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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
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Rolling Admission 01/05/2017 05/07/2017

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Apartment
Program Type: U of A Rome Center Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: 0 none Language Courses Offered: Yes
Credit Type: U of A Credit Open to non-U of A students?: Yes
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: Architectural Studies, Architecture
Program Duration: Semester Open to Graduate Students?: No
Program Description:
 
Program Overview
Location
Academics & Courses 
Excursions
Housing 
Eligibility
Application Process
Estimated Costs
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Additional Information
Rome Center Student Blogs
Calendar

Contacts
U of A Faculty Liason
Laura Terry
Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design
lmt@uark.edu 
Rome Center Program Advisor
Brian Poepsel
Office of Study Abroad
bpoepse@uark.edu

Program Overview

Situated in the heart of the city, the Rome Center is just minutes from the Vatican, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and other legendary sites in Rome. Students live in close proximity to the center, tracing the paths of ancient Romans and centuries of Christian pilgrims as the make their way to classes each day. Established in 1989, the U of A Rome Center has been a haven for architecture study, and recently the University expanded the curriculum to feature a variety of upper level electives in Italian culture, language, art and history.

Regional site visits make the program more dynamic. To that end, students take day trips to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Villa Adriana, the home and governmental seat of 2nd century Roman Emperor Hadrian. Additionally, students visit Villa d’Este which is famous for its captivating fountains and gardens as well as for being the final resting place for many of the ruins of Villa Adriana.  Students also explore Villa Farnese in Caprarola and Villa Lante in Bagnaia, two magnificent Renaissance villas in the area.  Weekend trips to Florence, the jewel of Renaissance Italy, and Venice,the floating city, are more highlights of the semester program. 

Location
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Browse more photos of the Rome Center classrooms, library, studio spaces and offices on the UARC Italian Homepage: http://www.uarkrome.it/#!the-studio/c747

Find the Rome Center and explore nearby landmarks on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/47cydu4Dk2G2

The U of A Rome Center is conveniently located in one of the most important palaces in Rome – Palazzo Taverna.  Not far from Piazza Navona, Palazzo Taverna first belonged to the Orsini Family, and in 1328 the site took the name of Mount Giordano, in tribute to Giordano Orsini a Roman Senator in 1341. The palace was referred to by Dante in his literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XVIII). In 1688, after five hundred years of uninterrupted ownership, Flavio Orsini, burdened by debts, was obliged to sell the property to the Gabrielli Family, a very old and noble Roman family. Since 1888, however, the Earls Taverna of Milan have owned the palazzo. 

Today, the buildings in the Palazzo house many different activities from private residential apartments to banqueting halls, diplomatic residences and artist studios.  Palazzo Taverna has a Baroque wing and an Empire wing -- each featuring frescoes from the turn of the 19th century by painter Coccetti. The U of A Rome Center is housed in the Empire wing of the Palazzo where the most important architects of the 20th century met to discuss their ideas.

Academics & Courses 
The ‘Roman Razorbacks’ use this ancient city as a laboratory to examine historical and contemporary Rome through numerous local site visits and museum tours.  Students see the Colosseum, Vatican City and its Sistine Chapel as well as the works of Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, and Borromini which are scattered throughout the city.

Regional site visits make the program more dynamic. To that end, students take day trips to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Villa Adriana, the home and governmental seat of 2nd century Roman Emperor Hadrian. Additionally, students visit Villa d’Este which is famous for its captivating fountains and gardens as well as for being the final resting place for many of the ruins of Villa Adriana.  Students also explore Villa Farnese in Caprarola and Villa Lante in Bagnaia, two magnificent Renaissance villas in the area.  Weekend trips to Florence, the jewel of Renaissance Italy, and Venice, the floating city, are more highlights of the semester program. 

Excursions
In addition to local & regional site visits, students have the option to add additional weekend excursions. These supplemental tours will be billed the student's UA student account. 

Archaeological Campania Tour
Travel to Pompeii, Sorrento, and Paestum by bus
overnight stays included
Visit archaeological areas and critical world heritage sites in the region

Florence Tour
Travel to Florence by train
2 nights, 3 days in Florence 
Guided visits to museums & local sites

Vatican Museums
Optional tour of the Vatican collections with U of A art & architecture historians

Housing
Rome-housing   Rome housing 6   Rome housing 3   Rome housing 4  
To see photos and read more details about U of A housing in Rome, visit the Rome Center's Italian home page- click here

Students are housed in apartments which are located in traditional, well-established neighborhoods either within walking distance of the U of A Rome Center or conveniently located next to public transit routes for easy access to the Center.  All apartments come fully furnished and include wifi internet access. Typical lodgings have double occupancy rooms with 4-6 students in each apartment. 


Eligibility
For U of A students: Eligibility for the architecture program in Rome is at the discretion of the architecture faculty of the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design.  Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of departure.  

For visiting students: Qualified applicants from approved partner institutions may apply.  All applications will be reviewed by the student's home institution and the U of A office of Study Abroad. 

Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide visiting students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree seeking student. 

Application Process
Applications open on August 1, 2016. 

Once applications open, click the 'Apply Now" button at the top of this page to begin. 

The HogsAbroad application will prompt you to log-in with your UARK username. You will complete a checklist of items, which you can save and return to later. 

If you don't have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application as soon as possible. 

Estimated Costs
Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.

Fixed Costs
Program Fee
Tuition
Housing
Student Visa & Permit of Stay

Variable Expenses
Airfare
Meals 
Personal Expenses
Optional Excursions
Books

Scholarships & Financial Aid
In most cases, students can apply their existing financial aid and scholarships to a U of A study abroad program- any money you have to take classes in Fayetteville in the Spring is available for you in Rome. Additional financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students- visit our funding page to review opportunities and applyStudents receiving a Pell grant are encouraged to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship. The Office of Study Abroad provides guidance with the scholarship application process. 

Honors students automatically apply for funding from the Honors College by completing their program application. The Honors College will review the student's 'statement of purpose' essay and supplemental honors questions, so be mindful of the expectations for these materials.

Additional Information
Students interested in the Rome program should apply ASAP to make sure they receive all notices & program updates, including scheduled information sessions and application announcements.

If you have questions about the program or application procedure, contact: 

Rome Center Program Advisor
Brian Poepsel
Office of Study Abroad
bpoepse@uark.edu


Rome Center Student Blogs

Brock Demark, Summer 2016: http://brockdemarkrome.blogspot.com/
Jacob Maestri, Summer 2016: http://ablogaboutrome.blogspot.com/
Haley Walton, Spring 2016 Architecture: https://haleywalton.wordpress.com/?

Calendar 
For a day-to-day look, check out the UARC Academic Calendars at http://www.arkrome.it/The calendar will be updated in October and will include Architectural Design Reviews, Final Exams dates, recommended No Travel Weekends and other relevant dates to orient students about their work obligations when studying abroad.

 


This program is currently not accepting applications.