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Eternal City Education - 14-Day Course

14-Day Course

"From Ancient to Christian Rome"

Program Overview

Eternal City Education’s 14 day study abroad course program “From Ancient to Christian Rome” is designed for students 14 to 16 years of age. Through a complex of immersion and experience based learning students will learn about the most important transformation of human history and its relevance to today’s world. Beyond trips to 8 cities in the Italian peninsula students have supplementary Language, Art and Culinary lessons that broaden their experiential pallette disposing them to permanent learning.     

This 14 day European study abroad course program will include:
  • Trips to 8 Italian Cities
  • 10 Hours of Art and design classes
  • 10 Hours of Language
  • 2 Culinary Lessons
  • 35 Hours of On Site instruction
  • 2 Expert Lectures

Cities to be Visited

The beautiful Italian cities to be visited include:
  1. Rome (Base)
  2. Florence
  3. Milan
  4. Maranello
  5. Venice
  6. Tivoli
  7. Castel Gandolfo
  8. Anzio

Best Price

The price for this course program is:

Course Fee : $2900 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 course program itinerary are available to institutions for their review and auto accreditation.

Calendar of 14 day study abroad course ”From Ancient to Christian Rome”: Curriculum, Content and Dates

Each study abroad course begins on the first Tuesday of June, July and August.

The Monday prior to the programs start is set aside for early arrival to allow students with flexibility in booking flights. The day window prior is recommended so as to help students adjust to time differences. Pickup of students to and from the airport is included in the program fee.

Daily Itinerary

Time Activity
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am - 10:30am Language Class
10:45am - 12:15pm Art Class
12:15pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:15pm Daily Quiz
2:15pm - 4:45pm Daily Lecture (lecture times vary based on subject matter)
4:30pm - 7:00pm Free Time
7:00pm Dinner

Travel day itineraries (see calendar)

Start Dates

2016 June 7, July 5, August 2

2017 June 6, July 4, August 1


  1. Arrival Day and Campus Orientation:
    • Safety and Rules.
    • Room assignment
    • Campus tour
  2. City Orientation:
    • Safety and Rules.
  3. Lecture - General history of the Greco Roman World
    • Aventine Hill
  4. Lecture : Early Rome: Ties to the ancients, Roman Law and Founding myths
    • Palatine Hill
  5. Lecture : Economics and the corruption of the Roman Republic
    • The Circus Maximus
  6. 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
  7. Travel Day - Lecture : Daily life in Ancient Rome
  8. Time Activity
    8am-9amBus and Daily Quiz
    9am-12pmLecture and Visit of Archaeological site Ostia Antica
    12pm-12:30pmBus to Beach
    12:30pm-6:30pmPizza Lunch and free time at Beach
    6:30pm-7:15pmBus back to campus

  9. Travel Day - Lecture : The Birth of Archaeology 1
  10. Time Activity
    7amBreakfast on Bus to Naples
    8am-8:30amDaily Quiz on Bus
    9am-12pmLecture and Visit of Naples’s National Museum
    12pm-12:45pmBus to Vesuvius
    12:45pm-3pmHike and Lunch Pick nick on Mount Vesuvius
    3pm-4pmBack to Bus
    4pm-7pmLecture and Visit of Archaeological site of Pompeii
    7pm-8pmBack to Bus
    8pmCheck-in at Beata Solitudine Hostel Agerola (San Lazzero) & Dinner

  11. Travel Day - Lecture : The Birth of Archaeology 2
  12. Time Activity
    8:45am-9amDaily Quiz
    9am-1pmBus or Trail Hike (Sentiero degli Dei) from Agerola to Positano
    1pm-2:15pmLunch TBA
    2:15pm-4:30pmFree Time at Beach
    4:30pm-5:15pmBoat Ferry to Amalfi
    6:30pm-9pmBus back to campus
    9pmLate Dinner

  13. Lecture - From Judaism to early Christianity.
    • The University of St. Thomas Aquinas
  14. Lecture: Life after the Roman Empire: The Christianization of Europe
    • Janiculum Hill

  15. 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
  16. Travel Day – Lecture: Life in the Medieval World
  17. Time Activity
    8am-10:30amBus to Orvieto
    10:30am-12:30pmLecture and Visit of Orvieto and Cathedral
    12:30pm-1:15pmPicnic in Alborboz Fortress
    1:15pm-2:15pmBus to Assisi
    4:30pm-6:30pmFree Time
    6:30pm-8:pmBus back to Campus
    8:30pm-9:30pmFinal Exam
    9pmDinner Party

  18. Departure Day
    • Campus Pick-Up
    • Airport Drop-Off at departure gate
  • 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 study abroad course 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.