Classical & Late Antique Studies in Rome


25 July - 15 August, 2013


This intensive three-week course offers an up-close investigation of Roman History through visits to the important sites of Rome's storied past. 

From the Roman Forum to St. Peter's Basilica to the Pantheom to the tombs and catacombs of the Via Appia to the Colosseum, students will literally walk through history and study the monuments that remain a testatment to Rome's status as the "Eternal City".

Beyond Rome, students will visit the cities of Herculaneum and Pompeii, subsumed by the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79CE. They will sail to the island paradise of Capri, traverse the ancient thermal springs of beautiful Ischia, marvel at the massive, rustic villa of the emperor Hadrian at Tivoli and explore the ruins of the port cities of Ostia and Puteoli that connected rome to the sea. 


Students will earn 4 credit hours in History or Latin.


Students will reside in shared hotel accomodation in Rome and Pompeii.


$3,799 undergraduate / $3,999 graduate

The price of the program includes tuition and fees, international student identity card, accomodation, excursions and in-country transportation.

Students will need to make their own flight arrangements. 


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of International Education and the program director. 


The program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office before requesting a 2012 - 2013 Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the university's Financial Aid Office.


Completed online application, with $250 deposit, due in 3 May, 2013. Balance of fees, less deposit, is due 15 May, 2013


Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to payment deadline. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified of all cancellations. 


The University of Southern Mississippi
Office of International Programs
118 College Drive #5069
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone: 601.266.4344
Fax: 601.266.5699

Miles Doleac
Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures