University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of International Education (OIE) WEB GUIDE

Spring Interim in Rome

Location: Rome - Italy
Dates: May 18 - June 7, 2015
Courses: History electives-6 credits
Accommodation: hotel
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Franca Barricelli, Nursing/Education 101, 424-0389

Join students on a program organized by our exchange partner, 
the University of New Brunswick (UNB) in Fredericton, Canada, 
and become a temporary citizen of Rome!

Rome is a city of layers, both physically and historically. As students stroll through the center of this important world capital, the structures of ancient, Renaissance and Baroque Rome, and modern Rome mix together, each period in the city's history having left profound influences on those that followed.

The Intersession in Rome program will provide participants with the opportunity to appreciate, study, and explore those layers as they live as the Romans do and are taught in the city as their classroom—in its museums, churches, archaeological sites, and streets. This program explores the art and culture of Rome with Professor Franca Barricelli of UW Oshkosh and faculty from UNB.

Student Testimonial

I think this is how Rome is to be experienced.  You don’t need to set out at night, but just leave your apartment or hotel without plans for a day.  Bring a map if necessary, but try to use it as little as possible; make sure you have water and good shoes; most importantly, just go.  Take the bus to a random location and start walking.  Rome is packed with too many sights and beauteous monuments for one to go too long without seeing something.  Stop in at a café, use the little Italian you may know, or if you're lucky, the barista may know English and you can start up a flirty conversation.  As dusk settles head for the back alleys, where tourists are few and the restaurants serve up authentic Italian that will keep your mouth watering for years.  Most importantly, leave behind set plans and guidelines and just immerse yourself in the streets of Rome.

Nathan Tiedt

Academic Coursework

airplanePointerHost Institution Course Enrollment

You will enroll in courses at the Univeristy of New Brunswick and transfer these courses back to UW Oshkosh at the end of the summer term.

airplanebulletRequired Course

UW Oshkosh course number: HIST 004L/HIST 004U
UNB course number
: HIST 1133/3133
6 credits
Rome: From Ancient Times to the Present

This course is offered at both a lower level (HIST 1133/HIST 004L) and at an upper level (HIST 3133/HIST 004U). The levels will differ in their assignments. Introductory-level students will write a final exam at the end of the three-week program. Advanced-level students, in addition to the exam, will also write a reflective essay and a research essay after the program is finished.

Participants will study the history of ancient Rome, the “eternal city” enriched by an empire that stretched from the North Sea to the Red Sea, with traces of the spectacular monuments such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon still visible. At the beginning of the 15th Century Rome was a backwater, but by the 18th century it was again the centre of the European world. The piazzas, secular buildings, churches, and fountains bear witness to that cultural explosion. The history of modern Rome, sees Rome become the capital of a reunified Italy, the focus of many of Mussolini's grand hopes of empire, and one of Europe's most important modern centres of business and international affairs.

The purpose of the course is to give students an impression of the important periods in  Rome’s history and of the continuing themes in the history of this ancient city.

airplanePointerApplying Electives to Your Degree Program

You will receive a maximum of 6 credits when you transfer your UNB courses to UW Oshkosh. These will appear on your STAR sometime in early fall semester as follows. Discuss with your advisor how these credits may/may not apply to your degree BEFORE committing to the program.

airplanePointerTo Complete Your Course Transfer

Before you depart from abroad, you must request that your host institution send your transcripts directly to the Transfer Student Coordinator in the UW Oshkosh Admissions Office. Do not send your transcript to the Office of International Education. The UW Oshkosh OIE cannot request transcripts on your behalf and you cannot receive credit at UW Oshkosh without the official transcript.

Transfer Student Coordinator
Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI 54901
U.S.A.

NOTE: When the Transfer Student Coordinator receives your transcipt, it will be matched to the Transfer Credit Prior Approval Form you completed during the application process for your program. If you did not take the courses you listed on your prior approval form, there is no guarantee that your courses will transfer. If you took courses which won't transfer, this will retroactively affect your full-time status as reported by UW Oshkosh and may affect your financial aid.

