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Head to Rome with UW Classics in 2023

Submitted by Deborah E Kamen on August 26, 2022 - 4:18pm
  • Students in front of the Temple of Hercules
  • Campo de' Fiori
  • Roman Forum
  • Pantheon

by Sarah Levin-Richardson

Time to get your passport ready! What better way to learn about the ancient Romans than to immerse yourself in the monuments, art, and landscapes of a city that almost a million people from Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa called home?

Building on more than thirty years of offering the Classical Seminar in Rome, UW Classics is planning to head to Rome during Early Fall (mid-August to mid-September) 2023. Students will be based out of the UW Rome Center at the Palazzo Pio, a magnificent 17th-century building situated over the ruins of the Theater of Pompey (originally built in 55 BCE!) and overlooking one of Rome’s most picturesque piazzas, the Campo de’ Fiori. Tracing the development of the city over a thousand years, each day of the program will take students to new sites, from the well-known (such as the Pantheon and the Colosseum) to hidden gems (such as Rome’s ancient port of Ostia and its working-class cemetery, or the National Etruscan Museum at the Villa Giulia).

Not only will students leave the program with a mental map of ancient Rome emblazoned in their mind, but they’ll learn how ancient Rome mattered to its heterogeneous, cosmopolitan inhabitants.

Interested? For more details, contact the Program Director, Prof. Levin-Richardson ( Applications will open in Winter Quarter 2023; scholarships will be available through the Department of Classics. For general information about UW Study Abroad programs, see