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Eternal City Education - 25 Day Course

25 Day Course

Program Overview

Eternal City Education’s 25 day study abroad course program is intended for students aged 14 to 16. As an introductory course this program focuses on the history of western civilization and is based in Rome.  The students however will travel to several Italian cities but the emphasis will be on the history and significance of the city of Rome. The program will also pay particular attention to the history and interpretation of visual arts (mainly sculpture and painting) from the time of ancient Rome all the way through to the modern styles of the 19th century in Italy. Both Latin and Italian are also taught throughout the duration of the course program.

This 25 day European study abroad course program will include:
  • Trips to 14 other cities
  • 21 Hours of Art and design classes
  • 21 Hours of Language
  • 4 Culinary Lessons
  • 75 Hours of On Site instruction
  • 4 Expert Lectures

Cities to be Visited

The beautiful Italian cities to be visited include:
  1. Rome (Base)
  2. Florence
  3. Milan
  4. Venice
  5. Frascati
  6. Assisi
  7. Orvieto
  8. Ostia Antica
  9. Castel Gandolfo
  10. Naples
  11. Positano
  12. Pompeii
  13. Vesuvius
  14. Amalfi
  15. Anzio

Best Price

The price for this study abroad course program is:

CourseFee :$4900.00 USD

Includes: Instruction, Supervision (Chaperons), Room and Board, Educational supplies and materials, Travel expenses, Museum and Archaeological entrance fees and insurance.

  • All expenses included minus the flight to and from Rome.
  • Accreditation requirements vary based on the students home educational institution. Full curriculum, sample examinations, learning materials, learning methodology and program itinerary are available to institutions for their review and auto accreditation.

Calendar of 25 day study abroad course program: Curriculum, Content and Dates

Each program begins the first Wednesday of June, July and August.

The Monday and Tuesday prior to the programs start are set aside for receiving students and providing them with flexibility in booking flights. The two day window will also help students as they adjust to time differences. Pickup of students to and from airport is included in program fee.

Daily Itinerary

Time Activity
9am-10:30amLanguage class
10:45am-12:15amArt class
1:45pm-2:15pmDaily quiz
2:15pm-4:45pmDaily lecture (lecture times vary based on subject matter)
4:30pm-7pmFree time

Travel day itineraries (see calendar)

Start Dates

2016 June 1, July 6, August 3

2017 June 7, July 5, August 2


  1. Orientation:
    • Safety and Rules.
    • Pre day reception and final room assignment
    • Campus tour
    • City Orientation
  2. Lecture: General History of the Greco Roman World
    • Aventine Hill
  3. Lecture : Early Rome: Ties to the Ancients, Roman Law and Founding Myths
    • Palatine Hill
  4. Lecture: Economics and the Corruption of the Roman Republic
    • The Circus Maximus
  5. Lecture: ‘The Imperial Age of Rome’
    • Area Sacra
    • Capitoline Hill and Capitoline museum
    • Tarpean Rock
    • Forum Boarium
    • Circus Flaminius
    • Trajan’s Forum
    • Caesar’s Forum
    • Nerva’s Forum
    • Domus Aurea
    • Colosseum
    • Ludus Magnus
    • Caelian hill
  6. Travel Day – Lecture: Daily life in ancient Rome
    • Ostia Antica
    • Beach day
  7. Travel Day - Lecture: The Birth of Archaeology 1
    • Naples and the National museum
    • Archeological sight of Pompeii
    • Hiking Mount Vesuvius
  8. Travel Day - Lecture: The Birth of Archaeology 2
    • Positano
    • Amalfi Coast
  9. Lecture : From Judaism to early Christianity
    • The University of St. Thomas Aquinas
  10. Lecture : Life after the Roman Empire: The Christianization of Europe
    • Janiculum Hill
  11. Lecture : Underground Christianity to Constantine’s Edict: The End of Pagan Rome and the Beginning of Imperial Christian Rome
    • Arch of Constantine
    • San Clemente
    • The church of Quatro Coronatti
    • Basilica of St .Paul’s Outside the Walls
    • San Giovanni
    • Holy steps
    • Santa Croce in Jerusalem
  12. Lecture- Hermits and Heroes: The Dark Ages, Medieval Monasteries, Charlemagne
    • Santa Sabina or Pontifical University Anselmianum
  13. Travel Day - Lecture: Life in the Medieval World
    • Assisi
    • Orvieto
  14. Lecture : The Renaissance and the Aristocrats
    • The Cancellaria
    • Via Julia
    • Palazzo Farnese
    • The Patrons Office
  15. Travel day – Lecture: Galileo and Modern Science
    • Castel Gandolfo
  16. Travel Day - Lecture : Renaissance Art
    • Florence
    • Uffizi Gallery
    • Academia
    • Duomo
  17. Lecture : Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel
    • Vatican Museums
    • St. Peters Basilica
  18. Lecture -The Beauty of the Baroque : Bernini, Caravaggio and the 17th Century.
    • Borghese Gallery
    • Piazza Navona
    • Piazza Barberini
    • San Luigi Dei Francesi
  19. Lecture: Modern Rome, the Modern World and the Formation of the Italian Republic
    • The monument of Vittorio Emanuele II
  20. Travel Day – Lecture: Rome and the Ancient Poets
    • Frascati
  21. Lecture: The Beginning of Modern Art
    • Museum of Modern Art
    • Napoleon Museum
  22. Travel day - Lecture ”From De Vinci to Ferrari: What is design?”
    • Milan
    • Ferrari Factory
  23. Travel Day - Lecture: Venice and The Venetians
    • Venice
  24. Travel day - Lecture: Reflections on Heroes and Sacrifice: The 2nd World War. Architecture and the New Europe
    • Anzio
    • American WW2 Cemetery
  25. Exams and Closing Speeches from lecturers and Award Ceremony and Graduation Party for Donors, Parents and Teachers.
  • All Latin and Italian material for exercises and tests to be given during the above lectures
  • Language and art hours can be exchanged for those seeking greater emphasis on language or art.
  • Each program is followed by the allowance of two days for departure. Students drop off and escort to terminal and gate of departure are included in cost of program as with student pickup.