip to Maremma in southern Tuscany, one of the richest areas of Etruscan presence, will conclude th
Cost:
$ 6,400

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