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Revelle in Rome



William Tronzo

Bill Tronzo head shotWilliam Tronzo, Senior Teaching Professor in the Visual Arts Department at UCSD, is an art historian whose teaching and research, from the very beginning of his career, has brought him continuously to Rome, where he has logged many years in residence. He has had a long association with the American Academy in Rome, the center for artists and scholars on the Janiculum Hill right beside the American University of Rome (AUR), where the Global Seminar will hold its classes. At UCSD, he teaches a wide range of courses in the History of Art and Architecture and is Director of the Program in European Studies.



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.

Information Sessions

  • TBA

See the Info Session Calendar


Departure from U.S.: Sat., June 26, 2021
Arrival: Sun., June 27, 2021
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., June 28, 2021
First Day of Class: Tues., June 29, 2021
Last Day of Class: Fri., July 30, 2021
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., July 31, 2021


  • Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed. All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program has been confirmed by reaching minimum enrollment. 
  • Because of the evolving COVID-19 situation, when you do buy tickets, we strongly encourage you to purchase refundable plane tickets or flight cancellation insurance.
  • We strongly encourage you to make your flight arrangements to arrive on Sunday, June 27th between the times 10 am – 1 pm at Rome (FCO) airport in order to utilize the program shuttle airport pick up. Please keep in mind, if you are departing from the U.S. this means you will need to depart on Sat, June 26 in order to arrive on time. Students may arrive on earlier flights and easily wait at one of the cafes at the airport, if they choose. Students arriving outside of the airport pick-up window would need to make their way to Hotel Ripa in Trastevere themselves (easiest by taxi).
  • The Study Abroad Office will be hosting several flight workshops to provide tips and advice on flight purchases. Check the Study Abroad Calendar for more information. 

Program Details

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Fees and Funding

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Academic Excursions


Living Arrangements