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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type(s): Apartment, Hostel/Hotel Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Language(s) of Instruction: English
Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, No Host Language Badge Opportunities: Community Engagement, Research Experience
Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:


Join us for a deep dive into the Eternal City, mapping Rome’s cultural footprint from antiquity to today. We will explore the challenges, innovations, accomplishments and defeats of civilizations whose common experience is the city they inhabited. Rome, one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe, is a warehouse of the human experience. Through our 10-day journey we will encounter the epochs that mark its history and map the shared experiences that connect us with Rome.


  • Available credit(s): 3 credits (undergraduate)
  • Applicants are required to enroll in the program course: HUM 2900
  • Courses are subject to change
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Excursions may include:
    • Ostia Antica
    • Orvieto
  • Included activities may include:
    • Guided walking tour of Ancient Rome (San Clemente, Coliseum, Forum, Palatine Hill & Pantheon)
    • Papal Audience, St. Peter's Basilica & Vatican Museums
    • Catacombs
    • Biking the Appian Way
    • Borghese Gallery & Baroque Night Walk
    • Walking food tour of Testaccio
    • Trastevere neighborhood
    • Refugee Center visit


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Community Engagement and Research Experience Badges:
  • Community Engagement: The theme for our program, Mapping Life in the Eternal City, broadly explores challenges and innovations experienced through lifetimes in Rome and includes a community service project as the capstone experience of the program to reflect on contemporary challenges facing the eternal city.
  • Research Experience: Students identify a period of life in Rome and become our resident experts by pre-reading and research. They will give a talk on their period while on location in Rome and perform additional research for their final projects.



  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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Program Reviews:
JULIANNE LIU, Summer 2018 Participant
This program immerses you in Roman history and culture and helps you to see how this city's landscape has been transformed through its different epochs. Taking place at the start of May, you will be able to more intimately experience and engage with Rome as high tourist season and sweltering temperatures have not yet begun. Moreover, while there is a structured itinerary which takes you to the major landmarks (as well as some amazing places not often talked about!), there is also a significant amount of free time which allows you to further explore sites which especially interest you or the group. Even if you are not a humanities major, I highly recommend this program as it provides insight into how Roman culture has become ingrained in countless cultures and disciplines around the world.

ALEXA GOLDEN, Summer 2018 Participant
Completely worth it. Taunya was so amazing, she really knew what she was talking about and was as easy to talk to as a friend. She was mainly the one who made the trip amazing.

CHRISTOPHER NEWMAN, Summer 2018 Participant
This program was amazing. It is a little pricy but it was totally worth it. I met some great people, Taunya was so helpful and a great instructor, and I learned so much. Couldn't ask for any more.

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