Study in Rome



Study the culture and history of ancient Rome! This 18-day program will take participants to various monuments and museums, while offering 3 units of academic credit (undergraduate or graduate) through HRS 115: Material Culture of Ancient Rome.


Such an approach to the study of ancient Roman culture, especially given this course’s emphasis on material culture, has great advantages above and beyond merely a classroom setting. Experiencing modern Rome and the other locales is also valuable opportunity for learning and personal growth.


The program is open to the public, though participants are expected to have a general familiarity with ancient Roman culture, including Vergil’s Aeneid. 


This trip includes four days in Pompeii and vicinity (e.g. Herculaneum, National Museum in Naples) and two weeks in Rome and vicinity (e.g. Lavinium, Ostia Antica), featuring site and museum visits.

  • Twelve nights stay in double-occupancy dormitory rooms at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, the premier North American center for the study of the classical world in Italy
  • Three nights stay at Hotel Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii
  • Three nights stay at Villa Vergiliana, Bacoli
  • Visits to major sites around the Bay of Naples, including Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, and Cumae
  • Excursions from Rome to Ostia Antica, the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, and the Etruscan necropolises at Cerveteri and Tarquinia