You should consider ordering a copy of your host institution transcripts for yourself if possible.

To order your transcripts, visit the UNB web site for the official UNB transcript order form. Indicate on the form that you want the transcript to be processed "After Summer Term." If you choose "After Intersession/Spring Term," your transcripts will arrive at UW Oshkosh without grades and transfer credit will not be processed.

You may also call to order a transcript. If you have any questions, contact the Transcript Office directly. Phone: 1 (506) 458-7856; Fax: 1 (506) 453-4544; E-mail: transcripts@unb.ca

Keep in mind that fees listed are in Canadian dollars.

airplanebulletpointStudy Abroad and Graduation

Students graduating at the end of a spring semester study abroad experience must choose a summer graduation date. Summer graduates may walk in the December graduation ceremony.

Full Estimated Cost of Participation

The "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" includes your Program Fee (the amount due directly to UW Oshkosh), your airfare and other expenses related to your participation on this program.

Full Estimated Cost of Participation: $6,660 in 2015, 2016 cost TBD

As part of the application process for this program, you are required to review, sign and submit the "Full Estimated Cost of Participation" worksheet for your program. The worksheet includes all of the cost details for your program and is linked from STEP III of the "Apply" section of this guide.   

Accommodation & Meals

airplanePointerAccommodation

Check the link for your accommodation for amenities, room size and location. Rooms can be extremely small. It isn't unusual to have very little space around the bed, shorter beds, only a few inches for a closet pole, tight showers and/or buildings directly outside your window.

Residence Candia
Address: Via Candia 135 B, 00192 ROMA, ITALIA; Tel: 011-39-639-721-046.

Students and Faculty will stay at the Residence Candia, located just beneath the walls of the Vatican and near to buses and Metro in the Prati Quarter. The Residence Candia provides a variety of apartments, which accommodate, typically, three to five people each with cooking facilities and bathrooms in each apartment. In addition, a number of the apartments have terraces. Very near to the Residence Candia is one of the larger outdoor markets in the city.

Weekend Site
Site destination and hotel information will be shared with students directly by UNB.

airplanePointerMeals

A continental breakfast is available every day at a nearby coffee bar. Evening meals are provided for four evenings a week at Da Arturo Restaurant. Both of these are typical family operated establishments. Meals at Da Arturo are Italian three and four course delights.

Review the estimate for the amount of money you should bring to cover meals in the Full Cost of Participation worksheet. It is not reasonable to think that you can save money by spending less than the food estimate provided by the OIE! This estimate is meant to be the BARE MINIMUM in relation to your particular destination!

Eligibility

Undergraduate students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0, be in good standing, and meet course prerequisites. As part of the application process, your disciplinary file will be reviewed. If you have a campus disciplinary file, this will be taken into consideration when determining your eligibility. Undergraduates who do not meet minimum GPA and course requirements should contact the program leader prior to applying to determine course eligibility.

Pre-/Post-travel Class Dates

Inability or failure to attend class prior to or following your program abroad may affect your ability to participate, course grades and/or ability to receive and use financial aid.

Application Process

airplanePointerBefore You Apply
 

  1. Write the deadline for completing the On-line Study Abroad Orientation in your calendar. Failure to complete orientation will affect your ability to participate.
  2. Write all payment deadlines in your calendar.
    If you aren't the person who will be making payments, share this information with the person who will be.
  3. Understand how seats are assigned on study abroad programs.
  1. Write all pre-/post-travel class dates in your calendar. Missing a session may make you ineligible for program participation.

airplanePointerSecuring Your Place on a Study Abroad Program

Seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed STEPS I & II of the application process, provided STEP III has also been completed by the STEP III application deadline.

This means that you may be conditionally admitted following completion of steps I & II, but NOT receive a seat if you then fail to complete STEP III on time.

If you are on the waiting list, you may receive a seat if applicants who have been conditionally admitted have not completed STEP III by the deadline.

After the deadline, seats are assigned in the order in which qualified applicants have completed all three steps.

airplanePointerApplication Deadlines

Spring Interim Programs

STEPS I & II: 1st Friday of Spring Semester by 12:00 pm.

