University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2018: Rome, Italy

Program Dates January 09, 2018 - May 05, 2018 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview
Study in Rome, “La Città Eterna”, home to over 2,500 years of history and more than three million Italians. This UD semester program is co-hosted by John Cabot University (JCU), an accredited, degree-granting liberal arts institution enrolling over 1000 students from across the world. JCU’s location in the Trastevere section of Rome, on the Tiber River, close to central Rome and Vatican City, make it ideally situated for students wishing to live and learn amidst a unique blend of the ancient and the contemporary.

John Cabot University maintains two campuses in Rome, each with its own character. Enter the Guarini Campus through its famous Porta Settimiana, part of the Aurelian Wall, dating from the third century. Guarini is located on the former grounds of the Accademia dei Lincei (National Science Academy), where Galileo was once a member. Here you'll find classrooms; the Aula Magna Regina auditorium (concerts, plays, films & lectures); the Frohring Library, including multimedia lab and media room; administrative offices; and two classic Italian terraces, where students gather to socialize. A five-minute walk from Guarini is the Tiber Campus, a state-of-the-art building with smart classrooms, a student lounge, the dining hall, the Student Activities office, and other student services. Both John Cabot University campuses are fully wireless and equipped with 21st-century learning technologies. JCU’s status as a fully accredited secondary educational institution means that it offers an array of services similar to those found on U.S. campuses: student clubs, sport and recreational activities, fitness center, computer labs, libraries, cultural and social events, counseling and medical services, and a residence life staff.

This semester in Rome program is designed for undergraduate students regardless of major. Courses are taught by JCU’s approximately 100 international faculty, many of whom were educated in the United States. Instructional methods and grading are based on the U.S. system. Instruction is in English, with the exception of Italian language courses. Some courses include out-of-class activities throughout Rome, which may require an additional fee.

This semester-long study abroad program offers opportunities for more immersive experiences such as internships (ITAL367) or community engagement. Contact the program coordinator for more details about either opportunity, or see JCU community service or JCU internships. Please note: internship placement is not guaranteed.

Students will be housed in double or triple rooms in furnished JCU or JCU-leased apartments with other JCU students. Most apartments are within a 20-minute walk or ride to JCU, and all include a washing machine, a full kitchen with appliances and utensils, linens, and a cleaning service. Some apartments are situated amidst apartments occupied by local residents, providing a perfect opportunity for meaningful contact with locals.

The Program Fee includes housing and fees, airport transfer in Rome, orientation week activities, all program-related activities, full access to JCU facilities and services, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does not include airfare, UD tuition, meals, books, return trip to airport, or the required "Permit to Stay" fee levied by the Italian government (currently $250 for U.S. citizens). The program officially begins when students arrive in Rome. Students will need to budget for meals, cell phone, books and supplies, and other personal expenses. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

Due to the time required to obtain a visa, at the time of application to this program, students must have a valid passport which will remain valid for at least six months post program (November 2018).

Hear it from another student: Do you have questions about daily life on this program (free time, travel, housing, classes, etc.)? Ask one of our Ambassador Associates, a student currently studying on this program. Send an email to Matt Drexler (mdrexler@udel.edu), with the words "Ambassador Associate" in the subject line. Your email will be forwarded to a student at the overseas site, and that student will respond directly to you.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 12 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. All course are taught in English with the exception of Italian (ITAL) courses.

