Explore Roman Italy

Immerse yourself in history

Next summer go from the page to the Pantheon, the classroom to the Colosseum!

Program Overview

May 18 – June 7, 2022

How did the Romans build the Colosseum? How were they able to expand their empire throughout the Mediterranean? What did they eat for dinner? Join Iowa State professors David Hollander and Rachel Meyers as they lead you through an exploration of how the Romans built their empire stone by stone.

The 3-week Roman Italy program takes place in Rome, its environs, and the Bay of Naples. Our classrooms are some of the most famous museums and archaeological sites in the world: the Forum Romanum, Vatican Museums, Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, Pompeii, and many others. You will learn about the history, culture, art, architecture, and engineering accomplishments of the ancient Romans through examination of ancient structures and artifacts. There will of course be time to explore the Renaissance and modern parts of Rome as well, and students will have free time to make visits on their own and enjoy Italian culture – the coffee, the gelato, the pizza!

Earn 3 credits for CLST/HIST 385
Program is open to all majors
Prerequisite: CLST/HIST 384 (Spring semester before trip)
Program directors:
David Hollander, Professor of History
Rachel Meyers, Associate Professor of Classical Studies

Information Sessions

Want more details? Join us for one of our online information sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 19th at 3 pm
  • Tuesday, October 19th at 7 pm
  • Wednesday, October 20th at 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 21st at 5 pm

All information sessions will be held on Webex: https://iastate.webex.com/meet/rlmeyers.

Looking for a different program in Rome or Italy? ISU Abroad for other options!