Italy: Rome, City as Text (Honors) – CLOSED

Rome, Italy

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  • Summer 1 Semester - May 5 - June 5, 2014 (dates subject to change)

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2013

Priority deadline is November 15th with a final deadline of January 26th. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.


Faculty Leader: Prof. Daniel Faber (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Katie Rabbitt Burke (

Information Session:

Tuesday, October 29th: 7-8pm 168 Snell Engineering Center 

Term: Summer I


  • HONR 3309 Honors Seminar Abroad
  • ITLN 1301/1302/2301/2302 Italian Language Immersion


The purpose of the course is to use Rome as a social laboratory to explore major urban issues. Rome will be examined in a context of its geographic region, its role as the capital city of Italy, and as a major urban center of the European Union. The course will address the social, political and cultural history of Rome and its role as a contemporary cultural trend setter and world class city. Through explorations within the city and other key sites in the area including Florence and Herculaneum students will learn about political and economic life of Italy. The course will use ethnographic research, scholarly articles, guest lectures, site visits to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary issues such as immigration, gentrification, changing gender roles, political corruption, and tourism that would not otherwise be possible in a traditional classroom setting.


HONR 3309 Rome: City as Text (counts as upper-class Honors Seminar)

ITLN 1301/1302/2301/2302 Italian Language Immersion (multiple levels)

Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants must be Honors Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • First Year students will be evaluated after first semester grades are posted.
  • Students will also be required to attend an info session and an interview.

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Tuition: $10,195

DOC Fee:$2,500

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International SOS assistance, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.


Students will be staying in groups in apartment style housing with kitchenettes and internet, with close proximity to classes and excursions.


Rome, Italy