Program Dates: May 17 - June 2, 2017

Comprehensive fee of $4100 includes:    

  • Tuition for 3 hours of Bradley credit
  • Roundtrip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Room with private bath, breakfast each day
  • All textbooks
  • 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:

ENG 300 Exposition:  Writing About Travel (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.

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

Dr. 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 declared marketing first major.

REGISTRATION:    Begin on our website:  Follow the instructions for May 2017 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 the cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits. Thereafter, enrollment for any remaining class places in 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.  We are no longer able to accept  credit cards. 

A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA earned at Bradley is required to register for study abroad courses.


Program Payment:  after the $500 deposit, the remaining balance of the program fee will be due in two installments:  half of the remaining balance is due by February 2, 2017, and the final balance is due no later than March 2, 2017. Notice of cancellation must be made in writing. Those who cancel after the February 2017 payment date will be subject to a $750 cancellation fee beyond the initial deposit. Those who cancel after March 17, 2017 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.