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Revelle in Rome

Rome, Italy


Professor Matthew Herbst
Dates Departure from U.S.: Fri., June 29, 2018
Arrival: Sat., June 30, 2018
Mandatory Orientation: Sun., July 1, 2018
First Day of Class: Mon., July 2, 2018
Last Day of Class: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • Please plan your arrival into Rome on June 30 between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm in order to take advantage of airport pick up provided by our partner in Rome ISA. You should plan to arrive at the Rome airport, (Airport Code FCO)
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like more information about these flights or the airfare deposit program.
Info Sessions
  • TBA

Why you should go

We will study the revival of classical culture and values and the place of human beings in the world, as we experience Rome (and environs) and visit Florence. Rome – the eternal city and caput mundi (world capital) – will provide the backdrop for our study of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the discovery and conquest of the Americas, and the birth of scientific method.

Meet the professor


Professor Herbst is an Associate Teaching Professor at UCSD, where he is Director of the Making of the Modern World, a general education world history program, and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of History.   A proponent of experiential learning, Prof. Herbst was an inaugural faculty member of the university’s Global Seminars in 2008 and has led nine undergraduate world history programs in Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Turkey), Europe (England, France, Italy, Turkey), and Oceania (New Zealand), with a tenth program (Australia) planned for 2019, as well as two service-learning programs in Turkey and one on the Navajo Reservation. Since 2012, he has also led 17 humanities seminars in the deserts and mountains of California and the Southwest.  He was also a founding faculty member of the college-based First Year Experience program in 2014, designed to facilitate successful student transition to the university, and teaches this each fall.

 Dr. Herbst’s professional efforts stem from a commitment to public education, of which he is a product, from elementary school in New York to his B.A. in History and Classical Studies at Binghamton University (as a first-generation college student) and Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan.  Dedicated to fostering links between pre-collegiate and higher education, he served as a public school board member; as a Content Review Expert for the CA Department of Education’s review of new history curricula (grades 6-8); as a reviewer for National Endowment for the Humanities  Summer Seminars and Institutes; offers world history teacher trainings, including Summer Institutes funded by the NEH; and co-leads an educational program for refugee high school students. Prof. Herbst is currently working on a study of the Mediterranean in late antiquity and is developing grant-funded online humanities courses.  For more information, see:  https://ucsdherbst.org/


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