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UGA - Franklin - UGA Classics in Rome
Paestum, Italy; Pompeii, Italy; Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program )
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Cost of Attendance Sheets Summer (June-July)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/31/2018 02/01/2018 05/27/2018 07/05/2018
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: USAC
Partner Institution: None Type of Instruction: Interdisciplinary, Lecture
Classes With: U.S. Student Language Program: No
Language of Instruction: English Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
Housing Location: Off-Campus Housing Type: Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Archaeology, Art History, Classical Culture, Classical Languages Minimum number of credit hours: 9
Maximum number of credit hours: 9 Participant Selection: Competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0 or above
Number of Student Participants:
11-20 students
Type of Admission: By deadline or until program fills
Open to non-UGA students:
Program Description:


UGA- Franklin- UGA Classics in Rome

The Department of Classics encourages its majors and minors to study abroad to enhance their understanding of the classical world. The Department operates its own Study Abroad program in Rome (UGA Classics in Rome) which offers undergraduate students nine hours of course credit during the summer. 

Program Location

Roman Forum

May 27-July 5, 2018
Multi-day trip to the Bay of Naples to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, various villas buried by the eruption of Vesuvius, Paestum, and the Archaeological Museum of Naples. Day trips to the Etruscan sites of Cerveteriand Tarquinia, Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este in Tivoli.

Contact Information

Elena Bianchelli, Program Director
Dept. of Classics
Tel: 706-542-8392

Christopher Gregg
Tel: 703-993-1250

Academic Program

--The program deals with the archaeology, the art, and the history of Rome from its origins to modern times.
--Students sign up for three courses (9 credit hours). This is equivalent to more than half a Minor in Classical Studies

CLAS 4350 (Ancient Rome)
CLAS 4400 (The Art of Rome)
CLAS 4305 (The Urban Tradition of Rome)
LATN 4405 (The Latin Tradition of Rome).

Rome is your classroom: on a typical day the professors take the students to visit various sites in Rome and lecture right in front of the monuments and inside the museums. The guided tours are usually over by lunch time. Afternoons and weekends are for personal exploration of the city.
N.B. Because of the nature of the program, students need to be fit and able to walk at a good speed, climb stairs, and feel comfortable on uneven paths.

Program Itinerary for Summer 2017
Su May 28 -Morning (AM): Arrival
-Afternoon (PM): Neighborhood stroll
M May 29 -AM: Orientation 
-The centro storico and the layers of Rome (San Clemente)
Tu May 30 -AM: Myth & History of Rome 
-Foundation myths, geographical orientation, settlement and burial patterns for the early city
W May 31 -AM: A Walk through the Borghese Gardens and Visit to the 
-Villa Giulia Museum
Th June 1 -EXCURSION: Etruscans
-Tarquinia and Cerveteri (all day)
F June 2 -AM: Roman Republic
-Area Sacra Largo Argentina, Theater of Pompey, Tiber Island, Forum Boarium area 
Festa della Repubblica: schedule adjustments may be necessary
M June 5 -AM: Roman Republic
-Forum & Palatine, visit 1  
Tu June 6 -AM: End of the Republic
-Palazzo Massimo Museum
W June 7 -AM: The Age of Augustus and the Pax Augusta
-Ara Pacis and Mausoleum of Augustus 
-Palazzo Altemps Museum
Th June 8 -AM: Augustus and the Eternal City
-Theater of Marcellus, Porticus of Octavia;
-Trastevere (Sta. Cecilia and Sta. Maria in Trastevere) and the 
-Gianicolo (Il Tempietto, Aqua Paola and Parco Garibaldi)
F June 9 -AM Julio-Claudian and Flavian Rome
Forum Romanum and Platine (vist 2) and Colosseum
M June 12 CAMPANIA EXCURSION: Early morning departure.
-Chartered bus from Rome to Paestum, Greek colony and Roman city south of the Amalfi coast. Stop in Caserta to visit the Royal Palace
-Overnight at the Hotel Poseidonia Mare in Paetum
-Archaeological museum and archaeological site in Paestum
-V isit to a mozzarella factory
-Overnight in Paestum
-Early depart from Paestum
-AM visit of Herculaneum.
-Lunch at a pizzeria
-PM visit of the Roman villas at Oplontis and Boscoreale
-Overnight at the Hotel Villa dei Misteri in Pompeii
-AM: Pompeii, early morning to mid-afternoon
-overnight at the Hotel Villa dei misteri in Pompeii
-AM: Departure from Pompeii after breakfast
-National Archaeological museum in Naples
-PM: Return by bus to Rome
-Mid-afternoon arrival in Rome
M June 19 AM: Trajan and the High Empire
The Imperial Fora Museum and Markets of Trajan; The Column of Trajan; Tomb of Eusarces and Porta Maggiore (time permitting)
Tu June 20 -AM: Hadrianic and Antonine Campus Martius
-Pantheon, Mausoleum (Castel Santangelo), Temple of the Deified Hadrian, Column of Marcus Aurelius, Sant'Ignazio
W June 21 The Capitoline from Roman to Christian urban center
-Michelangelo's Campidoglio
Capitoline Museum
Th June 22 EXCURSION: Ostia (all day)
F June 23 Long weekend: no class
M June 26 AM: Severan Rome
-Arch of Severus, Arch of the Argentarii, and Baths of Caracalla
-San Giorgio in Velabro
Tu June 27 EXCURSION: Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli and Villa d'Este (all day)
W June 28 AM: Optional trip to the Papal Audience at the Vatican
PM: Late Imperial Rome
-Aventine hill: Santa Sabina and the Piazza of the Knights of Malta
Monte Testaccio; Pyramid of Caestius; Aurelian Wall
Th June 29 Late Antiquity and Post Classical Rome
-Baths of Diocletian and Santa maria degli Angeli
-Santa Prudenziana;arch of Constantine; San Giovanni in Laterano
F June 30 AM: Late Antique and post Classical Rome
-Santa maria maggiore, Piazza di Spagna
-Sant'Andrea e San Carlino. Quattro Fontane, Piazza Santa Susanna
-Palazzo Hertziana, Palazzo barberini (if time permits)
Saturday July 1  AM: Rome in the 17th - 20th centuries 
-Campo Marzio: Piazza Navona, Piazza Imperatore, Stadium of Domitian, San Ivo, and Piazza del Popolo
M July 3 -CLAS 4305 and LATN 4405 Exam
Tu July 4 -CLAS 4400 Exam
W July 5 -CLAS 4350 Exam
Th July 6 -Official departure from the Ercoli/end of program

