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Baylor in Italy
Rome, Italy; Sicily, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms Summer 1
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Program Description:

Baylor in Italy

Date: Summer Session 1
Where: Rome, Italy with excursions to Sicily, Pompeii, and the bay of Naples
Cost: $4,995 plus tuition

Courses Offered
Topography of Rome and Pompeii (CLA 3321), Epistles and Epigraphy (LAT 3311), and Petrarch Seminar (UNSC 4V01) . 

Program Description
Participating students will experience on-site study in such places as Venice, Paestum, Capri, Syracuse, Palermo, Ostia, Florence, and of course Rome. A full day in Pompeii and Herculaneum offers a unique learning experience among the ruins of towns destroyed by Mount Vesuvius' devastating volcanic eruption of AD 79. In Paestum, we examine the remains of several temples, students see first-hand evidence of the Greek presence in southern Italy. Then we cross from Reggio, Calabria, into Sicily, where we study the fascinating world of Magna Graecia, from Syracuse to Agrigento, Selinunte, and Palermo. The sights, sounds, monuments, and places you visit when you are in Italy become the classroom. In this academic program, you will take notes on site, observe actual excavations, and visit places usually closed to the general public.

And what about fun? While we do have a fine study itinerary, free time is also scheduled in for touring, shopping, and fun in the Italian sun.

All accommodations in Italy are superb. The Hotel Sant' Anna in Rome, just a short walk from St. Peter's Basilica, is a beautifully renovated building. It offers an extremely convenient location for travel within the city. In Paestum and Palermo, the hotels are located right on the beach, affording afternoon and evening dips in the Mediterranean.

1-5 June Preview Week in Waco
6 June, Saturday (Departure)
7 June, Sunday (Marseilles)
Arrive in Marseilles, France
8 June, Monday (Marseilles)
Tour of Marseilles
9 June, Tuesday (Avignon)
Day trip to Arles
10 June, Wednesday (Avignon)
Tour of Avignon
11 June, Thursday (Milan)
Tour of Milan
12 June, Friday (Venice)
Biblioteca Ambrosiana
13 June, Saturday (Venice)
St. Mark’s Square and Cathedral
14 June, Sunday (Venice)
Free Day; Optional Excursion to Murano and Burano
15 June, Monday (Bologna)
Tour of Bologna (Churches)
16 June, Tuesday (Bologna)
Day Trip to Verona
17 June, Wednesday (Bologna)
Day trip to Padua
18 June, Thursday (Bologna)
Bologna Museums and university area
19 June, Friday (Prato)
Classes and tour of Prato
20 June, Saturday (Prato)
Day trip to Florence
21 June, Sunday (Prato) Free Day
22 June, Monday (Rome)
Capitoline Hill and Colosseum
23 June, Tuesday (Rome)
Campus Martius
24 June, Wednesday (Rome)
Forum and Palatine
25 June, Thursday (Rome) St. Peter’s Square and Basilica Vatican Museum
26 June, Friday (Capri)
27 June, Saturday (Capri)
Villa Jovis, Capri and Anacapri
28 June, Sunday (Capri)
Free Day
Optional Excursion: Blue Grotto
29 June, Monday (Paestum)
Boat to Salerno, Paestum
30 June, Tuesday (Paestum)
Tour of Paestum and Museum
1 July, Wednesday (Paestum)
Day trip to Velia
2 July, Thursday (Paestum)
Final Exams, Free afternoon in Paestum
3 July, Friday (Rome)
Free Day in Rome
4 July, Saturday (Rome)
Return Flight to U.S
N.B.: Schedule may change at directors’ discretion

Program Director
Dr. Alden Smith
Assoc. Dean of Honors College and Director of University Scholars Program


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