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Location Rome, Italy
Academic Term Early Fall
08/19/2019 - 09/13/2019
Estimated Program Fee $4,300
Credits 5
Prerequisites No prerequisites or language requirements, although the program director will encourage students to learn basic words and phrases in Italian to facilitate open and humble learning.
Program Directors Odai Johnson | odai@uw.edu
Program Manager Ruby Machado Shields | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline February 15, 2019
Information Sessions Dec. 3, 1pm | MGH 211B (Honors Suite)
Jan. 21, 1pm | MGH 211E (Honors Suite)
HIGHLIGHTS
General This program combines tours of the city’s treasury of art and architecture with readings about its past and we will explore Rome as the center of power and culture across the ages.
Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.
 

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 with plays, art works, pageants, gladiatorial games and opera, all staged to promote the values of Rome, we consider how Rome fashioned its own identity as the center of power and culture.
 

LOCATION

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Sites

Rome, Italy

Housing

Shared apartments within walking distance of the UW's Rome Center.

ACADEMICS

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Prerequisites and Language Requirements

No prerequisites 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 involve daily walking tours within the city.

Credits

5 UW Quarter Credits

Courses

Honors 243 or Drama 494: Staging the City: Performance, Power, and Identity from Empire to Mussolini (5 credits) VLPA

Staging the city is a walking tour classroom that uses the city of Rome and 2,000 years of performance traditions, literature, painting, architecture, to consider 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 Christianity, later as the city of Papal Princes, the home of the Renaissance, the destination of high culture for the Grand Tour, and finally Mussolini's site for the restoration of Empire. How Rome created its unique charismatic position in European history is largely a product of its own performance and 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 daily tours of the city with readings on art, architecture, performance, pageants, gladiatorial games and civic spectacles, all staged to promote the values of Rome, this inter-disciplinary Humanities course considers how Rome continually fashions its own identity as the center of power and culture.

Learning goals include:
To become more engaged, global citizens, by moving deeply through the history of a European capital of culture.

 



 

 


 

 


 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

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Odai Johnson
Professor, School of Drama

Director, Odai Johnson is a Professor of Drama at the University of Washington and 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

 

FINANCES

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Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $4,300

Included in the program fee:

  • $450 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Housing
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1,700 roundtrip)
  • Food (about $30)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.64/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: October 11, 2019

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.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW Study Abroad administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Below are some ways to find additional support.

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

APPLICATION CONSIDERATIONS

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Application Process

The study abroad 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 online application process, you 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.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure online orientation provided by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

You will be able to access the online orientation through your study abroad application once you have been accepted to a program. Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

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. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements 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: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.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 $450 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable once you have submitted a contract. 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 will be 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 business day a withdrawal application is received by UW Study Abroad. 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.
  2. Submit a withdrawal application to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.

Additional Info

$3,850 program fee. Students do not pay tuition, instead they will pay a concurrent enrollment fee of $450. Total cost of program is $4,300 due in October (autumn tuition due date). Students are expected to pay for roundtrip airfare and most food (although some dinners and lunches are included). All excursions are covered as part of the program fee. Infrastructure is provided through the UW Rome Center, which is located in central room in the beautiful 15th century Palazzo Pio building, which includes UW administrative offices, classrooms, student lounge and computer lab.