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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring Break, Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Hotel/Hostel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Paul Voss Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: English Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Shakespeare in Italy
“The whole experience instilled a sense of independence and self-assurance that I lacked before my study abroad.” - Anna, Maymester 2013

The Program: "Shakespeare in Italy" is a fascinating Maymester 2019 program that explores both the rich dramatic heritage of Shakespeare and the brilliant culture of Rome. Shakespeare set many of his plays in Italy. We shall examine some of these plays and seek to understand how the Italian setting enriches the drama. Each afternoon students will have a two-hour seminar to discuss, in detail, the assigned plays; each morning students will enjoy a fascinating tour in the city or surrounding areas (e.g. Ostia Antica and Orvieto). Weekend time is free and set aside for travel.
Application Deadline: Feburary 1, 2019

Accommodations: Students will stay at the charming Hotel Candia (, just a few hundred yards from St. Peter's Square and the fabulous Vatican Museums. Each triple apartment sleeps three and comes with a kitchen (something very rare in Roman hotels), private bath and free Wi-Fi.

Eligibility: The program is open to all Georgia State University students in good standing. 
*International students at Georgia State 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.

Credits and Courses: Students who successfully complete the program will receive either three (3) credit hours through Georgia State University. Undergraduates can register for English 4130, 4140, 4200, or Honors 4000. Graduate students can register for 8360, 8370, or, 8200. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits. 

Cost:  Program fee may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and travel arrangements. The program fee is tentatively set at $3000 which includes hotel, transportation, and admissions. In addition, students will pay regular GSU tuition, please see Tuition Rates; and mandatory student fees (only the BOR Institutional fee and Technology fee).

Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state-tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to program cost. This waiver does not happen automatically. Please first register for the course and then let your Program Director know you are a non-GA resident.

Price includes:
- Hotel Accommodations
- Ground Transportation
- Metro Card
- Museum Fees
- Health/evacuation/repatriation insurance

Price does not include:
- Airfaire
- Spending money
- Meals

Contact Information: 
Dr. Paul Voss, Department of English
Phone: 404-797-8908

This program is currently not accepting applications.