Skip to main content

Revelle in Rome

Program full for summer 2024

We hope to offer this program again in a future summer.

Faculty Leader

Kristina Markman

Kristina Markman headshot

Kristina Markman is Associate Director of the Humanities Program at Revelle College. She holds a Ph.D. in Medieval History from UCLA. As a member of the Humanities Program, Dr. Markman’s mission is to empower students to become productive and engaged community members by reflecting on the human experience and considering key issues that have shaped today’s world from a variety of perspectives—history, philosophy, religion, literature, and art. In 2021, Dr. Markman received the Revelle College Outstanding Teaching Award in Humanities’, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences. When Dr. Markman was an undergraduate student at UC San Diego, she had the opportunity to study in Rome for one semester. She looks forward to sharing her insights on the city and its dynamic culture with the next generation of student


Why you should go

When touring Rome in 1786, German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, “I have finally arrived to this Capital of the World! I now see all the dreams of my youth coming to life.” Rome has been a place of wonder and self-discovery for over 2000 years. Its layers of history and rich intellectual tradition in the arts and sciences make it the perfect location not just to study but to live the humanities. As one of the largest cities in Europe with a population of almost 3 million, Rome is a place where tradition and modernity meld into a dynamic cultural experience.

Who should go

Revelle College students can fulfill two Humanities requirements through this program: HUM 3 and HUM 4 or HUM 5. HIEU 124GS fulfills the HUM 4 or HUM 5 requirement.

Information Sessions

  • Jan. 16, 3:00 - 4:30pm
  • Register here for the live Zoom link, and/or to get the post-session recording.
  • Information session presentation (pdf)

See the Info Session Calendar


Departure from U.S.: Sat., June 29, 2024
Arrival: Sun., June 30, 2024
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., July 1, 2024
First Day of Class: Mon., July 2, 2024
Last Day of Class: Fri., August 2, 2024
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., August 3, 2024

Flight Information

  • You will be responsible for purchasing your own airplane tickets, and your program coordinator will provide guidelines and resources during the pre-departure process to help you find an appropriate flight.
  • Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program has reached minimum enrollment.

Global Seminar Fees

All fees subject to change. See for current tuition and campus-based fees.

  UCSD Other UC Non-UC
Program Cost:
(includes $500 administrative fee)
$6,739.68 $6,739.68 $6,739.68
Estimated Tuition and Campus-Based Fees:
$2,514.43 $2,564.43 $3,454.43
(not including airfare or personal expenses)
$9,254.11 $9,304.11 $10,194.11

Budget Sheet

Funding Options

See the funding options page to learn how financial aid and scholarships can help you pay for this program.

Local Site Visits

  • Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Centro Storico including the Pantheon
  • National Museum of Rome-Baths of Diocletian
  • National Roman Museum-Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
  • Historical and Urban Culture Tour
  • San Sebastiano Catacombs
  • Vatican Museums
  • Galleria Borghese
  • Opera at Baths of Caracalla
  • Keats-Shelley House
  • Spanish Steps to Piazza del Popolo and Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Tomb of Pope Julius II
  • S. Maria sopra Minerva
  • Chiesa del Gesù and Campo de Fiori
  • Galleria Doria Pomphilj and Palazzo Spada

Day Trip to Tivoli 

  • Villa Adriana
  • Villa D’este

Excursions are subject to change without prior notice. No refunds are possible.


  • Students will be housed in a hotel with shared rooms for the first night of the program and will move into their apartment accommodations on July 1st.
  • Students will be housed in shared rooms in their apartments.
  • Student accommodations are conveniently located in neighborhoods surrounding the AUR and the ISA Rome office; predominantly in the Trastevere, Monteverde, or Gianicolense district of Rome. All apartments are either within a quick walking distance to the American University of Rome or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the university.
  • Each apartment contains a fully-equipped kitchen or kitchenette and a shared bathroom.
  • There will be WIFI in the apartments.
  • Housing arrangements are subject to change based on local circumstances without prior notice. No price adjustments are possible.

Included Meals

  • Welcome dinner upon arrival
  • Farewell dinner at end of program
  • Breakfast at hotel first morning
  • Picnic dinner in Borghese gardens

Classroom and Computer Access

  • Classroom space at the American University of Rome (AUR) campus
  • There is a computer lab and library available but also plan to bring a laptop.
  • Wireless access may be intermittent due to local conditions. No refunds or price adjustments are possible.


  • Transportation by private bus to and from City Airport to the student housing is included in the program. Two different pick-up times will be arranged based on the most common flight arrival times.
  • A local transportation pass for City will be provided for each student.
  • Transportation for all out of town excursions


  • Information about how to obtain a local SIM card will be provided at the pre-departure orientation.
  • Students will be responsible to purchase their own calling time/minutes.

Insurance, Health, and Safety

  • Comprehensive insurance package with Company
  • An in-depth orientation will be given on the morning after arrival, including health and safety procedures.
  • Program partner staff will be available by telephone after hours.
  • All students will be registered for UC travel insurance This is free coverage, but registration is required prior to departure.