Office of INTERCULTURAL LEARNING

SU Stabia Program

Castellammare di Stabia, Italy

Southwestern University, in collaboration with the Vesuvian Institute of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation of Castellammare di Stabia, Italy, has developed a May-term program specifically for Southwestern students, but open to undergraduate students from other institutions as well.  The SU Stabia Program is a three-week, four-credit program.

Students apply to Southwestern University directly.

 

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Dates

Application Deadline: February 1st

Program Start Date: May 24th, 2015

Program End Date: June 13th, 2015

Cost

The tentative cost for this three-week program for summer 2015 is $4,825.  Please note that the cost may decrease should the number of approved applicants reach a predetermined level.  The Office of Intercultural Learning will notify students of the decreased cost should this occur.

The program cost includes:

  • Tuition for four credits
  • Housing, double occupancy, at the Vesuvian Institute, the international research center of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation, which is excavating the large seaside Roman villas of Stabiae.  All rooms have private bathrooms and views of either the mountains of the Sorrento/Amalfi peninsula, or of the Bay of Naples
  • Meals: all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) provided, including during the overnight excursion to Rome
  • Vesuvian Institute resident staff will provide 24/7 emergency support
  • Vesuvian Institute resident staff and SU faculty will accompany the program during the overnight excursion in Rome
  • Medical insurance
  • Airport pickup/drop-off and transfer
  • Ground transportation in Italy
  • SU faculty will provide orientation including pertinent information on student housing, cultural issues, health and safety protocol, and local logistics
  • Seven co-curricular excursions, including entrance fees and transportation: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, MANN (twice), Paestum and Boscoreale, Stabiae, and Stabiae, Sorrento, Villa of Pollio Felix
  • Overnight excursion to Rome, including hotel (double-occupancy) accommodations, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), transportation, and entrances into Forum and Capitoline Museums and the Vatican

The program cost does not include:

  • International airfare to and from Italy (usually about $1,400 - $1,600): students are responsible for their own flight arrangements
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Personal expenses: Internet café, dining out, toiletries, activities, snacks, personal travel, etc.

Courses

The SU Stabia Program is a three-week, four-credit program.  Students enroll in one of two course options:

Classical Literature in Context (LAT14-304 OR CLA07-304), led by SU Professor of Classics, Hal Haskell, and SU Part-Time Assistant Professor of Classics, Pamela Haskell, covers second century B.C. through c. A.D. 100 through the lens of original Latin texts and actual topography.  This course is offered in two versions: one in which students read texts in the original Latin and the other in which students read texts in translation.  Additionally, Classical Literature in Context satisfies the following general education requirements: Humanities, Intercultural Perspectives, and Writing Attentive.  It is also relevant for the Paideia Cluster: Mediterranean Mingling.

Pre-requisite if taking the course as LAT14-304: LAT14-124 or the equivalent.  There is no pre-requisite if taking the course as CLA07-304.

OR

Hellenistic and Roman Republican Art (ARH71-444) covers the period from c. 450 B.C. (High Classical/Parthenonian Greece) to early first century A.D. (Augustan Rome) and studies the formation of Roman art as an integral part of the broader phenomenon of the cosmopolitan Hellenistic world.  Additionally, this course satisfies the following general education requirements: Fine Arts Lecture and Writing Attentive.  It is also relevant for the Paideia Cluster: Mediterranean Mingling.

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Housing & Meals

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Students will be housed at the Vesuvian Institute, the international research center of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation, which is excavating the large seaside Roman villas of Stabiae.  All rooms have private bathrooms and views of either the mountains of the Sorrento/Amalfi peninsula, or of the Bay of Naples.  During the overnight excursion to Rome, students will stay in double-occupancy hotel accommodations.

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided, including during the overnight excursion to Rome.

Cultural Activities & Excursions

The program begins with an orientation held in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy.  A second orientation also takes place in Naples, Italy.  Combined, these periods include pertinent information on student housing, cultural issues, health and safety protocol, and local logistics.

Students will participate in seven co-curricular excursions related to Hellenistic and Roman Republican Art course content.  Excursions include: Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli (MANN) — twice, Paestum and Boscoreale, Stabiae, and Stabiae, Sorrento, Villa of Pollio Felix.  Additionally, students will take part in an overnight excursion to Rome during which time they will visit the Forum and Capitoline Museums, as well as the Vatican.

Apply Now

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Southwestern University Faculty Contact

Hal Haskell

Professor of Classics

e: haskell@southwestern.edu

Pamela Haskell

Part-Time Assistant Professor of Classics

e: haskellp@southwestern.edu

Thomas Howe

Professor of Art History

p: 512.863.1376

e: howet@southwestern.edu

 

 

 

 

Office of Intercultural Learning

Prothro Center - Room 231-233   p: 512.863.1857   e: studyabroad@southwestern.edu

w: www.southwestern.edu/offices/international