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Italy has made a profound contribution to Western civilization, producing some of the world's greatest thinkers, writers, politicians, saints, and artists. Impressive traces of their lives and works can still be seen today, in Italy's great architecture and enchanting countryside. Learn more about one of Europe's oldest cities - Rome - by joining the UW Classics in Italy program! You’ll spend three weeks with a group of UW-Madison students, led by UW-Madison Professor Marc Kleijwegt. Included in the program is six day trip to southern Italy, where you'll visit the towns of Naples, Paestum, Pompeii, and Oplontis. Don’t miss this exciting chance to take a walk through history with other Madison students!
Part of the program will take place in Rome, the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populous city. While in Rome, students will take part in tours which will complement topics covered in class.
Another part of the program will be based in Campania, a region in southern Italy. Campania is rich in culture, especially in regards to gastronomy, music, architecture, archeological and ancient sites such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum and Velia.
Breakfast is included most days during the program, which can be a great budget saver for students.
Getting to Your Program
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and are given guidelines for arrival dates and times.
A passport is required and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program. US citizens do not require a visa for this program. If you are not a US citizen, please contact your Study Abroad Advisor for guidance.
OrientationIAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program.
HousingHousing is provided for participants for the duration of the program and is included in the program fee.
Excursions and Activities
The program is a mixture of lectures and discussions along with field trips to sites and museums in modern Rome, its suburbs, and nearby cities. The specific itinerary varies a bit each year, being designed by the UW-Madison professor who leads the program. If you have specific questions about this year's program, don't hesitate to contact IAP.
All participants in IAP programs are enrolled in health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
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How to Apply
First complete the IAP Online Application. The following supplemental application materials will become available to you through the application portal:
Summer Program Forms
Unofficial Transcript (Student Record)
Forms are subject to change. Complete the forms according to the checklist provided to you in the online application portal.
After the Deadline
IAP will review your application and make the final admissions decision. You will be notified of the admissions decision via email.
|Summer - 2013-2014
All undergraduate majors and levels are encouraged to apply to the program. As a participant, you'll earn three credits of Classics 372: Topics in Roman Culture.
This hands-on program allows you to examine ancient Italy while discussing the impact of modern culture. You'll visit many well-known, historical attractions in Italy: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, and much more! You'll explore the Villa Borghese museum and gardens (the second largest public park in Rome) and the Pantheon. Hop a private bus with other program participants for a six day trip to southern Italy, where you'll visit Pompeii and hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius. You'll take the local train to Herculaneum, an ancient Roman town destroyed by the eruption of the volcano. Herculaneum is one of the few ancient cities that can be seen in almost its original splendor, as the ash of the volcano preserved wooden household objects such as bed, doors, and even food!
Use the links below to see a list of courses that students have taken on this program before and the UW equivalents. Note: this list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses or departments. You will get instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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