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  • Locations: Napoli, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Open to: Students from any U.S. institution Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Eligibility: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and mature Freshmen
Area of Study: Anthropology, Any, Art History, Classics, History Term: Winter
Housing Options: Off Campus Program Advisor: Olga Crombie
Credits: 3 Global Pathway UB Areas: Arts, Humanities
Program Description:

UB Classics in the Mediterranean


UB Classics in Italy is a winter session program that will take place around the spectacular and historic Italian cities of Naples and Rome. The program is designed to provide a vivid introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Greco-Roman world, while savoring the cultural attractions and achievements of all of the important eras of later Roman and Italian history, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance to the Fascist era to today.

The Bay of Naples, a stunningly beautiful part of the Italian coastline, was home to early Greek colonies and to many thriving communities in Roman times. The area sits at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius, an active volcano whose eruption in the year 79 CE buried several important towns. Naples was an important seat of power in the 17th-19th centuries and it remains a vibrant and dazzling city.

The city of Rome, situated a bit to the north of Naples, sits along the Tiber River, and since the days of the Roman Empire has been a key city in the major political, religious, and artistic movements of the European world. It wasn't built in a day, and all roads lead to it. Our students will get to see why!

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UB Classics Italy Group Photo
Participants on this program will earn 3 credits for CL 391: Art & Archaeology of Rome. The course will be based on a steady diet of day trips to important sites and museums in and around Naples and Rome. UB students wishing to use this course to help complete the Global Pathway of their UB Curriculum can do so by choosing  the CL 391 course to fulfill the Humanities UB Area OR the Arts UB Area.

The Neapolitan portion of the program will begin with a visit to Paestum, an important ancient site south of Salerno with some beautifully preserved Greek temples. It will include an excursion to the top of Mt. Vesuvius and visits to the cities of Herculanuem and Pompeii, buried by the great eruption of 79, and the National Archaeological Museum.

The program will then move northward to Rome, founded, they say, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BCE and a seat of power for millennia after. The program will visit many of the major sites and museums within the modern city-Roman Forum, Colosseum, Vatican, Pantheon, Circus Maximus, Palatine, Piazza Navona, Pallazzo Massimo-and it will move out of the city to some key points of historical and archaeological interest-teh Via Appia, Ostia Antica, Tivoli, and Mussolini's city of EUR. There will be plenty to do, every single day, but also some wonderful opportunity to relax and savor all the delights of the Eternal City.

Please read the 
UB Classics in the Mediterranean Winter 2019 Study Abroad Program Guide for more information and note that this will also be available to students accepted to the program through the online application system. 
During their time in Italy, students will live and dine at the Villa Vergiliana, located outside of Naples and the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, well located atop the Gianicolo hill in the modern city. The facilities at both institutions are first-rate, and the food is, quite simply, superb!

Estimated costs for this program can be found at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on Winter.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Please contact the Faculty Program Director:

Dr. Don McGuire

The Study Abroad Program Advisor, Olga Crombie, can be reached by email or by phone (716) 645-6279. Walk-ins are welcome in 1Capen on M-F from 12:30-4:30pm and appointments can be scheduled M-F from 10am-noon.

This program is currently not accepting applications.