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Drexel Fall Break in Italy: Revealing Rome (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Fall
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
The Global Studies Department’s exciting Intensive Course Abroad in Rome will take place during the break period between Summer and Fall terms in September, 2018. Prior to the program, introductory lectures and readings in Philadelphia will acquaint students with Rome’s history, urban design, architecture, arts, and contemporary vitality. The program is an intense two-week course in Rome that combines lectures, explorations, museum and historic site visits, presentations by local artists and in-depth observations done in teams. Experiences will be recorded in photographs, videos, sketches, journals and blogs. It will include many of Rome’s best-known tourist sites but will go well beyond these, looking at its historic and contemporary arts institutions, its urban fabric, and its diverse neighborhoods. It will require lots of walking and trips via the Rome transit system (the best ways to see the city like a native.) The course structure includes orientation sessions in the morning followed by field trips and team investigations. It will be led by professor Blaise Tobia, an artist-photographer who has explored Rome extensively over the past twenty-five years; is a life-long student of Italian language and culture, and led a successful version of this program in September 2016.
*This course is available for Pennoni Honors Option credit.
Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for GST T280: Revealing Rome for 3 credits during the Fall Term. The course satisfies humanities elective requirements and requirements for the the Italian Studies minors. Students must leave room for the 3 credits in their credit load when registering for fall term or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum. This course is available for Pennoni Honors Option credit.
Pre-requisite: None. Students will be asked about their abilities to be observant, perceptive, open to new experiences and willing to work in teams during the program application interview process.
Pre-Trip Requirements: There will be two mandatory preparatory meetings on campus during mid June.
Post-Trip Requirements: Development of materials collected in Rome into team-created finalized projects to be presented at the end of Fall Term.
Instructor: Professor Blaise Tobia, Professor Emeritus in Drexel's Art & Art History Department, firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrival Date: September 9, 2018
Departure Date: September 21, 2018
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates, but are fully responsible for all activity, logistics, and precautions during that time.
Itinerary Overview-Sunday, Sept. 9: Arrive in Rome. Gather at residence.
Due May 1st: $500 Advance Payment + $25 Application Fee
Due July 1st: $930 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Included in Program Fee:
--12 nights Accommodations
--Tours and entrance fees for program activities
--Group welcome and farewell dinner
Not Included in Program Fee:
--Round trip flight to Italy
--Visa if required (if applicable)
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