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UMAIE: Archaeology and History in Rome and Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia; Rome, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Split, Croatia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: January Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
Program Cost January Term
Dates / Deadlines:
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Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: UMAIE
Program Description:
Arch and history

Program Highlights
  • In this prime world heritage site, we explore archaeological and historical evidence for ancient Roman society and culture from the beginnings to the early Christian times. 
  • Program Directors have an abundance of knowledge and resources of Rome and Italy due to previous experience leading courses overseas.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Fulfills: HIST298 major/minor elective, Writing to Learn
Academic Overview
Course Description
Three millennia of continuous occupation of Rome have created a unique urban history and a “museum without walls,” which offer the most immediate experience of the human past. The original settings of diverse ancient voices, documentary and literary, will help us analyze a long range of historical periods as well as particular political, social, religious and cultural issues in the imperial capital. Students experience and understand the issues of urban archaeology, such as excavation, conservation and presentation for experts and tourists.

Program Structure
During the site visits to Ostia and Pompeii, we further explore the complexity of Roman urban life and link the past experiences to our current issues. In Croatia, we experience an imperial palace that grew into a city (Split), a provincial capital and an early Christian city of Salona, and a walled city of Dubrovnik that rivaled Venice in the Mediterranean.

Click on the Budget Sheet link above for detailed cost information.
Total cost includes: Transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations in twin and triple rooms, continental breakfast daily, four lunches and three dinners (subject to change).

Required Readings:
Claridge, Rome. An Oxford Archaeological Guide. 2nd ed. Oxford U. Press 2010.
Kebric, Roman People. 4th edition. Mayfield 2005. (source book)
McNally, “The Palace of Diocletian at Split,” in Croatia: Aspects of Art, Architecture and Cultural Heritage, 48-59
Guidebook on Croatia, handouts and a “traveling library” of several books on specific sites and subjects

40%       Academic journal
30%       Research paper of 6-7 pages on a topic of students’ choice.
20%       Attendance and participation (Site and museum visits, group meeting and discussions.)
10%       Three short reflection essays (1-2 pages), specific themes.

Program Directors
Ivancica Schrunk, Ph.D., St. Thomas University (651) 962.5740,

Dr. Schrunk is a senior adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas specializing in history, archaeology, and art of the ancient Mediterranean world.  She has been teaching and working in field for over 26 years. Scholarly interests include Roman archaeology, history and classical languages. Dr. Schrunk has traveled for extended periods of time doing research and field work in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa and has spent the past nine summers conducting a collaborative archaeological project at a Roman site in Croatia, with students and volunteers. Dr. Schrunk has co-led this UMAIE course multiple times and speaks Croatian (native) as well as French, Italian, German and Spanish to different proficiency.

Application Procedures & Deadlines
  • Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • Login using your UST username and password
  • Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply during the priority enrollment period, April 1-10. Applications will be accepted after April 10 for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1.
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading, understanding, and abiding by its content.
Priority Application Deadline: April 10
Final Application Deadline: October 1

Financial Aid/Scholarships
To apply for January Term financial aid, submit a January Term financial aid application, available in early November, to the financial aid office. Additional aid in the form of scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some co-sponsoring organizations.  Refer to our Scholarships webpage for details.
Review the Short Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures guide for additional financial aid information. To verify and confirm all financial aid awards meet with a financial aid counselor.

For more information
on course content, contact the program director(s).
on application procedures or logistical information, contact Study Abroad.

Office of Study Abroad
On campus: MHC 212
2115 Summit Avenue
Mail 5026
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199

This program is currently not accepting applications.