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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017
05/11/2017 06/01/2017

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Type:
Emory approved, Emory Faculty-Led
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted by: Art History Department

Academic Focus: Art History (Ancient Roman and Baroque Art and Architecture), Classics, History, Archaeology. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in these majors.

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. A pre-requisite of one course in Art History.  Students whose GPA is below 3.0 should still apply, as they may request a waiver. (Waivers will be considered if students have AP credit in Art history, a Visual Arts course, or courses in Classics.)

Program Dates: May 11 - June 1, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  The application deadline is March 1.  Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.

Acceptance Process: This program is accepting applications on a rolling basis. Students will be notified with results within two weeks after submitting their completed application.

Program Information: The Art History Summer Abroad Program offers an intensive, three-week course on ancient and baroque Rome.

Courses: All program participants take one course worth 4 Emory credit hours.
ARTHIST 290: Urbs Aeterna: Art and Architecture of Ancient Rome (the course fulfills the HAP portion of the GER)
The course examines the extraordinary embellishment of the city carried out by Rome's emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. Taught by a specialist in the city of Rome, Prof. Eric Varner, the course is conducted entirely on site at Rome's archaeological monuments, museums, churches, palaces, and museums. The course documents the city's extraordinary transformation from a modest hilltop settlement into the artistic and political capital of the Mediterranean world and will examine major monuments including the Roman Forum, Colosseum, the Pantheon, Imperial Fora, Markets of Trajan, the Palatine, the Mausolea of Augustus and Hadrian, the Vatican, Piazza Navona and the Villa Borghese. Recent archaeological discoveries will also be considered. In addition, the course will address the impact of ancient art and architecture on later innovations and developments at the capital during the early modern and modern periods, especially the Baroque. Two extra-urban field trips are planned to Tivoli and Ostia, as well as an optional field trip to Pompeii. Visits to special exhibitions in Rome’s museums are also planned.

Living Arrangements: Students live in apartment residences near the Vatican.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Orientation: Each summer study abroad program will have a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details.  Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students


Eric Varner, Program Director, Art History Department,

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240,

This program is currently not accepting applications.