Study Abroad


Archaeology and History in Rome

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This course is now accepting applications for the Winter 2015-16 term.

UMAIE Course Number: T4669
SAU Course Equivalency: HIST 322, Rome (four credits)
Instructor: Ivancica Schrunk and Thomas Schrunk, University of St. Thomas
Dates: January 6 - 29, 2016
Location: Rome, Sorrento, Pompeii
Price: $4,935-$5,235 (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

  • Study abroad fee, in lieu of tuition 
  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis 
  • Hotel accommodation in double and triple rooms
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • Two lunches at three dinners (subject to change)
  • 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 $715.
  • Personal baggage fees

How to Apply

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application. 
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.

Payment deadlines and instructions

  • October 1, 2015: $500 deposit due
    Turn in your deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). 
    Deposit checks should be made payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL. 
  • November 1, 2015: remaining balance due
    Turn in your final payment to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
    Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University or pay online with credit card.
    Credit card users - Indicate that the payment is for the SPRING 2016 term.

Payment details

  • Read the UMAIE Rules and Procedures regarding additional payment policies.
  • The $500 deposit is refundable ONLY if you are not accepted or if the program is canceled.
  • If you are accepted, all payments are non-refundable after each payment deadline.
  • All payments are deducted from the total program cost.
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.
  • Credit card users will incur additional service fees.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1.