Please note: Courses offered are subject to change as the host institution’s scheduling may change.
ART 129-070: Design in Visual Arts (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 101 Introduction to Graphic Design
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 180-070: Photographic Approaches (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 199 Basic Photography
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 230-070: Figure Drawing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 212 Figure Drawing
ART 231-070: Introduction to Painting (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 204 Beginning Painting
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 233-070: Drawing as Study (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 110 Drawing - Rome Sketchbook
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ART 384-070: Photographic Strategies (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AS 289 Digital Photography
ARTH 199-070: Topics in Art History: Rome, Ostia, and Pompeii I (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 190 Cities, Towns and Villas; Rome, Ostia, Pompeii
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ARTH 239-075: Art and Architecture of Europe, Topic: Ancient Rome and Its Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 290 Ancient Rome and Its Monuments
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 239-076: Art and Architecture of Europe, Topic: Baroque Rome and Its Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 298 Baroque Rome & Its Monuments
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 239-077: Art and Architecture of Europe, Topic: Medieval Rome and Its Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 291 Medieval Rome and Its Monuments
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ARTH 239-078: Art and Architecture of Europe, Topic: Renaissance Rome and Its Monuments (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: AH 294 Renaissance Rome & Its Monuments
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
BUAD 301-070: Introduction to Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 301 Principles of Marketing
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 306-070: Introduction to Service and Operations Management (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 330 Operations Management
BUAD 309-070: Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MGT 310 Organizational Behavior
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
BUAD 384-071: Global Business Environment (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: BUS 330 International Business
BUAD 473-070: Consumer Behavior (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 310 Consumer Behavior
BUAD 475-071: International Marketing (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: MKT 330 International Marketing
COMM 212-070: Oral Communication in Business (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 101 Public Speaking: Oral Rhetoric and Persuasion
COMM 245-070: Media and Society (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 220 Media, Culture, and Society
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 101-070: Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC 201 Principles of Microeconomics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 103-070: Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
ECON 340-070: International Economics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EC 316 International Economics
ENGL 217-070: Introduction to Film (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: COM 210 Introduction to Cinema
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ENGL 365-070: Studies in Literary Genres, Types and Movements: Perceptions of Italy in Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: EN 282 Italian Visions: Perceptions of Italy in Literature
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
FINC 311-070: Principles of Finance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FIN 301 Intro to Finance
FINC 415-071: International Finance (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: FIN 330 International Finance
HIST 339-071: Topics in Modern European History: Italy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: HS 366 Italy from Mussolini to the Crisis of the First Republic
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
HIST 341-070: Ancient Rome (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CL/HS 231 History of Ancient Rome and Italy
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
ITAL 105-070: Italian I - Elementary (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 101 Introductory Italian
ITAL 106-070: Italian II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 102 Introductory Italian II
ITAL 107-070: Italian III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 201 Intermediate Italian I
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
ITAL 200-070: Italian Grammar Review (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 202 Intermediate Italian II
ITAL 206-070: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 301 Conversation & Composition
ITAL 212-070: Italian Reading and Composition: Drama and Prose (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 302 Advanced Composition
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
ITAL 355-070: Special Topics: Introduction to Italian Literature (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 310 Intro to the Study of Italian Literature
ITAL 355-071: Special Topics: Italian Women Writers (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 335 Twentieth Century Italian Women Writers
ITAL 366: Independent Study (3 credits)
ITAL 367: Internship (3 credits)
ITAL 455-070: Selected Authors, Works, Themes: Survey of Italian Literature II (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: IT 321 Survey of Italian Literature II
LLCU 330-071: Varying Authors, Themes, Movements: Italian Cinema (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: ITS/CMS 241 Italian Cinema
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
LLCU 330-070: Varying Authors, Themes, Movements: Studies in Medieval Catholic Culture (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: CL 278 Literature and Society in Ancient Rome OR RN 225 Mystics, Saints, Sinners: Studies in Medieval Catholic Culture
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University History Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
PHIL 244-070: Philosophy of Art (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PHIL 304 Philosophy of Art and Beauty
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
POSC 240-070: Introduction to Global Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 209 World Politics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
POSC 270-070: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 223 Comparative Politics
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
POSC 309-070: Political Culture by Country: Italy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 215 Italian Politics and Society
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group B
POSC 442-070: Topics in European Politics: Western Europe since 1945 (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: PL 250 Western European Politics
SOCI 204-070: Urban Communities (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOSC/ITS 226 Rome: Modern City
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Social Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group C
SOCI 367-070: Sociology of Southern Italy (3 credits)
Provider Equivalent: SOSC/ITS 225 Sociology of Southern Italy
UNIV 373-018: Study Abroad - Rome, Italy (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$5,935.00$15,930.00
Final Program Fee$10,300.00$10,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account $16,235.00$26,230.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.


Contact Information:
Maryann Rapposelli
Study Abroad Coordinator
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-831-6448
302-831-6042
mrap@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017



Interest Meetings:


Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.