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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Abroad Year Application Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Maymester 2017 02/01/2017 ** N/A 05/14/2017 05/24/2017

** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Allen Fromherz Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: History Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
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Marvels of Medieval Rome, Pisa and Florence
Dr. Allen Fromherz
HIST 4975/8890 or HON 4975
3 Credit Hours
afromherz@gsu.edu

"Personally, professionally and academically studying abroad changed my outlook on what I wanted to do with my life and my passions. It allowed me to have connections within the history department at Georgia State to now help me propel through my graduate degree." - Dana, 2015
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DESCRIPTION
 
Omnes viae Romam ducunt. Eventually “all roads lead to Rome” but many roads also led out of Rome to the Renaissance cities of Pisa and Florence. From our home base the vibrant heart of Rome we will study not only the history, architecture and art of Republican and Imperial Rome but also the Renaissance legacy of this capital of the world in Pisa and Florence. As we will witness the daily life of Romans and Medieval Italian city states, from the use of running water to fast food restaurant was different, but not too far distant, from our own. We will also experience the world that came after the fall of the classical city, following paths both strange and familiar and questioning our assumptions about this city at the heart of “western civilization”. Yet even at this “heart of the west” there were a multitude of cosmopolitan influences as traders, merchants and travelers came from around the empire and beyond, bringing with them their new and, sometimes disruptive ideas and beliefs. Although threatened and confined, Judaism also flourished under the protection of wise and pragmatic popes. Rome, Pisa and Florence were sustained by trade with the East and North Africa. Our journey into the cosmopolitan past will take us through the Medieval and Renaissance periods, visiting the “Leaning Tower” of Pisa and Renaissance Florence along the way. 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS
 
Accommodation will be in the walkable centers of Rome, Pisa and Florence in historic hotels and inns, often with breakfast provided and sometimes with lovely views and terraces.

TENTATIVE ITINERARY
 
May 14 - Board flight from Rome to Atlanta.
 
May 15 - Arrive in Rome. Hotel: Albergo Sole near Campo de Fiori. Orientation.
 
May 16 - Roman Forum and Palatine.
 
May 17 - Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, or Villa Borghese
 
May 18 - Renaissance Rome.
 
May 19 - Vatican City. Or Churches of Rome.
 
May 20 - Train to Pisa “Leaning Tower” Hotel Relais I Miracoli Residenza d’Epoca.
 
May 21 - Train to Florence. The Duomo the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi
 
May 22 - Renaissance Florence - all day.
 
May 23 - Florence to Rome for one night.   
 
May 24 - Fly back to Atlanta.
 

Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
 
ELIGIBILITY
 
In order to participate in any study abroad program students must be in Good Academic Standing which is defined at Georgia State University as a cumulative 2.0 GPA for Undergraduate students and 3.0 GPA for Graduate students.  Please note that study abroad program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Non-GSU students must follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits. There are NO language requirements.

CREDITS & COURSES
 
Please note:  in addition to applying for this program, you must also register for the program course in GoSOLAR. Participants who successfully complete the program’s course will receive 4 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for HIST/HONS 4975 and graduate students should register for HIST 8890.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit http://mystudyabroad.gsu.edu/prospective/funding-study-abroad or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 to learn more about scholarships & financial aid for study abroad.

COST
 
The program cost is tentatively set at $1999 in addition to regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.  Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost
 
Program Cost Includes
• All ground transportation
• Excursions and entrance fees
• One or two meals a day
• Hotels
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
 
Program Cost Does Not Include
• Round trip airfare.
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Public transportation
• Passport expenses
• Personal expenses
• Excess baggage charges


PAYMENT INFORMATION
           
February 1, 2017: $499 Deposit Due
March 1, 2017: $1,000 Deposit Due
April 1, 2017: $500 Deposit due
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
 
Program Deposits and Payments: Participants will pay program deposits and payments by logging into PAWS.  Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
 
Remaining Program Balance:  The remaining program balance will be billed directly to your Panther Pay account.  Payment deadlines for study abroad programs Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
 

Students interested in applying should select 'Apply Now' above and begin the online application.
 
Transient Students: please see our How to Apply section under the Prospective Students tab. 
International Students: Georgia State students who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
 
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Program Director: Dr. Allen Fromherz
E-mail: afromherz@gsu.edu
Office address: 21st Floor 25 Park Place
Phone: 4044136366