About This Trip
From May 13, 2019 to May 23, 2019, University of Illinois Architecture Professor Kevin Hinders will be leading a CHP Intercultural Study Tour to Rome!
Join him on this immersion into the history, culture and architecture of Rome, Italy. Rome has been one of the most influential cities in the world over the past 2200 years. Experience the wonders of the Colosseum, Pantheon and the Roman Forum. Visit Saint Peter’s Basilica and attend a papal audience. See the Vatican and its treasures, including the Sistine Chapel. The group will visit the palaces and piazzas including Palazzos Farenese, Massimo alla Colona, the Cancelleria and Piazzas Navona, Rotunda, San Ignazio, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain while exploring the food, culture and urban environment of the historic city center. Churches such as San Agnese, San Ivo, San Luigi ai Francese and museums will provide access to some of Rome’s greatest works of art. A day trip to Pisa and Florence will give access to additional historic sites while a day trip to Tivoli will enhance the participants’ understanding of the Roman and Italian culture through an experience of the Italian countryside and its villas (Hadrians Villa and the Villa d’Este).
Professor Hinders studied in Rome as an undergraduate student and his Master’s Thesis was centered in Rome. Hinders has led both summer study abroad programs and student workshops in the Eternal City. This course begins on campus with a preparatory mini-course designed to give you the historical and cultural background knowledge necessary to make the most of your Rome experience. Then the educational adventure continues in Rome! We are excited to announce that we have subsidized the trip to the point that the cost to you will only be $3400.
HIST 199 – Architecture and Culture of Rome
2nd 8-week Spring 2019 course, followed by a faculty-led trip to Rome.
Thank you for your interest! Unfortunately, the application deadline has passed for this trip.