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  • Locations: Bologna, Italy; Capri, Italy; Florence, Italy; Paestum, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy; Viterbo, Italy
  • Program Terms Summer 1, Summer 1&2, Summer 2
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  • Budget Sheets: Summer 1
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Group Summer Program Language: English
Housing: Hotel
Program Description:

Baylor in Italy

Date: Summer Session 1 & 2
Where: Viterbo with weekend excursions around Italy
Cost: $4,495.00

Students responsible for tuition plus program fee for each summer session. Students interested in attending for the whole summer are encouraged to do so, but must pay the program fee twice. Tuition and airfare to and from Europe not included.


Courses Offered

Summer 1:
ANT 4690: Field School in Physical Anthropology
GTX 3304: Masters Works in Art
HON 3V70: Livy and Machiavelli
CLA 4V01: Independent Study
CLA 3380: Classical Mythology
LAT 2310: Intermediate Latin

Summer 2:
BIC 3358 Examine Life II: Biblical Heritage and Contemporary Ethical Issues
UNSC 4V21: Medieval Pilgrimage
LAT 3302: Livy
LAT 2320: Intermediate Latin 2
CLA 3321: Roman Topography

Program Description

Baylor in Italy (BII) offers a variety of courses from a wide range of departments, including Classics, Latin, Anthropology, English, and Film and Digital Media. Students may fulfill Fine Arts credit with Classical Mythology (CLA 3380), do two semesters of Latin Language study (LAT 2310, 2320), be part of an archaeological survey (ANT 4690 – more information available through the Dept. of Anthropology), study British Literature (ENG 2301), learn on site in a Roman Topography course (CLA 3321), and study screenwriting (FDM 3373).  

The accommodations in Italy are superb. In addition to our “home base” in Viterbo, Hotel Sant’ Anna in Rome, just a short walk from St. Peter’s Basilica, is a beautifully renovated building. On Capri, the Hotel Bianca Maria, located near the highest point of the island with its panoramic view of the Bay of Naples, is perfectly situated for strolls and shopping. In Paestum, the Hotel Poseidonia Mare is located right on the beach.

The sights, the sounds, the monuments, and the places you visit when you are in Italy become the class- room. In this academic program, you will take notes on site, visit excavations, climb under buildings, and see things off-limits to the general public.



Summer 1:
May 28 (Sunday): flight to Rome
May 29 (Monday): arrival in Rome; transfer to Viterbo/Barbarano
May 30 (Tuesday): first class day/ first excavation day
May 31 (Wednesday): class day/ excavation
1 June (Thursday): class day/ excavation
2 June (Friday): class day/ excavation
3 June (Saturday): AM transfer to Rome; day in Rome (Vatican Museums); overnight in Rome
4 June (Sunday): Rome, afternoon free, PM return to Barbarano/Viterbo
5 June (Monday): class day/ excavation
6 June (Tuesday): class day/ excavation
7 June (Wednesday): class day/ excavation
8 June (Thursday): class day/ excavation
9 June (Friday): class day/ excavation
10 June (Saturday): Day trip to Tarquinia
11 June (Sunday): Free day
12 June (Monday): class day/ excavation
13 June (Tuesday): class day/ excavation
14 June  (Wednesday): class day/ excavation
15 June (Thursday): class day/ excavation
16 June (Friday): class day/ excavation
17 June (Saturday): Day trip to Assisi (for Classics students); to Viterbo (for archaeologists)
18 June (Sunday): class day/ excavation
19 June (Monday): class day/ excavation
20 June (Tuesday): class day/ excavation
21 June (Wednesday): class day/ excavation
22 June (Thursday): class day/ excavation
23 June (Friday): Venice (overnight in Venice (Recommended Hotel Messner [inexpensive])
24 June (Saturday): Venice (late PM transfer to Prato: (Recommended Hotel President [inexpensive])
25 June (Sunday): Day in Florence [Academia and Duomo only; time for shopping]; late PM return to Barbarano Romano/Viterbo
26 June (Monday): class day/ excavation
27 June (Tuesday): class day/ excavation
28 June (Wednesday): class day/ excavation
29 June (Thursday): class day/ excavation
30 June (Friday): transfer to Bolsena for end of program (exams, etc.)
1 July (Saturday) Bolsena
2 July (Sunday) Bolsena
3 July (Monday) Bolsena
4 July (Tuesday) bus to Rome airport

Summer 2:
All students stay at Hotel Tuscia
3 July (Monday) Second Session Students fly from USA
4 July (Tuesday) Second Session Students arrive in Rome/transfer to Viterbo
5 July (Wednesday) – first class day
6 July (Thursday): class day
7 July (Friday): class day
8 July (Saturday): Day trip to Pienza and Siena
9 July (Sunday): Free day in Viterbo
10 July (Monday): class day
11 July (Tuesday): class day
12 July (Wednesday): class day
13 July (Thursday): class day
14 July (Friday): class day
15 July (Saturday): class day
16 July (Sunday): Early AM transfer to Rome (Hotel S. Anna)
17 July (Monday): Rome AM (Vatican Museums); PM Special Tour Necropolis
18 July (Tuesday): Rome
19 July (Wednesday): Day in Rome late PM transfer to Prato
20 July (Thursday): Florence late PM transfer to Viterbo
21 July (Friday): class day
22 July (Saturday): free day
23 July (Sunday): free day
24 July (Monday): class day
25 July (Tuesday): class day
26 July (Wednesday): class day
27 July (Thursday): class regular day
28 July (Friday): Orvieto
29 July (Saturday): Viterbo
30 July (Sunday): Assisi
31 July (Monday): AM Bus to Naples, boat to Capri
1 August (Tuesday): Capri
2 August (Wednesday): Capri
3 August (Thursday): PM Boat to Salerno; transfer to Paestum
4 August (Friday): Excursion to Positano; visit to Villa Roma Antiquarium (Villa Romana, Minori)
5 August (Saturday) Paestum: visit Archaeological Park of Paestum
6 August (Sunday) night at Paestum: Trip to Pompeii
7 August (Monday) AM: Exams / PM: Bus to Hotel at Rome Airport
8 August (Tuesday) flight to USA

Program Directors 

(254) 710-7392,

(254) 710-7392,


For More Information

For more information about the program in general, contact Dr. Hunt at


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2017 03/15/2017
Rolling Admission 05/28/2017 07/04/2017
Summer 1&2 2017 03/15/2017
Rolling Admission 05/28/2017 08/08/2017
Summer 2 2017 04/04/2017
Rolling Admission 07/03/2017 08/08/2017

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This program is currently not accepting applications.