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Archaeology and History in Rome

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This course is now accepting applications for the Winter 2014-15 term.

UMAIE Course Number: T4469
SAU Course Equivalency: HIST 322, Rome (four credits)
Instructor: Ivancica Schrunk and Thomas Schrunk, University of St. Thomas
Dates: Jan. 6-29, 2015. (NOTE: SAU Spring semester begins January 14)
Location: Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii, Tarquinia, Ostia, Tivoli and the island of Capri
Price: $5,355-$5,655 (subject to change)

Program Description

Rome is the largest archaeological site in the world. It was the physical and symbolic center of the Roman Empire. Ancient Roman and early Christian remains are woven into the fabric of the modern city. Three millennia of continuous occupation have created a unique urban tapestry and "museum without walls", which offer the most immediate experience of the human past.

The material remains come to life in the rich documentary and literary evidence from the ancient period. The original settings of diverse ancient voices will help us analyze a long range of historical periods as well as particular political, social, religious, and cultural issues in the imperial capital. We shall experience and understand the issues of urban archaeology, such as excavation, conservation and presentation for tourists and experts. During the site visits to Ostia and Pompeii, we further explore the complexities of Roman urban life and link the past experiences to our current issues.

What is Included

  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis 
  • Hotel accommodation in double and triple rooms
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Travel assistance
  • International health insurance

What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Fees for textbooks and materials
  • Meals not covered by the program fee - approximately $727.50
  • Personal baggage fees

How to Apply

Priority Deadline: April 12, 2014
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2:  Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (300 Ambrose Hall). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 3: Turn in a completed Liability Form to 300 Ambrose Hall.
Step 4: Pay your remaining balance by November 1. Submit your payment to 300 Ambrose Hall. Make checks payable to St. Ambrose. Or pay online with a credit card.

Applications will be accepted until October 1.
Students that apply after the April 12 Priority Deadline may find that their desired program is full.

Application and payment details

  • Applications will not be reviewed until all application materials have been received.
  • The $500 deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted into the program, or if the program is cancelled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, the application deposit is non-refundable after September 17.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1. 
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.