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Italy History


Make your way to the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome with the opportunity to earn college credit.  Included in the program are planned excursions to Orvieto, Florence, and Ostia Antica.

Begin with four full days of intensive lectures at HCC, including one class on 1) ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, 2) Greece, 3) Rome, and 4) Late Antiquity. If part of the program, you will visit two art museums, considered among the best in the world. You will also visit one museum focused on Ancient Rome, and numerous historical sites of Ancient Rome, including the Pantheon, Coliseum, Forum, Ostia Antica, and Palatine Hill. Experience countless churches, representing different styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque.

The course, therefore, will have a strong component of traditional instruction and assessment, but it will also contain the unparalleled experience of seeing, touching, and exploring historical sites.  If you are taking the program for non-credit, you are expected to participate in all activities of the program.  Please note that this study abroad program will involve significant walking in high summertime temperatures and direct sunlight.

  • Credits

    “The Ancient World: Prehistory to the Middle Ages” - HIST-121 (3 Credits).

    This course examines the development of urban centers and major ancient empires with an emphasis on the civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Italy.  The course begins with the emergence of urban society and ends with the birth of the European medieval period.  Students will look at the role of the environment shaping these civilizations and the important markers and events within each civilization.  The course will highlight the interactions between different societies in the ancient world and the way in which different civilizations influenced one another.  Students will appreciate that the ancient world’s customs, religious beliefs, laws, and forms of government have shaped our modern society. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in ENGL-121

  • Details

    Program Dates – June 12-28, 2018

    The cost for this program (not including the cost of taking courses for credit) is $3,300* (Limited financial aid is available for HCC credit students).

    The $3,300* cost includes:

    • Round-trip Airfare

    • Ground transportation to and from the airport
       in Rome

    • Room and some meals

    • All planned excursions, including entrance
      fees and transportation

    *HCC reserves the right to increase the cost of the Program Fee up to 10% due to increased program costs, increased flight costs and/or currency fluctuations.


    $500 Non-Refundable due: at registration

    $1,400 Initial Payment due: January 12, 2018

    $1,400 Final Payment due: February 9, 2018

    Note: If you do not make payment on time you will automatically be dropped from the program and will not be able to re-register.

  • Program Director

    Dr. Hanael Bianchi

    Phone:  443-518-4063


  • Schedule


    June 12- Course at HCC

    June 13- Course at HCC

    June 14- Course at HCC

    June 15- Course at HCC

    June 16- Break - No Class

    Study Abroad Program in Italy

    June 17-  Depart for Italy

    June 18- Arrive in Italy and settle into accommodations, tour Trastevere

    June 19- Tour Rome City Center

    June 20- Day trip to Orvieto

    June 21- Tour Ancient Rome

    June 22- Vatican and Vatican Museums

    June 23- Day Trip to Florence

    June 24- Open Day

    June 25- Tour Early Christian Sites

    June 26- Day trip to Ostia Antica

    June 27- Tour Northern Rome

    June 28- Depart for America


    Schedule is subject to change depending on prices and entrance availability.

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