STEP III: 2nd Friday of Spring Semester by 12:00 pm.

airplanePointerApplication STEPs & Application Checklist

Complete the three steps below in order, or work on all three steps simultaneously. Check off items as you SUBMIT them to the Office of International Education.
   

Step I
Complete the on-line study abroad/away application.

**Be aware that the application will time out without warning! Save often, and if you answering the longer questions we recommend typing them into a Word document and pasting them in to the online application.
   
Step II
Print the application packet and sign where appropriate.
   
Pay the UW Oshkosh application fee
( $200 for in-state residents and $300 for out-of-state residents) per the instructions in the application packet and turn in your receipt to the OIE. If you have mailed the application fee to the Cashier's Office, notify the OIE so that OIE staff can contact the Cashier's Office for confirmation.
   
Print an unofficial copy of your university transcript

Highlight
course prerequisites (if applicable) and final GPA.

To print your transcripts, EITHER copy and paste your transcript from TitanWeb into Word and print OR follow these instructions:

1) Open your transcript in TitanWeb using Internet Explorer.
2) Highlight all of the information in your transcript.
3) Go to "print preview"
4) Click on "as selected on screen"
5) Change the orientation to "landscape"
6) Print
   
Credit Overload Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you will exceed the maximum credit limit for the semester.
   
Special Student Form for Undergraduate Admissions
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not a student at UW Oshkosh OR if you are not a student at all.
   
Graduate Registration Form and Graduate Special/Non-Degree Information Form
Complete and submit to the OIE ONLY IF you are not in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn graduate level credit, or if you are in a Graduate program at UW Oshkosh and want to earn undergraduate level credit.
   
Submit the Disciplinary Clearance Form
Complete ONLY IF you are a student at a university or college OTHER THAN UW Oshkosh. Submit this form to the appropriate office on your HOME campus; request that the office on your HOME campus submit the form directly to the UW Oshkosh OIE by the deadline for this step of the application process.
   
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:

 
Signed UNB Medical Waiver
Print this form in COLOR or request a copy of this form in the UW Oshkosh OIE COMPLETE FORM WITH BLUE INK !!!
   
Signed UNB Liability Waiver (USE BLUE INK !!!)
   
Letter of Permission
Fill in your name and confirm your course enrollment by checking the appropriate boxes. The UW Oshkosh OIE will sign and submit this form to UNB after you have completed your application and received approval from the UW Oshkosh OIE to participate.
   
Step III
Review, sign and submit the Full Cost of Participation worksheet.
   
Edit the "medical" and "medical III" sections of your on-line study abroad application to ensure that every question is complete. Each and every question must be answered, even if the answer is obviously "none" or "n/a"!
   
Provide proof of passport
Complete only if you will travel outside the U.S.

If you already have a passport
, edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include all requested passport details.

If you do not already have a passport, apply for one and submit a copy of your receipt to the OIE showing that you have applied.

Click here for passport forms and instructions.
 
Edit the "passport" section of your on-line study abroad application to include your full name.

If you are traveling OUTSIDE the U.S., enter your full name EXACTLY as it appears on your passport or on your passport application.  DO NOT GUESS! 

If you are traveling WITHIN the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), enter your name EXACTLY as it appears on your driver’s license.  DO NOT GUESS! 

Your name will be printed on your airline ticket exactly as you enter it.  If the name on your airline ticket does not match the name on your identification, you will be charged a correction fee or may not be allowed through airport security.
   
Program-specific Application Materials/Requirements:

UNB Application (No paper copy is needed in the OIE, but you must email us at oie@uwosh.edu to let us know you have completed this.)
Answers for the UNB Application
   
Will you be earning degree credit toward your program or will you be participating for the learning experience (audit)? Credit (Audit is not an option for UW Oshkosh students.)
   
Do you have a Travel Visa? no
   
Initial payment of CA$1,000 directly to UNB
Once your application has been received by UNB, you will need to call them at 1-866-599-4646 to make your CA$1,000 down-payment. You will not be assigned a seat on the program until your payment is received by UNB.

