Globalization of Education

January 5 – 17, 2017

Students will gain an understanding of the stories, characters, and significance of Ancient Roman Myth through careful consideration of Ancient Roman literature, archaeological sites, and ancient art. View a full description of the itinerary here!


Students will earn 3 URI credits for CLA 396: Myths of Rome or CLA 497: Directed Study. Students enrolled in CLA 497 will be required to establish a project prior to departure and do some preliminary research to be augmented and completed while in Rome.

Course work will be supplemented with cultural activities and excursions including visits to the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, city guided tours and museum visits.


Rome is an eclectic culture of a busy cosmopolitan city that reveres its past. The past and present harmoniously existing within steps of each other best defines Rome culture: art created by the masters during the Renaissance and Baroque periods coexists with modern-day pieces in art museums and galleries throughout the city; modern work buildings are steps away from historic monuments, like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Food is an integral part of the culture in Rome, with dishes that are full of flavor and reflective of old Roman traditions.

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will stay in triple-occupancy rooms while in Italy. Continental breakfast and dinner will be provided. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own lunch.

Travel Arrangements:

Travel arrangements for the URI Rome program, including airfare, will be will be facilitated by EF Tours. All participants must register with EF Tours, in addition to submitting an application to URI. Students can register with EF Tours here!

IMPORTANT – Please do not register with EF Tours until you have received your admission letter from URI.

Program Cost: $3,754

Program Fee Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Health insurance

NOTES: All fees subject to change.
*EF Tours fee will increase on the first of every month.

Program Deadlines:

Application Deadline: October 5, 2016

Final Payment Due: TBA


Note: Selecting “Apply Now” will bring you to the URIAbroad application management system. Please log in using your e-Campus username and password (URI students) or create an account (non-URI students). Then select “Apply Now” on the URIAbroad program page to begin your application.

If you are having difficulties with the online application, you may submit a paper application to the URI Office of International Education at 37 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881. The paper application can be found here:

Paper Application

For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Daniel P. Carpenter
Language Department

URI Faculty-Led Programs
37 Lower College Road
International Center

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