Program Dates: May 17 - June 2, 2017

Comprehensive fee of $4150 includes:

  • Tuition for 3 hours of Bradley credit
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Twin room with private bath, breakfast each day
  • Textbooks and a guidebook
  • City orientation and tour
  • Day excursion to the village of Orvieto
  • Class-related cultural events and site visits
  • Visits to major sites including the Colosseum and Forum, the Vatican, and others
  • International Student Identity Card

Classes to be offered:

  • ART 131 Art Appreciation The Art of Rome  

    This course satisfies Bradley's Fine Arts (Gen Ed/BCC FA) Core requirements.

    Dr. Sarah Glover
    Experience some of the most spectacular works of art in Rome, from the architecture of the ancient Romans, to the paintings of Michelangelo, and the sculpture of Bernini.  While exploring the streets and museums of this vibrant city, we will discuss the ways in which art conveys culturally specific meaning through composition and symbolism.  Through conversation, debate and journaling, students will learn how to analyze a work of art in terms of its visual components and historical context.  Come prepared to look intently and discuss deeply.  Assignments will consist of quizzes, brief essays and oral presentations.
  • ART 417 Independent Study in Art History Exploring the Art of Rome

    Students will conduct an in-depth analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of select buildings and objects encountered in Rome.  Research topics are to be determined in consultation with the instructor  prior to departure.  Short essays will be required.  Emphasis will be placed on oral presentations give on site and in the classroom.  Prerequisites:  Art or art history major or minor and consent of instructor.
  • ART 494 Visual Art Expedition Exploring the Art of Rome

    Using various visual strategies, from drawing to photography, students will  work to build a visual portfolio inspired by direct encounters with the art of Rome.  Daily visual projects, critiques and on-site art exploration  will support students as they incorporate new design strategies and iconography into their own work.  Materials used and expedition goals  are to be determined in consultation with the instructor prior to departure.  Prerequisites:  Art or art history major or minor and consent of  instructor.
  • ENG 302  Travel Writing (Gen Ed C2)    

    This English (C2) writing course will seamlessly incorporate your experiences of travel in Rome. In addition to regularly scheduled reading and writing in class, students develop a portfolio of daily journal entries on a variety of topics, accompanied by relevant photos and documentary materials. Students will produce two formal essays that demonstrate their skills of description, analysis, narration, persuasion, research, and revision. Besides a terrific Rome guidebook, course textbooks and a course pack of reading materials on Rome are provided.
  • FCS 300  Consumer Issues (*Gen Ed SF)

    Dr. Kara Wolfe
    As you experience Rome, we will study an array of consumer issues, ranging from food and beverage topics to wellness, the influence of advertising, product brands, and much more. Investigate consumer rights, responsibilities and ethics from an International perspective. 
  • ML 250 Interpersonal Effectiveness in Organizations (2 hrs) with BUS 490 Business Topics (1 hour) (total 3 hours)

    Ms. Valerie Vogt Pape
    ML 250 is a two-hour course about interpersonal effectiveness in organizations. It will include a number of self-assessments on personality, conflict, emotional intelligence and related subjects. The course also focuses on teamwork where students work in a team and learn about team dynamics, decision-making and similar topics. Evaluation will be based on 2  individual assignments and 2 team assignments, and a participation/professionalism score. There are no tests, but there will be a series of open-book quizzes. 

    BUS 490: this one-hour course means that students will earn a total of 3 hours of credit with this ML/BUS class.  The planned subjects include cross-cultural communication/leadership; the expatriate experience; interpersonal effectiveness in Italy compared to other countries (including etiquette and customs); and current events or "hot topics" in this part of the world. On-line resources and guest speakers living in Rome will provide additional perspective on these topics.  Graded activities for this 1-hour course will likely include a short essay, class participation, and a requirement to facilitate the guest speakers by formulating presentation questions, showing courtesy and professionalism with the speaker, among other factors.
  • MTG 315 Principles of Marketing

    Mr. Brad Eskridge, Department of Marketing
    This course will provide an introduction to various marketing concepts as they relate to key issues in marketing. Your work in the course will emphasize experimental learning and the development of product, pricing, promotion, and channel strategy while using Rome as a backdrop for application of ideas. Prerequisite: junior standing or 42 credit hours and Foster College of Business major.


Begin at the  study abroad homepage. Follow the instructions for May 2017 Interim Programs pre-registration. Pre-register before noon on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  Then, you must complete the registration process in person at 8:30am on Thursday, October 27 in the Student Center Ballroom.  Students will enroll in order of their cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits. Thereafter, enrollment for any remaining class places will be on a first-come, first-served in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration.  Deposits must be made by check or cash only, as we are no longer able to accept  credit cards. 

All students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA established at Bradley in order to enroll in a course taught abroad. If you are a transfer student in your first semester at Bradley, or a first-year student, it may be possible to register after your Bradley GPA is established, depending on whether space is available in the course or program in which you wish to participate. Contact us at for details.

Program Payment: after the initial $500 deposit, the remaining program fee is due in two equal installments: half of the remaining balance is due by February 3, 2017, and the final payment is due no later than March 10, 2017.

Cancellations: any notice of cancellation must be made in writing by the program participant. Those who cancel after February 3, 2017 will be subject to a $1,500 cancellation fee beyond the initial deposit. Those who cancel after March 10, 2017 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.