The city of Rome is a living museum. As the center of the powerful and long-lived Roman Empire, the city's ancient past has served as the foundation for an uninterrupted history spanning the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, all of which live on as integral parts of the lives of modern Romans today. And so this city of the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, and the Vatican is not just about the past, it is a lively city filled with energetic people, incredible food, and an active nightlife. Rome is the perfect place to study abroad, combining an unparalleled history, art, and architecture to study while you experience a fascinating modern culture and people.
The CSUSM program in Rome will focus on the ancient history of the city and its empire over the course of twenty-two days under the guidance of Dr. Darel Engen. Most days there will be a two-hour class meeting in the morning followed in the afternoon by a two to three hour visit to an important site or museum. One thing is for sure, students will make Rome their living classroom.
December 27, 2017- January 17, 2018
Undergraduate: History 304A and History 304B (topics in history); will satisfy upper-divsion GE (CC & DD)
Graduate: Two History 699s (independent study)
Six units will be awarded as detailed above, History 304A and History 304B or two History 699s.
All students will stay in the 4-star Best Western Hotel Universo in Rome. Students will be accommodated in twin rooms with private bathrooms.
$3,000*+ Extended Learning Fees, estimated at $492 for six units
*Program price will be reduced to $2,850 if more than 15 students enroll!
All fees include airport pick-up and drop-off, transportation in country, accommodation, welcome and farewell dinners, daily breakfast, most excursions and medical insurance. Airfare and personal expenditures NOT included in the program cost, estimated at $1,860.
Additional Expenses to Budget:
Airfare: $1,200 (estimate only; better deals are out there)
Meals: $660 (estimated at $30/day; you may spend more or less)
Spending money: $500 (depends on the individual, could spend more or less)
Please be sure to read the fine print concerning change fees, taxes, luggage restrictions, etc. before booking. Whenever possible, book directly with an airline.
January in Rome 2018 Application:
For more information, contact Dr. Darel Engen at email@example.com