Rome, for the entire length of the program: Hotel Ercoli at the northeast end of the Quirinal hill (via Collina, 48), just inside the ancient Aurelianic Wall, where the group has stayed each summer since 1975.
During the multi-day trip to the Bay of Naples: In Pompeii, Hotel Villa dei Misteri, within walking distance from the archaeological site. In Paestum, Hotel Poseidonia, within walking distance of the archaeological site and the beach.
Lodging, breakfast, and light supper seven days a week while with the group are included in the program fee.

Program Costs

The program fee for the 2018 Rome Program is $4950 (this includes the $300 application fee) PLUS UGA TUITION AND SOME UGA STUDENT FEES.
Hope Scholarship recipients may not have to pay full tuition, but there will be other fees depending on the current rules of the Hope. Some, but not all, fees are waived since classes are off-campus; please note that the Institutional Fee can NOT be waived. HOPE scholarship students need to notify the Financial Aid department of their intent to attend summer classes.
Students NOT enrolled in a Univ. System of Georgia school qualify for the SAME (IN-STATE) TUITION FEE plus a modest out-of-state surcharge, though they too will have to pay all UGA enrolled student fees that cannot be waived; students enrolled at any System school are classified as in-state for purposes of this program and pay no surcharge, regardless of place of residence.

The program fee covers lodging, breakfast and light supper seven days a week while with the group, entrance fees for all group visits to sites, museums, and collections, chartered bus for airport transfer in Rome and day trips, transportation within the city (bus passes) for the majority of the days in Rome, and supplemental medical insurance.

Not included are international airline travel to and from Rome, lunches, beverages in general, the cost of a passport, books required for the courses, laundry, and any excursions taken apart from the group (including your meals when away from the group). REMEMBER:  All students are responsible for arranging and paying for their own airline transportation; no group air travel will be arranged.

There are several scholarships reserved to students who apply for this program:
The Thompson scholarships are for Latin, Greek, and/or Classical Studies majors.
History students may apply to the Linda Piper Award.

Grants from the UGA Classics in Rome Fund are open to all participants, including out-of state students.

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials: 1 2 3 4 5
Accessibility and quality of health care: 1 2 3 4 5
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation: 1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload: 1 2 3 4 5
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits: 1 2 3 4 5
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing: 1 2 3 4
Arrangements for and quality of meals: 1 2 3 4 5
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture: 1 2 3 4 5
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program: 1 2 3 4 5
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns: 1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost: 1 2 3 4 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations: 1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Summer 2017 Participant
This program was a life changing experience. I felt immersed in the history and the modern legacy of the ancient Romans. If I could go on this trip again, I would do it in a heartbeat.
Summer 2017 Participant
The program completely exceeded my expectations. It was the best six weeks of my life.
Summer 2016 Participant
No matter how much money you think you are going to spend or limit yourself to spending, you are wrong. Make sure you bring double of what you originally thought, simply because it's Italy! You are going to spend so much money on gelato, souvenirs, pizza and pasta, and outside trips, but it is all worth it in the end!
John Conrad Newton, Summer 2017 Participant
Keep an open mind, keep a journal and dont abuse the wifi
Laura Jeanne White, Summer 2016 Participant
The program went beyond my expectations in just about every way!
Jessica Ann Mintz, Summer 2016 Participant
No doubt about it, this program is worth the money. I'll never have another opportunity to spend that much time in a country that I love so much so I'm thankful for the debt!
Laura Jeanne White, Summer 2016 Participant
We were able to interact on a daily basis with the local culture through our visits to various sites. In addition we were given the opportunity to attend cultural events, such as the ballet and opera. We also had a good amount of free time in which to explore the culture in our own way.
Summer 2017 Participant
The hotel ercoli is in a nice area and all the places we went to were safe areas as wel
Summer 2017 Participant
Absolutely blown away by the quality of instruction given to the class by Chris Gregg. He is a man who is beyond passionate about the subject he teaches, and he wants everyone to walk away from this trip as a better, smarter, more mature individual.
Georgianne Cushmore, Summer 2017 Participant
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How did the experience impact you and your future educational/career/personal goals?
Although my intended major is Management Information Systems, after this trip I have decided to pursue a minor in Classics as well. I am also considering adding on a co-major in International Business. I was unsure about this before because I do not enjoy learning languages and did not want to take the three foreign language courses required to co-major in International Business. After taking one semester of Italian in preparation for this trip and also experiencing the language and it's beauty first hand, I know that if I do co-major, I would choose Italian as my language. I would also like to visit Rome again in the future.
     — Sahiba Amir Ali, Summer 2017
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