Program Details

Excursions and Day Trips:

~Three day, two night excursion to the excavations of Pompeii, Naples, and the town of Sorrento along the gulf of Naples.

~Some of the field trips and activities in and near Rome include
-Capitoline Musuems
-Colo

Location:
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 6/16/2013 End Date: 7/13/2013

Through lecture, discussion, and field trips, we will explore Italian civilization and culture. The emphasis of the course will be on Italian culture, art, and history, especially the Roman contributions to these fields. Rome, the “Eternal City,” will be the classroom for study in this hands-on cultural and educational experience. The course also includes a two-night field trip to the Amalfi coast, where students will visit Pompeii and other sites near the Amalfi Coast. Taught in English.

COURSES
Italian 107S - Italian Culture and Institutions (4 units)
Assessment of the impact of regional autonomy on Italian cultural life from the Middle Ages to the present. Special emphasis on achievements in literature, the arts, philosophy, and socio-political insitutions. Taught in English. This course is taught abroad. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 107. GE credit: Arts and Humanities
AND
Italian 198 - Directed Group Study (4 units)
P/NP grading only.

Excursions and Day Trips:

~Three day, two night excursion to the excavations of Pompeii, Naples, and the town of Sorrento along the gulf of Naples.

~Some of the field trips and activities in and near Rome include
-Capitoline Musuems
-Colosseum
-Circus Maximus
-Roman Forum
-Pantheon
-Campus Martius
-Etruscan necropolis in Cerveteri (one hour outside Rome)
-San Clemente and/or San Giovanni in Laterano
-Catacombs of San Calisto
-Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura
-St. Peter’s and Michelangelo’s cupola, Vatican Museums, and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (The Vatican City)
-Villa Borghese and the Galleria Borghese
-Piazza Sant’Ignazio and Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio and Chiesa del Gesu`
-Isola Tiberina, the Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere, Museo della Civilta` Romana
-Piazza di Spagna
-Ostia Antica

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
While in Rome, you will be staying at an international high school on one of the famous seven hills of Rome next to Circus Maximus, and a five minute walk from the Coliseum and the Roman Forum. Once a religious seminary, the high school now houses the school's administrative offices, classrooms, library, and living quarters. All rooms are double or triple occupancy (and possibly quad). Each floor has a common bathroom with toilets, sinks and shower stalls.
You will be staying at a hotel in Sorrento while on the Amalfi Coast.

During your stay in Rome, meals will be held in a common dining area. Breakfast is provided Monday through Friday, and dinner is provided Sunday through Thursday. Lunch is on your own daily. There are many cafes, pizza places, and grocery stores nearby.

Lonely Planet online descriptions of Rome:
No other city comes close. It may no longer be caput mundi (capital of the world), but Rome is an epic, bubbling-over metropolis harbouring lost empires.

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