Step IV (post-application deadline)

Passport Copy
You must email your passport copy to oie@uwosh.edu

 

Paying Your Program Fee

airplaneBulletPointFinancial Aid

Using financial aid to cover some or all of your costs? See our detailed financial aid information.

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Spring Interim Programs

...more on payment deadlines

airplanePointerFirst Program Fee Payment

Your emailed study abroad acceptance letter (the one that says that you have been officially accepted to participate) includes a link to a statement for your first payment. This statement will not be sent to you in any other way. No one else will receive this statement or a copy of your bill; no further reminders will be sent. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the payment deadlines; you will need to forward your statement to the person who pays your bills if you are not that person!!!

The initial Program Fee Statement is also provided here. You can use this copy or the copy included in your acceptance letter (they are identical) when paying your fees.

airplanebulletpointSecond Program Fee Payment

You will receive a link to a statement for your second payment VIA EMAIL from the Office of International Education just prior to the second payment deadline. Some programs have been advertised using a range of fees; if this is the case, you must plan to cover fees at the top end of the range until you receive your second statement. This statement will indicate whether there have been cost savings due to increased participant numbers, exchange rates, etc. and, therefore, a reduced program fee.

airplanebulletpointTuition Payment

If your program includes a required tuition payment IN ADDITION TO YOUR PROGRAM FEE, this will be clearly indicated on the Full Cost of Participation Worksheet linked within the "Apply" section of this guide.

For interim programs, follow the program fee payment deadlines ($1,000 total due by the first deadline date, the remaining tuition and program fee due by the final deadline date).

For semester & summer programs, tuition will be billed by Student Accounts just before the term at UW Oshkosh begins, just as it normally is. It is your responsibility to make payments according to the normal university tuition payment deadlines.

airplanebulletpointPayment by Cash or Check

All payments by cash or check must be accompanied by a copy of your program fee statement. Make checks payable to “The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh” and write “Study Abroad” in the memo section. Pay fees at the Cashier's Office on the second floor of Dempsey Hall or mail your check to: Cashier's Office, UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Cashier office hours: Mon – Fri 8:30-4:00 (8:30-3:00 the day after Thanksgiving).

airplanebulletpointPayment by Credit Card or E-check

Payment by MasterCard or American Express carries a 2.5% convenience fee and can be made through TitanWeb http://www.uwosh.edu/tw/. E-checks carry a fee of $0.50 per transaction.

airplanebulletpointPayment by Financial Aid, Grant, Scholarship or External Loan

Submit the "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form to Student Accounts by the first payment deadline. Students who plan to to cover some costs on their own and remaining costs using financial aid, grants or scholarships must pay costs not covered by aid/loans/scholarships, up to $1,000, by the first payment deadline.

For UW Oshkosh students, financial aid will automatically be applied toward study abroad-related fees on your student account. If you are a student elsewhere, you may need to pick up your change check from your home campus, cash the check, and send payment to UW Oshkosh.

Once your "Notice of Financial Aid Award for Study Abroad" form has been submitted, a "positive service indicator" will appear on your record indicating that financial aid will be paying your study abroad program fees.  This should not prevent you from doing anything except printing transcripts.

Scholarships

Scholarships offered through UW Oshkosh and outside organizations. 

 

Flight & Program Schedule

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Mode of transportation: participants make their own arrangments to the airport

airplanePointerFlight - Departure

TBD

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Fiumicino Airport (Rome)

You will be met by UNB staff at the airport in Rome upon arrival.

airplanePointerProgram Schedule

Past program itinerary for reference only - future itineraries will vary!

UNB Rome 2013 Tentative Schedule (2015 Schedule TBD)

See UNB's website for more details about the 2015 trip.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh reserves the right to make changes to itineraries, travel arrangements, hotels, excursions, activities or other arrangements made necessary by factors beyond its control. On certain dates when some attractions or activities may not be available, UW Oshkosh reserves the right to substitute alternate attractions or activities.

