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Western Civilization: Ancient to Medieval History in Italy

collosseum in Rome, Italy

  • Instructor: Charlie Presti (charlie.presti@pcc.edu)
  • Dates in Italy: Class begins prior to travel. Arrive in Rome August 22, 2023 and depart from Rome September 5, 2023.
  • Location(s): Rome, Sorrento, and Tuscania, Italy
  • Course: HST 101
  • Credits: 4
  • Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement
  • Program Type: Capstone (culminating experience and project that supports the learning outcomes the course.)
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline: February 22, 2023
  • Program Fee: Estimated Expense Sheet For HST 101 2023

Program Description and to learn more

More information about the course History 101 in Italy

Discover the tools historians use to reconstruct the past, and recreate a week in the life of an inhabitant of an ancient Roman city.

Program Highlights

  • Visit necropolis of Cerveteri and Tarquinia in the Tuscania area
  • Explore the famous Pantheon, Colosseum and Roman Forum, and National Etruscan Museum – Villa Giulia in Rome
  • Learn from the experts and then enjoy your labor in a group cooking class
  • Delve into ancient civilizations during a guided tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum in Naples

Included in Program

  • Housing for entirety of program
  • Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Select meals
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Entry fees
  • On-site orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program

  • Round-trip airfare to Italy
  • Non-programmed meals
  • Personal spending money
  • New or renewal of passport if needed

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