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Rome, Italy

The Southern Connecticut State University Department of English presents:
The 2017 International Field Study in

Rome, Italy

 Rome Badge

Rome Application (PDF)
(Please return filled out application to Mr. Michael Schindel in EN A 220)


The 2017 Summer Program in Rome ,Italy, aims to immerse student in Rome culture , both ancient and modern. In addition to attending classes conducted throughout the city ,students will also visit some of the are's greatest archaeological,architectural and cultural site ,including the Vatican museums,the ancient port city of Ostia Antica , the catacombos of San Callisto,the Pantheon, the Capuchin Crypt,and many other sites of historical significance.

During the evenings,students may dine at any of San Lorenzo's many cafes, or experience the vibrant night life of this exciting neighborhood.They will also spend time exploring Venice and Ravenna,and other sites throughout the country.

 General Information

Students must enroll in the following two courses, which are both electives in the English major/minor.

LIT 488: The Classical Tradition in Western Literature    (3 credits)

LIT 302: Literature of the New Testament   (3 credits)


Students must complete Southern's risk management paperwork before traveling abroad. Students must also have a record free of disciplinary problems, and have a valid passport.


Students stay in apartments in the university neighborhood of San Lorenzo, a twenty-minute walk from the center of Rome.  Students stay one night in a hotel in Florence.

Dietary preferences and restrictions should be explained in detail to trip director at the time of registration.

Program Fees:TBD

Program Fee Includes:
• Airfare, room and board, transportation to and from the airport and transportation in Italy.
• Three group lunches and three group dinners
• Entrance fees to all museums and historical sites

Program Fee Does Not Include:
SCSU's tuition and summer registration fee, personal expenses, touring, books, laundry, snacks,            medical and living expenses, or any additional expenses that alter the itinerary or arrangements

Please Note:
The program fee does not include the cost of OnCall insurance—a stand-alone insurance policy that provides coverage for evacuation and repatriation, required for all students studying abroad. Any student who has not purchased the SCSU (Aetna) student health plan, which includes OnCall coverage, is required to purchase the OnCall stand-alone policy for $36.00 prior to travel. For information on purchasing OnCall, contact the Office of International Education at 203-392-7257.

For information regarding financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at
(203) 392-5222 or

*Deposits will be refunded in full if this application is rejected by the program Director.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 made out to 'Southern Connecticut State University' is due upon acceptance into the program. This guarantees your airfare and reserves your room.  A second payment ($1,200) is due on March 22, 2017.  The remainder of the balance ($1200) is due no later than May 1, 2017.

Program fees are based upon historical program costs and current rates of exchange. Extreme fluctuation in exchange rates or boarding costs in Italy may result in additional fees being charged. The University reserves the right to change the itinerary of proposed trips if needed to control the cost of the overall trip.  In the event that additional fees exceed the current costs by more than 20%, the student may choose to drop the course and receive a refund of all funds recoverable by the university. Fees will be frozen on May 14, 2017 and after May 14 there will be no refunds. The program does not accept responsibility for personal property, which must be insured separately if desired, and reserves the right to make changes required by circumstances.

Office of international Education Cancellation Policy

Currently, all courses abroad for the academic year are expected to operate. Southern Connecticut State University's Office of International Education (SCSU-OIE) will monitor world events and make any change to this decision on an individual course basis any time between now and the departure dates.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, students will be refunded their deposits and all monies the university is able to recover from program providers. The SCSU-OIE office will aggressively negotiate with providers for the refunds.

If a student withdraws from an off-campus course at any time between now and the departure date, the student will forfeit his/her deposit but will be refunded all other recoverable amounts. In the event the price of the trip rises more than 20%, the student may withdraw and receive both recoverable funds and deposit.

Students who must cancel their participation in a course abroad program must do so in writing to Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Director of the Office of International Education.

The Office of International Education will work to delay payment to providers on costs for course abroad programs as long as possible and request clearly-stated refund policies from all providers for all programs prior to payments. Students who wish to purchase cancellation insurance should contact their insurance provider.

If Southern Connecticut State University cancels an off-campus course, the staff of SCSU-OIE will work with individual course abroad faculty members in adapting their course, when possible, for the Southern Connecticut State University campus. This is understood to be an emergency procedure in place as a result of unusual or unforeseen world events. If an off-campus course cannot be adapted to the on-campus

setting, the faculty member will work to develop an alternative on-campus course for the students enrolled. If this is possible, efforts will be made to enroll students in existing on-campus courses.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Leon Weinmann,
English Department
Engelman D265B
Phone: 203-392-6726