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Rome, Italy (Summer)

Experience the history of art within the very city where much of it was born! Students will have the opportunity to visit Rome’s most exciting sites such as the Pantheon, Vatican Museum, Colosseum and more while earning three credits.

Class Dates: Summer Session III (July 10 - August 13)

  • Rome Dates:  July 23-30

Estimated Program Cost: $2600 - $2800

Course Overview

FPA 491 - Art History of Rome

This extraordinary 2024 Summer III semester three-credit course taught by Professor Thomas Ruggio examines the art history of Rome from the ancient world to the Renaissance, finishing with the Baroque era. In addition to domestic hybrid learning, which includes excursions to museums in New York City, there is an incredible eight-day stay in Rome, Italy. Admire some of the most magnificent architectural structures, cultural landmarks, and works of art in the world while immersing yourself in Italian culture in the renowned "Eternal City."

Sites we'll visit include:

  • Roman Colosseum 
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon
  • Vatican Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Borghese Gallery 


  • Must enroll in FPA 491 - Art History of Rome
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of departure
  • Students under any active form of academic or disciplinary probation at the time of departure will not be permitted to participate in the program.


Housing is located on the St. John's Rome campus which is located in the historic Prati District in Central Rome. The campus is less than a one-minute walk from the nearest subway station and less than a 15-minute walk from the Vatican. The campus has 24/7 front-door security, laundry rooms, full kitchens and lounges.

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The Roman Forum.