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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UTSA applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Any, Archaeology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts, Classical Studies, Classics, Culture, European Studies, Fine Art, History, Humanities, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Religion/Theology, Urban Design, Urban Studies Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: UTSA Abroad - Faculty Led
Program Description:

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COLFA Rome Program:
Faith and Power in Italian Art, Architecture, and Urban History

Honors College ItalySummer: May 16 to May 31, 2018
Three credit hours

Faculty Leaders

Dr. David Johnson, Professor Emeritus, History
Dr. Annie Labatt, Art and Art History - see bio here
Mr. Robert Baron, Architecture - see bio here

Information Session
Friday, November 17
1:00 PM
UC Ash Room

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to Italian culture and history.  It will consider the broad themes of faith, power, and politics through the lens of the art, the architecture, and the urban spaces of major Italian cities.  The focus will be on Rome; however, the class will also visit Tivoli, Assisi, Florence, and Siena.  Lectures will cover and consider the many layers of Italy’s rich past—from classical antiquity, through the Medieval and Renaissance periods, to the contemporary present.  
Within Rome, the group will plan to visit ancient classical sites such as the Forum, the Coliseum, the Pantheon, and the Baths of Diocletian.  We will also spend time in the Vatican Museums, in which we will see the Sistine Chapel and the expansive St. Peter’s Basilica. In addition, there will be day field trips to Tivoli where we will explore the Villa Adriana and Villa d’Este. In Florence, we will visit famous sites such as Santa Croce, the Duomo, and Palazzo Vecchio.
The course also includes an Italian cooking class.  There will be a lecture about Italian food and wine, including a tasting, which will provide an understanding and appreciation of Italian culture.

Program Costs
- Program Fee: $4,300
- All participants must register for a 3-credit UTSA course and pay tuition and fees.  Because the class will be taught off campus, the fees will be reduced.  However, if you are taking other summer courses at UTSA, you will be charged full fees for all courses, including the study abroad course.
- Airline tickets – all participants will purchase their own airline ticket (you will be notified when you should buy your ticket)
- Passport or Visa fees
- UTSA Study Abroad administrative fees
- Spending/meal money

Payment Timeline
Application Deadline: November 30
Acceptance Decisions: December 14
Deposit fee of $500: due before 4:00pm on November 30, 2017 (submit check to the COLFA Dean's Office)
Second deposit fee of $1,900: due January 15, 2018
Third deposit fee of $1,900: due February 15, 2018
IEF Study Abroad Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15

Application Deadline: November 30
All program applicants must click the Apply Now button (found near the top of the page) and complete the application requirements by the deadline.  By clicking Apply Now, the application system will display the requirements for your program.

Pre-Departure Group Meetings
Several group meetings will occur prior to program departure.  These are required sessions that cover academic and cultural information.  Participants will receive further information on dates, times, and locations.

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact David Johnson at or Robert Baron at

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