Study Abroad


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Rome, the Eternal City, the Caput Mundi, has been at the center of European civilization for two and half millennia. The capital of the Roman Empire, the seat of the Roman Catholic church, and since 1871 the capital of the modern country of Italy, Rome is today home to nearly three million people. To stroll through the streets of Rome is to take a trip through 3,000 years of history, with the past and present mixed together unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s no wonder that Rome has been described as both an onion and lasagne, since to peel off one layer is to expose another one. While it’s true that for Rome, non basta una vita, “one lifetime is not enough,” the UNCG in Rome program will introduce you to many of the most important historical, religious, and modern places, events, and people that have shaped the urban fabric of one of Europe’s most important cities.

The program follows the development of Rome from the Etruscan period into the modern period, with special focus on the years 300 BCE – 400 AD. Over our month in Rome we will visit and study a number of sites, including the Forum, the Colosseum, the palace of the emperors on the Palatine Hill, the Tiber Island, Monte Testaccio, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, the Capitoline Museums, the Christian catacombs on the Via Appia, and many, many more. During our weekend trip to the Bay of Naples we will visit Naples, the birthplace of pizza and home to the spectacular collection at the National Archaeological Museum, and the famous buried cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Throughout the trip we will also visit sites of importance to the Renaissance and the modern country of Italy.

While the focus of this trip is academic, we do strive to provide an immersive cultural experience. Over the course of this program, students will see much of what remains of the ancient city, explore some of the greatest museums in the world, and experience the thrills of living in an Italian city, from ordering coffee in the morning. to buying groceries. to dining out, and enjoying an evening passeggiata.

If you’re in the Lloyd International Honors College, UNCG in Rome is one of the few short-term study abroad programs that counts for your international experience.

Application for 2024

application for Summer 2024.

Costs and Fees
The cost for 2024 is $4300. The program fee includes lodging in Rome and the Bay of Naples, all entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites, and program travel in Italy. There is no tuition charged for summer study-abroad programs. Airfare, meals, and personal spending money are not included in the program fee.

Nota Bene: UNCG reserves the right to cancel or modify the program’s content or to change costs in case of conditions beyond its control. Please continue to check this website for the most current information about the program and its costs.


Dr. Robyn Le Blanc (UNCG)

PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Roman archaeologist

Must see: Arch of Constantine, Ostia

Favorite flavor of gelato: pistachio or basil


Dr. Jonathan Zarecki (UNCG)

PhD University of Florida
Roman historian

Must see: Tiber Island, St. Peter’s Square

Favorite flavor of gelato: pear or bacio