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  • Locations: Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Program Director: Hollander, David, Meyers, Rachel
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: Italian
Online Course Catalog Available: No Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: CL ST 385X
Program Description:

Roman Italy: 
Building the Empire

Summer 2018

May 8-29, 2018 (dates are tentative) 

LAS Global Seminar

Classes held on archaeological sites and in museums.
Free time to explore Rome.

Examine the structures and artifacts of Roman imperial rule to foster a greater understanding of how Rome's physical, social, religious and political infrastructure allowed it to rule a vast empire for several centuries.

Explore Rome and the Bay of Naples. Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Hadrian's Villa.  Learn outside the classroom at archaeological sites and museums within and beyond Rome.

Earn three credits for Cl St 385X. A two credit orientation course (Cl 384X) is required during spring 2016, meeting Mondays, 6:10-8:00pm (tentative).

Open to students from all majors and colleges; no language prerequisites.
Temple of Venus
During a three-week stay in Rome, students will examine the physical remains of Roman imperial rule through the on-site examination of ancient structures (roads, aqueducts, temples, etc.) and artifacts (e.g., statues, mosaics, inscriptions). 

In addition to a three-day trip to the Bay of Naples (visiting Pompeii and Herculaneum), the class will make several day trips to sites in the vicinity of Rome such as Ostia Antica and Hadrian's Villa.


Program Leaders

Rachel Meyers
Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
Over 18 years of experience in Italy
Archaeological fieldwork at Pompeii

David Hollander
Associate Professor of Ancient History
Over 20 years of experience in Italy
Archaeological fieldwork at Fregellae.

Application Deadline
(December 1, 2017)

For More Information
Contact the program directors:
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 *Rachel Meyers
 3118E Pearson Hall

*David Hollander
  647 Ross Hall
 (Regarding course content and on-site issues)

*Nancy T. Guthrie
 107 Catt Hall
 (Regarding applications and scholarships)
Call LAS Study Abroad
(515) 294-1162


This program is currently not accepting applications.