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TBD

airplanePointerOshkosh - Return

Mode of transportation: participants make their own arrangments from the airport

Visas & Residence Permits

airplanebulletVisa

U.S. citizens are not required to apply for an entry visa prior to travel or a Residence Permit upon arrival.

 

Health Insurance

See our new "Insurance" page for details.

Emergency Contacts

In a life and death emergency ABROAD

U.S. Department of State Citizen Emergency Center (1-202-647-5225) will relay messages to the foreign Embassy. Embassy personnel may try to locate your student, pass on urgent messages and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back.

To reach your student directly

If your student is staying in a hotel, use the hotel contact information listed on the web page for your student's program. The Office of International Education cannot give out private residence or homestay phone numbers unless authorized in advance by the student, but we will contact your student for you in an emergency.

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh during office hours (7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F)

Office of International Education Phone: 1 (920) 424-0775
Jenna Graff: Director, Office of International Education - graff@uwosh.edu
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor - abroad@uwosh.edu
Emily Hoffmann: Hessen & NSE Advisor - nse@uwosh.edu
Mary Reinke: Program Manager - reinkem@uwosh.edu
Sarah Christensen : International Student Advisor - christes@uwosh.edu
Office of International Education Fax: 1 (920) 424-0185
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-1410
Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-0300

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh outside of normal office hours

University Police: 1 (920) 424-1216

To reach an on-site local contact, IN AN EMERGENCY ONLY.

Dr. Thomas E. Goud, faculty leader from the University of New Brunswick, Canada (accompanying the group to Rome); Tel: 011-39-338-256-9505); goud@unbsj.ca

Franca Barricelli, faculty leader from UW Oshkosh (accompanying the group to Rome); Tel: 011-39-331-431-9764, this is a temporary numer that will only be valid during the program dates; barricel@uwosh.edu

Professors will be staying in the same hotels as the students (see Accommodations for additional contact information).


Orientation

To help you prepare for your travel experience away, we'll begin with an orientation through which we'll share information on topics such as course registration & enrollment, flights, itineraries, housing, meals, emergency contacts, financial planning, program withdrawal, health & personal security, and travel.

Your orientation consists of:

  • required reading materials
  • required on-line presentation
  • orientation quiz submitted to the OIE
  • optional in-person Q&A
  • in-person orientation with program leaders or department advcoates (These may be required or optional, or may not be offered for your particular program; check your program web guide and/or with your program leader for more information.)

The orientation deadline for spring interim, summer and fall semester programs is the 2nd Friday in April.

  • Participants who do not complete the orientation requirements prior to the orientation deadline will be removed from their programs. The withdrawal & refund policy will apply.
  • Share the this orientation with parents, spouses, and/or other family members who may also want to review the orientation. The orientation is open to anyone who would like to participate.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A FAMILY MEMBER COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION FOR YOU. 

airplanebulletpointReading Materials - REQUIRED

Before beginning your on-line orientation, review the materials listed below; you will refer to these materials during the on-line orientation. Share these materials with interested family members.

airplanebulletpointOn-line Orientation - REQUIRED

Schedule approximately 90 minutes to focus on your on-line orientation.

To access the on-line orientation

  • Open the study away orientation in PowerPoint.
  • Click on the "Slide Show" tab along the top menu.
  • Click on the "Custom Slide Show" menu item.
  • Choose your program.

airplanebulletOrientation Quiz - REQUIRED

Complete your orientation requirement by submitting this orientation quiz to the Office of International Education by the orientation deadline.

airplanebulletpointIn Person Q & A - OPTIONAL (Formerly called "Family Orientation")

Following completion of the on-line orientation, participants are invited to attend an OPTIONAL, in-personQ & A session on:

  • Spring Interim, Summer and Fall Semester programs: Sat, 4/9/16, 9:00am-1:00pm, location TBA

Family member attendance at the Q & A session is invited and encouraged. Family members who plan to attend the Q & A session should understand that this will not replace the orientation outlined above. Family members should review the full orientation prior to attending in person.

This page was last updated on: May 6, 2015