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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Rome: Rome (HUMS S250)
Rome, Italy
Program Terms: Summer
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
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Program Budget: Summer
Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
1 first semester freshman, 1.5 second semester freshman, 2 first semester sophomore, 2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior, 4 first semester senior, 4.5 second semester senior, graduate or professional student, other
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Program Description:

No longer accepting applications for the 2014 summer.

YSS in Rome, Italy
HUMS S250: Rome (Group II, Hu)

Program Dates: Sunday, June 1 - Saturday, July 5, 2014

Prerequisite: HUMS 444

Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.

Funding: Yale students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA).
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices.

Course Description: Designed as the logical complement and correlation to HUMS 444, this course will consider how Rome's contributions to western thought are recorded in the very fabric of the city. Open to Yale students only, with preference given to Humanities majors and juniors. 2 Credits  
Instructor: Virginia Jewiss, 

Housing Abroad: Students will live in apartments in Trastevere, Rome's lively and beautiful medieval quarter. The neighborhood is known for its markets, small food shops, and restaurants. Apartments have furnished kitchens and each student will be provided with one set of sheets and a towel. Seminar meetings will be held in air-conditioned classrooms near the famous Spanish Steps. Students must leave housing on the last day of the program.

Trips & Activities*:  Trips & Activities*:  Students should be prepared to do a great deal of walking in this course – Rome will be our classroom, and we will often discuss a work on the very spot that inspired it. Visits to Rome's extraordinary museums, churches, piazzas, and archeological sites will also highlight the complex interweaving of layers of history and of sacred and civic space in the Eternal City. Students will follow the largely intact Third Century Aurelian Walls to appreciate the expanse of the ancient city; approach the city from the ancient Via Appia, as countless travelers to Rome have done over the centuries; trace the streets opened up by Pope Sixtus V as part of his urban renewal project; and walk along the streets Mussolini built to connect his authority to that of ancient Rome. Students will also travel to Ostia Antica, Rome's ancient port city, and the nearby city of Tivoli, home of Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este with its delightful garden and enchanting water garden. Eating is the center of Roman life. Local market tours, wine-tasting sessions, and group dinners will allow students to discover Roman specialties, and participate in the Italian habit of lingering and talking around the table. *Subject to change.

Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013 Application deadline: February 15, 2014

Airfare: Students are responsible for booking their own airfare to the program location. Students should arrive in Paris on Sunday, June 1. If students wish to arrive before the check-in date they will be responsible for their own housing for dates prior to the start of the program. Travel arrangements home should be made for Saturday, July 5.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching if a visa is needed. (U.S. citizens do not need a visa for this program.)  If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them.

Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held for this program.

Questions: For course content questions contact instructor: For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff:

Click here to view the list of CIPE Residential College Peers: students in your college who have already participated in an international experience.


Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.