Art and Culture of Rome: Ancient Beginnings and the Classical Legacy


Italy: Roma (Rome)


Earn credit while studying in Rome, Italy with Towson University in Summer 2014. Students will experience the art and architecture of the city of Rome from its earliest beginnings in antiquity to today. Explore the major monuments of ancient Etruria, including the magnificent tombs in Cerveteri and Tarquinia, and of imperial Rome, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon, with TU Professor Dr. Amy Sowder. The legacies of the classical tradition in the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods will be discussed in the course by walking through the hidden catacombs, visiting the magnificent Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, the Villa Borghese, and many of the spectacular churches and fountains throughout the city.


Rome is Italys largest city with over 2.7 million residents. It is the third most visited tourist destination in the European Union, and its historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To complement the urban investigations, day trips to Florence, Hadrian's Villa at Tivoli, and the stunning archaeological museums and archaeological sites in the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, are planned.




May 25 - June 11, 2014

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Minimum Education

High School

Subject Areas

  • Art History

Cost in US$:

USD4,450 (Subject to change)

Program Fees Include:

Academic credit, housing, welcome and farewell dinners, health insurance, and excursions. Additional costs include USD150 study abroad fee, airfare, all other meals, and personal expenses.

Experience Required


    Eligibility: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75, a high school diploma or equivalent experience, and be at least 18 years old.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Scholarships are Available

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1-2 weeks

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home