Study the development of western thought in Rome, the cradle of Western civilization. The five-week course, Rome, will be taught by Virginia Jewiss of the Yale Humanities Program, and will include on-site guest lectures by local experts on art and archaeology. Seminar meetings, which will be held at the American Institute for Roman Culture located in historic Piazza Farnese, will complement our exploration of Rome’s piazzas, museums, churches, and archeological sites. Students will live in apartments in Trastevere, the medieval neighborhood located on the west bank of the Tiber River.
Study Italian language and culture in Siena, a city whose historical center has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The courses, Elementary and Intermediate Italian, will be taught by Yale faculty, as students take the equivalent of one term during three weeks on the Yale campus, followed by the equivalent of one term during five weeks in Italy. The second part of the course allows students to put their language skills into practice, and provides for trips and cultural encounters in the Tuscany region.