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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Early Fall
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Program Information:
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 Location Rome, Italy
 Academic
 Term
Early Fall 2017
August 21 – September 15, 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $4,415
 Credits 5 UW credits
 Prerequisites None
 Program      Directors Odai Johnson, Arendt Speser
 Program  Manager Carrie Moore | studyabroad@uw.edu
 Application    Deadline April 2, 2017 (deadline extended!)
 Information  Session(s) January 25, 3:30, MGH 211 and February 22, 3:30, MGH 211
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General Combining tours of the city’s own treasury of art and architecture with readings about its past, we explore Rome as the center of power and culture across the ages.
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Program Description

Using the city of Rome and 2000 years of performance traditions, literature, painting, and architecture, this inter-active, inter-disciplinary humanities course considers a single site: Rome, and how Rome fashioned and re-fashioned its own charismatic image of imperial and cultural power first as the heart of the Roman Empire, then as the capital of Christiandom, later as a city of Papal Princes, the epicenter of high culture on any European tour, and finally Mussolini’s restoration of Empire. How Rome created its unique, charismatic position in European history is largely a product of its own self-promotion. Rome “the city” invented Rome “the idea”, and those acts of invention can be read as a powerful performance of civic identity.

Combining tours of the city’s own treasury of art and architecture with readings about its past, we explore Rome as the center of power and culture across the ages. To study the city, we stand at the sites of power, feet in the present, the past at our reach.

Location

Rome, Italy

Sites

Ostia Antica, Orvieto

Housing

Apartments located near the Rome Center

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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 with a special recruitment effort to incoming Honors freshmen. We anticipate a mix of incoming freshmen-Seniors.

No prereqs or language requirements, although the program director will encourage students to learn basic words and phrases in Italian to facilitate open and humble learning.

The program will have many walking excursions in the city and also excursions outside of the city (day trips to Ostia Antica and Orvieto).

Credits

5 UW Credits

Courses

HONORS 213 or DRAMA 494 (5 credits)

Using the city of Rome and two thousand years of its history, this course explores how Rome fashioned and re-fashioned its own identity as a seat of Empire, the capital of Christianity, a Papal state for a Baroque prince, the center of culture for the Renaissance and then the Grand Tour, and finally, Mussolini’s project to restore the Empire. How Rome created its unique, charismatic position in European history is largely a product of its own self-promotion. Rome the city invented Rome the idea, and those acts of invention can be read as a powerful performance of civic identity.

Learning Goals: 

  • To become more astute readers of culture and the ways it produces meaning
  • To become more confident travelers
  • To disengage with the virtual and re-engage with the material world by moving through the real experience of deep history and becoming gifted readers of the civic landscape.

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Program Directors & Staff

Odai Johnson, Department of Drama, Program Director

Odai Johnson is a Professor of Drama at the University of Washington. Odai has traveled extensively in and around Rome and has written about many of Rome’s major periods: classical Rome, Renaissance, 18th century, and early 20th.

odai@uw.edu

Arendt Speser, Department of English, Program Coordinator

Arendt Speser, the course support partner, has functioned as staff and teaching mentor for several UW courses at the Rome Center. Arendt is fluent in Italian.

arendt@uw.edu

Program Expenses

Cost: $4,415

Estimated Program Fee of $4,415, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), airfare, food (about $30-40/day), UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,500 - $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 October 13, 2017
Program Fee Balance $4,415 October 13, 2017
TOTAL FEES CHARGED $4,765 -

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, two recommendations 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.

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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.