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UMD-Winter: Italy: Ancient Greek and Roman Culture in Context (CLAS/ARTH)

Castellammare di Stabia, Italy
Naples, Italy
Pompeii, Italy
Rome, Italy
Sorrento, Italy
Terms offered: 
Winterterm
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
Yes
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English

Group in the Colosseum

Greek temples, Roman towns, seaside villas, and the Eternal City - you will see and learn about all of these, as we explore important sites for ancient Greek and Roman culture. By participating in this course, you will gain a broad and fundamental understanding of the history and culture of both urban and rural spaces of ancient Italy. The program begins in the Bay of Naples, where we will consider the nature of public and domestic architecture, urban planning, and aspects of Roman culture. We will also engage in several excursions to relevant sites and cities, including Stabia, Naples, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, and Sorrento, among others. The program will then move to Rome, where the next days will be filled with lectures and tours at various sites and museums.

Through first hand examination of both small everyday objects and monumental architecture, this program will give you an intensive introduction to the public and private lives of those who lived in ancient Italy. Apply now to learn how history has been uncovered and what still remains unexplained.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

UMD and non-UMD freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program director (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in one of the following three (3) credit UMD courses:

  • CLAS308G: Italy: Greek and Roman Culture in Context
  • ARTH369: Special Topics in Study Abroad III

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

There will be a pre-departure meeting before the end of the fall semester.

You will stay in shared accommodations in hotels.

Costs are current for winter 2018.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $37
Tuition $1,184
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $819
This fee represents the housing provided during the program.
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $2,540
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $440
Visa $0
Passport $140
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Course Materials $100
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $300
Optional trip cancelation/interruption Insurance (estimate) $180
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $5,150

NOTE: If you are a non-UMD graduate student, you will need to pay a $75 application fee to the UMD graduate school to participate in this program.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Dr. Crispin Corrado is the program director and a classical archaeologist specializing in Roman art. She received her Ph.D. at Brown University, and an MA in Art History and BA in Classics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Corrado is currently a faculty member at a number of American institutions in Rome and she has lived in Rome for over ten years.

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact Dr. Corrado at crispincorrado@hotmail.com.  

Dr. Lillian Doherty is the on-campus contact for this program. She can be reached at ldoherty@umd.edu.

For general questions or assistance with applying, contact EA Short-term Programs.

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities:

  • Visits to Herculaneum, where some of the most elegant, sumptuous houses surviving from the Roman period are found.
  • In-depth visits to museums and ancient sites in and around the city of Rome.
  • Excursion to Paestum, site of the largest Greek temples that still stand.
  • Tour of UMD excavations of the Roman villas at Stabiae guided by local experts.
  • Visit to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, which houses the world 's greatest collection of Roman paintings.
  • Free time in the Bay of Naples area to explore on your own such locations as Mt. Vesuvius, Capri, or the Amalfi Coast.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 01/05/2018 01/21/2018