Spend two weeks of intensive study in the Eternal City!
Location: Rome, Italy
Course: 55-4412J / 5512J (Topics in Writing Abroad: Rome
Instructor: Randy Albers
This J-session course offers an intensive two-week immersion in Rome's literature, art, history, and culture. Students read fiction and nonfiction by noted authors; visit major sites — the Colosseum, the Vatican, Roman Forum, Pompeii, churches and other historic sites, as well as museums and places associated with noted authors. Students will participate in writing workshops at Lorenzo d' Medici and write journal entries and reading responses leading to an extended story, essay, or digital project, which may be done in collaboration with students from the AEMM department.
This Course is Open to All Students!*
Contact Hours: 45-50 (5-7 hours of
classroom/field study per day).
Credit Hours: The course is offered for three (3) credit hours for both undergrads and grads, with more demand for grads. Four credit hours can be arranged, requiring extra writing, or possible research, heading towards a published piece.
Tuition: Included in Spring 2013 schedule.
Financial Aid: Spring aid applies to tuition and fees for the program.
Other Costs: Students are responsible for airfare (approx. $1100), meals, and incidentals.
All meetings take place 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
624 S. Michigan Ave., Room 1204
Tuesday, October 16 (Rome Only)
Additional Rome-specific meetings TBD
General Study Abroad Meetings with Information on Rome Study
Thursday, October 18
Monday, November 5
Wednesday, November 14
Thursday, December 13
Starting September 2012: $1,000 deposits*** collected.
Please go to the cashier, 3rd floor, 600 S. Michigan. Specify to cashier that you are making a deposit for "Rome Program, Fiction Writing." Please bring receipt to Fiction Writing office (1200, 624 S. Michigan) to have a copy made for our records.
November 5, 2012: Early Spring and J-term Registration begins,
Students must register for the class during November 5 - November 12, 2012
November 12, 2012: Deposits and registrations are due.
To ensure your place in the program, please make your $1,000 deposit as soon as possible.
November 16, 2012: Application materials due. [download]
Housing form, consent forms (2), passport copy, flight itinerary)
November 30, 2012: As space allows, deposits and applications will be accepted until this date.
* Students from other universities must register as a Columbia Student at Large [http://www.colum.edu/Admissions/Apply/Student-at-Large.php]
**Session fees cover LdM course fees, housing [http://www.hotelcentro.com], breakfast, cell phones, day trip to Pompeii (transportation, ticket, guided tour, and lunch), Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, Fondacione Soerella Fontana (guided visit), Rome tourist sites (Coliseum, Capitoline Hill, Roman Forum, etc.), opening and closing dinner, printing, and mandatory Columbia med/health insurance.
***Deposits are not refundable except in the unlikely event of program cancelation.
Students are responsible for arranging their own travel. Students may arrive early/stay on later as long as they report to the program on January 7, 2013 and stay until January 18, 2013.
Recommendations for everyday meals
Bar Carlino: pasta or salad or second
course + water/soft drink: €7
Bar Borromini: pasta + water/soft drink: €6
Tavola Calda Mozzarella e Pachino: pasta + soft drink: €3,5 (most popular choice among students)