Department of Classical Studies

UNCG in Rome 2014

UNCG in Rome is a three-week, six-credit, speaking-intensive course that offers first-hand experience with the sites and monuments of Rome. Through daily lectures, reports, and extensive on-site experience with archaeological sites and museum collections, students will gain an appreciation for and familiarity with the splendor and importance of the city of Rome -- the ancient capital of the Roman Empire and one of the most important cities in Christianity.

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Drs. Heyn and Zarecki on the Via Appia

UNCG in Rome 2014 will run from 14 May—7 June. The majority of the course takes place in Rome, with a three-day trip to Naples, Herculaneum, and Pompeii. 


When in Rome, students and faculty rent apartments at the Residence Candia ( Located in the Prati region of Rome, the Residence Candia is a mere ten-minute walk from St. Peter’s Square and one block from a Metro stop.  The apartments are fully-equipped suites, with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and limited linen service. There are supermarkets and laundromats nearby. In Pompeii we stay at the Hotel Villa dei Misteri (, a well-known hotel that caters to student groups and is only several hundred meters from the archaeological site.


Our itinerary follows the development of Rome from the Etruscan period into the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Sites to be visited include the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, the Tiber Island, Monte Testaccio and many others. We also visit the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, and in Rome we’ll be visiting a number of non-classical monuments and oddities, such as the Aventine Keyhole, and we will encounter several of Rome’s “Talking Statues.”


Click here to apply online through the International Program Center at UNCG. Applications are due by 15 October 2014.

Fees and Airfare

The program fee for 2014 will be announced shortly. The program fee includes lodging in Rome and Pompeii, all entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites, and program travel in Italy.  There is no tuition charged for summer study-abroad programs. Airfare, meals, and personal spending money is not included in the program fee.

UNCG in Rome uses group flights organized through STA Travel ( The cost of the group flight is not included in the program fee.

The faculty directors recommend that you budget about $75 per day for food and spending money.  You will also want to plan for laundry, toiletries and gifts. Spending money/personal expenses is not included in the program fee.

All fees are subject to change without notice. Please continue to check the website for the most current information about the program and its costs.

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid can be used for this program.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office at UNCG for more information:

Ph: 336-334-5702 / Web:


Jonathan P. Zarecki

PhD.  University of Florida, 2005.
MA    University of Florida, 2001.
BA     Colby College, 1999.

Dr. Zarecki’s research and teaching interests lie in the history and literature of the Late Republic and Augustan periods, especially all things Cicero. He has published articles on Hesiod, Horace and Cicero, and is currently working on a manuscript on Cicero’s political theory.  In 2001 he participated in the American Academy in Rome’s classical summer school.  When he Rome he always makes sure to grab a gelato and enjoy dusk in St. Peter’s Square. Contact him at or (336) 334 4902.

David B. Wharton

PhD. UNC-CH 1992.
MA   UNC-CH, 1985.
BA   Cornell College 1979

Dr. Wharton first visited Rome in 1977 as an undergraduate (major undecided) and returned home converted to the Classics. His main interests are Latin language and linguistics, and he has an active research program in Latin color semantics. He looks forward to visiting old haunts and finding new treasures in the Eternal City. You can reach him at 336-334-5368 or at

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