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Rome: Real & Imagined
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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Restrictions: Otis applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty Led Open To: All Majors
Minimum Class Standing: Open to All Class Levels Credit Type: LAS
Course Name/ CRN: ROME: REAL AND IMAGINED/ 10350 # of Units Offered: 3
Non-Refundable Fee $150.00:
*Is charged only when one "Commits" to a travel program
Program Description:

See breathtaking works of art!
Eat the best Italian food of your life!
Make new friends!
Day-trip to Florence!
Walk in the footsteps of Emperors!
Say, "Hello!" to The Pope!
Learn more about history, art, & yourself than you could ever imagine!

Rome: Real & Imagined May 18-29, 2017

Course Description: 
This course is designed for Foundation, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors from all departments to experience study on location in Rome, Italy.  The course includes
on campus sessions prior to departure, travel to the city of Rome and a final project exploring a focused topic developed by the student prior to arrival in Rome and explored through multiple on-site visits while in the city itself. 

Studying the ancient city alongside contemporary manifestations of culture, students will develop a pre-departure research question particular to their interests. They will then research this topic and prepare to lead two or more on-site tours and/or activities with the class for two or three specific sites in Rome. The course will conclude with students completing a final reflection. 

This is a blended class consisting of five on-campus meetings, online assignments and discussions, intensive course engagement while in Rome, and a final reflection due one month after the conclusion of the class. 

Students arrange their own air travel to and from Rome. This cuts down on the cost of the trip and allows students the opportunity to stay in Rome, Italy, and Europe after the conclusion of the class. 

This is a once-in-a-
ilfetime experience not to be missed!

Apply today. Enrollment is limited to 12 students and applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 


May 18, 2016: Arrive in Rome

May 29, 2016: Course ends in Rome (students are free to travel around Italy/Europe after if they desire)

(based on 14 paying participants, price subject to change based on enrollment)


Eleven nights hotel/hostel accommodation in Rome (3-4 to a room)
Continental breakfast each morning at the hotel
Roundtrip transportation from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport
One welcome dinner
One farewell dinner
One group lunch in Rome
One group lunch in Tivoli
Hop On/ Hop Off bus orientation to most major city sights
Professional tour manager at each site visit.
Day Trip to Tivoli with private motor coach
Day Trip to Florence by train
week Rome metro pass
Headsets throughout trip
Trip delay, travel accident & medical insurance coverage

In addition to dozens of free sites (Pantheon, St. Peter’s, Trevi Fountain, etc.), admission is included for:
Capitoline Museums
Colosseum and the Roman Forum
Borghese Gallery
Uffizi Gallery in Florence
MAXXI Museum
Vatican Museums
Capuchin Crypt
Villa Adriana
Viall d’Este
Villa Giulia (Etruscan Museum)
Antica Farmacia Santa Maria
della Scala

Students will also contribute to the final itinerary, determining additional site visits based on a set admission budget.

Airfare to/from Rome
Passport or Visa fees (if applicable)
Some Meals & Entertainment (approx $20-50/day)
Personal Expenses

About Air Travel:
Students arrange their own air travel to and from Rome. This cuts down on the cost of the trip significantly. Students who wish to fly to Rome on the same flight as faculty may do so by booking their flight with Otis. If you book your own flight and look early enough, you can find flights for as low as $900 round trip (look for Turkish Air discounts and you might also be able to sneak in a trip to Istanbul!). Also handling your own travel allows you the opportunity to stay in Rome, Italy, and Europe after the conclusion of the class.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 11/01/2017 12/10/2018 TBA TBA