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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
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sociology italy
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 Location Rome, Italy
 Academic
 Term
Summer A 2017
June 20 – July 21, 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $5,300
 Credits 15 UW credits
 Prerequisites None
 Program      Directors Resat Kasaba; Kathie Friedman; Lauren Easterling; Arendt Speser
 Program  Manager Carrie Moore | studyabroad@uw.edu
 Application    Deadline February 15, 2017
 Information  Session(s)
February 7, 3pm in MGH 211B
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General Learn about contemporary issues facing the city of Rome as contextualized by its ancient past. This program strives to bridge the struggles of immigrant communities settling in Europe with the historical past of one of the world’s oldest cities.
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  Website http://depts.washington.edu/uwhonors/international/


Program Description

For much of our recorded history the Mediterranean Sea functioned to unite the lands that surrounded it. People, cultures, and empires in southern Europe, western Asia, and North Africa crossed this sea continuously in many directions; interacted with, borrowed from, and strengthened each other. In this course we explore the causes and consequences of these movements across the Mediterranean. We will start with a historical introduction and then focus on contemporary migrations. Through readings, discussions, films, guest lecturers, and field trips students will learn about the diverse types of migration present in the new Europe today (refugees, asylum seekers, and labor migrants from all over the world). Immigrant integration and multiculturalism with particular attention to ethnic, national, gender, and religious differences will be discussed, as will increasing efforts to control migration into Europe and the EU. Students will work on team projects, in consultation with the professors, throughout the course and present their research during the last week of the Program.

The program is conducted at the Palazzo Pio, the University of Washington's Rome Center, located in the historic center of the city. The palazzo, a fully remodeled seventeenth-century structure that sits on the foundations of the ancient theater of Pompey (55 B.C.), rises next to the Campo de' Fiori, one of Rome's favorite locales, a bustling open market during the day and lively social venue at night.

The Program will include excursions to main historical sites of the city with instruction in both ancient and contemporary art in Rome and the surrounding area. A sampling of excursions may include: the Pantheon, Vatican City, the Ara Pacis and the EUR. Rome is centrally located and the class will take advantage of excursions to Naples and Venice.

The UW's Rome Center will provide classrooms, library use, and a computer lab as well as access to support staff and events such as film night, cooking classes and lectures by local guest speakers. Students will receive 15 credits of Honors core credits -- 13 summer credits and 2 spring seminar credits. Participating graduate students will coordinate the allocation of credits with their advisers. Alternative credit may be available to students not currently enrolled in the Honors Program. Alternative credit options must be arranged in advance with your departmental adviser.

Location

Rome, Italy

Sites

The UW's Rome Center will provide classrooms, library use, and a computer lab as well as access to support staff and events such as film night, cooking classes and lectures by local guest speakers. Students will receive 15 credits of Honors core credits -- 13 summer credits and 2 spring seminar credits. Participating graduate students will coordinate the allocation of credits with their advisers. Alternative credit may be available to students not currently enrolled in the Honors Program. Alternative credit options must be arranged in advance with your departmental adviser.

Housing

UWRC will select standard housing in Rome (apartments close to Rome Center). Naples and Venice housing is selected on basis of hostel location and reputation of safety and high standards.      

Academics

Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

This program is open to students in the Honors Program and also students across campus. The program is focused on recruiting a diverse group of students. Students of all majors are encouraged to apply and the program encourages freshmen-seniors. We anticipate a mix of freshmen-Seniors.

Selection to the program is competitive and acceptance into the program will be decided based on application materials, interviews, and student's demonstrated motivation to challenge themselves intellectually across academic disciplines and cultures and to work both individually and in groups..

Students in the Honors Program at the University of Washington (first priority to interdisciplinary honors, 2nd priority to departmental honors, then students outside of Honors). These students are undergraduates at the UW from a variety of disciplines. The credits will count toward the Honors core. International Studies or Art History credits are possible per pre-approval of instructor and department. Students will receive 15 credits total (13 credits in the summer and 2 credits of during spring quarter-prep seminar). Credits will fulfill Honors Core requirements. Other credits may be applicable depending on individual research projects. (Alternative credit may be available to students outside of the Honors Program; this must be arranged in advance with departmental advisers).

Credits

15 Credits

Courses

Preparation for Rome Study Abroad, Honors 384 (I&S/VLPA) - 2 credits Honors Foreign Study

Students accepted to the program are required to enroll in a 2 credit preparatory course during spring quarter. Seminar schedule TBA.

Mediterranean Crossings In History and Today Honors 233 (I&S) - 5 credits (Honors Foreign Study)

For much of our recorded history the Mediterranean Sea functioned to unite the lands that surrounded it. People, cultures, and empires in southern Europe, western Asia, and North Africa crossed this sea continuously in many directions; interacted with, borrowed from, and strengthened each other. In this course we explore the causes and consequences of these movements across the Mediterranean. We will start with a historical introduction and then focus on contemporary migrations. Through readings, discussions, films, guest lecturers, and field trips students will learn about the diverse types of migration present in the new Europe today (refugees, asylum seekers, and labor migrants from all over the world). Immigrant integration and multiculturalism with particular attention to ethnic, national, gender, and religious differences will be discussed, as will increasing efforts to control migration into Europe and the EU.

Learning Goals: 

  • Learn about migration patterns and consequences
  • Gain historical and contemporary foundation
  • Compare migration patterns globally
  • Integrate ethnic, national, gender, and religious differences and the complexities of immigration policies in Europe and EU.

Tracing the History and Power of the Image: Ancient to Modern Roman Art, Honors 243 (I&S/VLPA) - 3 credits Honors Foreign Study

This course will be structured around visits to the major art and architectural sites of Rome. Students will examine the evolution in Roman visual culture and identify the common connecting threads of this rich historical location. Recent art historical readings and on-site discussions will facilitate this journey through the city's past from Ancient Imperial Rome to 20th century Fascism.

Learning Goals: 

  • Gain understanding of major art and architectural sites of Rome.
  • Integrate learning of Ancient and Modern Roman Art into major topics of the course.
  • Gain an understanding of art history research methodologies for program research projects.

Research in the City: faculty supervised projects, Honors 384 (Honors Interdisciplinary, VLPA and I&S) - Honors Foreign Study -5 credits 

Students will work on team projects, in consultation and direction with the professors, throughout the course and present their research during the last week of the Program.

Learning Goals: 

  • Learn social science and humanities research methods
  • Deepen research skills in international context working in small groups and individually  

Program Directors & Staff

Resat Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, Program Director

resat@uw.edu

Kathie Friedman, Jackson School of International Studies, Program Director

friedman@uw.edu

Lauren Easterling, UW Study Abroad, Program Co-Director

laurenee@uw.edu

Arendt Speser, Department of English, Program Co-Director

arendt@uw.edu

Program Expenses

Cost: $5,300

Estimated Program Fee of $5,300, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), airfare, food (about $40/day), UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,600 - $1,800* roundtrip

*Subject to when & where you buy your ticket

Payment Schedule

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee $350 July 7, 2017
Program Fee Balance $5,300 July 7, 2017
TOTAL FEES CHARGED $5,650 -

Scholarships

There are a variety of scholarships available to help fund your study abroad experience. Visit the Global Opportunities page for more information and application deadlines.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.

You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.

Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.

Revision Request

In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing studyabroad@uw.edu.

Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.

Application Process

The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Visas

UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/fco/index.htm

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

$350 of the total program fee and the $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.

2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.