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May 26 - June 26, 2024

Now accepting applications!

Watch now!

  • Watch the full video, Roma Amor by Alan Flurry, about UGA Classics Study Abroad in Rome HERE!
  • Watch the full video, Filmed by Anna Conti, Summer 2016 HERE!
  • Watch the full video, Filmed by Alan Flurry, Summer 2014 HERE!

Information on the Rome Program

  • Location: Rome, Italy, founded in 753 B.C.
  • Institution: The University of Georgia Department of Classics.
  • Student Body: 20 students per summer.
  • Housing: In the historic center of Rome within steps of the Colosseum.
  • Orientation in Athens in March.
  • Courses: CLAS 4350 (Ancient Rome), CLAS 4400 (The Art of Rome), and CLAS 4305 (The Urban Tradition of Rome) or LATN 4405 (The Latin Tradition of Rome).
  • Activities:  Participants take three upper level courses in ancient Roman civilization, all of which center around regular group field trips and explorations in the city. Some coverage of later periods (medieval, renaissance, baroque, fascist) will be included. 
  • Day trips outside the city include visits to the Etruscan sites of Tarquinia and Cerveteri, Hadrian’s villa and the Villa d’Este at Tivoli, and other venues. The group takes a multi-day trip to the Bay of Naples to visit Pompeii and other ancient sites buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the Naples National Archaeological Museum, the Greek temples at Paestum, and other ancient remains in Campania. A second multi-day trip to Pienza and Florence, Tuscany.
  • Academic Calendar: Six weeks from late May to early July.
  • Program Directors: Elena Bianchelli/ Dr. Mario Erasmo, Program Faculty: Dr. Andres Matlock.
  • Program Fees: See the fees HERE. PROGRAM COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE OR TUITION. Students who are not residents of Georgia or do not attend a University System of Georgia school will pay an additional $250 out of state fee. UGA tuition and fees will be charged to the student account, just as if the student were taking classes on campus, and must be paid before the departure for Rome.
  • **PLEASE NOTE: This program is physically strenuous. Participants must be able to climb hills and walk several miles a day over uneven terrain.**

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UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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