Info Session: Summer Abroad "Italian Culture and Institutions"


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Through lecture, discussion, and field trips, we will explore Italian civilization and culture. The emphasis of the course will be on Italian culture, art, and history, especially the Roman contributions to these fields. Rome, the “Eternal City,” will be the classroom for study in this hands-on cultural and educational experience. The course also includes a two-night field trip to the Amalfi coast where students will visit Pompeii and other sites near the coast.

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Info Session: Summer Abroad "Italian Culture and Institutions"

  1. 1. Italian Culture and Institutions Info Session
  2. 2. Basic Program Info  Program Dates: June 22 – July 19, 2014  Program Location: Rome, Italy  Course 1: Italian 107S – Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4 units) AND  Course 2: Italian198 - Directed Group Study (4 units) P/NP grading only.  Instructor: Jay Grossi (  Lecturer in Italian Department French and Italian  Eighth time leading this program  Fluent in Italian and very familiar with Rome
  3. 3. Location Rome     Capital of the Roman Empire and capital of modern day Italy Many art monuments around the city—an outdoor museum! Etruscan Roman
  4. 4. Location Rome The Trevi Fountain
  5. 5. Field Trips & Excursions Field Trips in Rome  St. Peters  The Vatican Museums  Villa Borghese  The Roman Forum, the Colosseum  many more…
  6. 6. Field Trips & Excursions Outside of Rome  Tarquinia to visit the ancient Etruscan tombs  Ostia Antica to visit ancient Roman port  Tivoli to visit a Renaissance Villa with a beautiful garden with many water fountains
  7. 7. Field Trips & Excursions Trip to Amalfi Coast  Two night stay in the town of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast, south of Naples.  Montecassino  The ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii  The ancient Greek city of Naples
  8. 8. Optional Trips Other interesting locations  Weekend trips: Students are free from Friday afternoon to Monday morning; possible trips to Florence, Venice, Capri, etc. However the student fees do not cover these trips.
  9. 9. Academics Class Schedule   Monday- Friday walking tours in the morning and Monday-Thursday lessons in the afternoon Format   Italian 107S: exams, one oral presentation, daily walking tours of the city of Rome (lots of walking, 4-5 hours a day at times); 4 units Attend lectures and field trips
  10. 10. Academics See Syllabus* for     Grading Policy Textbooks Required Reading & homework assignments Tentative schedule of classes and field trips Advice from former students   Do some of your reading before program start Don’t wait until the last minute to do your assignments *Syllabus subject to change
  11. 11. Program Logistics Accommodation        International High School in downtown Rome 5-10 minute walk from the Colosseum. All students will share a room with one or two other students. All rooms have a fan Wifi available A computer room Free laundry (you have to buy your laundry soap) Bring your own bath towel Meals  Monday-Friday a simple breakfast Monday-Thursday a simple dinner
  12. 12. Program Logistics Transportation  Public transportation pass will be given to all students; valid and on all busses and the subway system of Rome Other   Airfare Booking Arrival instructions and more info in Program Specific Guide (PSG)
  13. 13. FUNDING • Financial Aid • Study Abroad Awards • Scholarships • More info online UC Davis Study Abroad Award Deadline: March 6th! Fees & Funding See breakdown online Fees include:         Public transportation pass for Rome for the program dates Transportation and lodging for Amalfi Coast excursion Breakfasts Monday - Friday, and dinners Monday - Thursday Entrance to all museums and sites associated with class excursions Travel health and accident insurance Course reader Rick Steve's Rome guidebook Lodging in shared rooms for the program dates Fees do not include:  Airfare, airport transfers, books, & incidentals  Personal travel during and outside of program dates  Entertainment expenses including alcoholic beverages, and personal purchases  Expenses for medical and other emergencies  Medical expenses for special needs
  14. 14. Enrollment Start your enrollment online • First completed, first reserved • Limited space in program Enroll by March 6th to be eligible to apply for the UCD study abroad award. Enrollment Period: January 8 – April 4, 2014 Enrollment Materials:  1 photo (2" x 2" color headshot) with your name, program, and 2014 written on the back.  $300 non-refundable deposit (check or money order made out to "UC Regents")  Enrollment Checklist  Statement of Intent to Enroll  Summer Abroad Contract  Health Clearance  Unofficial transcript (print from campus online system)  Copy of your valid passport or receipt/proof that you have applied for one
  15. 15. A Street MU 207 Third St. Third Street UC Davis Study Abroad 207 Third Street, Suite 120 Davis, CA 95616 (530) 297-4633