UW Oshkosh

Spring Interim in Rome

Location: Rome - Italy
Dates: May 18 - June 6, 2015
Courses: History electives
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



Program Application & Guide
May 18, 2012