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Rome

Program Dates: May 22 - June 7, 2019

Comprehensive program fee of $4,150 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 offered (check back soon for details!):

  • ENG 302  Travel Writing (Gen Ed C2, BCC W2)   THIS CLASS IS FULL 

    Ms. Tricia Dahlquist                                                                                                                                                                        This 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.
  • ETE 315: Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing, and Language: Grades 3-8

    Dr. Jana Hunzicker
    Open to all teacher education majors who have advanced to degree candidacy, this enhanced teaching methods course will focus on research-based approaches to literacy instruction for learners in grades 3 to 8. Inspired by field trips and other firsthand experiences while in Rome, participants will learn how to use patterns of teaching practice such as literature focus units, reading circles, and writing workshop to design their own standards-based thematic unit about Roman culture, history, or geography. Key topics will include the reading and writing processes, vocabulary and comprehension, literacy assessments, planning for individual learners, integrating the language arts into the content areas, and preparing students for the state writing assessment. Preparation for Teacher Performance Assessment. Prerequisite: Advancement to degree candidacy in the Department of Teacher Education. 
  • COM 394  Communication and Conflict Management

    Dr. Elena Gabor

    The layers of history in our host city of Rome show that conflict has been at the root of major political, economic, and cultural accomplishments over time. Conflict and negotiation are normal and inevitable aspects of our daily lives. They characterize most relationships in the work place, in schools, in homes, and among small or large groups in our society. Conflict is often associated with destructive outcomes such as wars, aggression, incivility, failed business opportunities, damaged relationships, organizational turnover, and even sabotage and violence. However, conflict has a positive and productive side: it presents an opportunity for personal change and transformation, strengthened relationships, improved communications, problem solving, collaboration, and social change. In organizations, conflict can lead to better decision-making and prevent groupthink.

    COM 394 in Rome furnishes learners with an understanding of the nature, purpose, and function of conflict and specific communication strategies for managing and resolving conflict in both business/organizational and personal contexts. Case studies, role-play exercises, and negotiation activities will illustrate conflicts in organizational and interpersonal contexts and provide opportunities for students to apply what they learn.

  • MTG 315 Principles of Marketing  SEATS STILL AVAILABLE!

    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.

Registration

Pre-register on our homepage beginning Monday, September 10. Then, complete the registration process in person at 8:30am on Tuesday, October 23 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 in 246 Bradley Hall.

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 participate in a course taught abroad. Are you a freshman or transfer student who is confident that your first on-campus GPA will be above 2.50? You can also pre-register! (Note: you must achieve at least a 2.5 GPA both at midterms and at the end of the semester to remain enrolled.)

Program Payment: after the initial $500 deposit, the remaining program fee is due in two equal installments: half of the balance is due by February 4, 2019, and the final payment is due no later than March 4, 2019.

Cancellations: any notice of cancellation must be made in writing by the program participant. Those who cancel after February 1, 2019 will be subject to a $1,500 cancellation fee beyond the initial deposit. Those who cancel after March 1, 2019 will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee.