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Fact Sheet:
Area of Study:
English
Housing Options:
Hotel
Language of Instruction:
English
TWU Honors:
Yes
College Sponsor: College of Arts & Sciences Program Type: TWU Faculty-Led
Department/School Sponsor: English
Program Description:

Program Overview

Rome and Athens

Every year, TWU Honors hosts an education abroad opportunity to a European destination. Typically, Honors abroad programs span a total of 10 days and consist of visiting several locations within that time frame. In partnership with a TWU honors course, students earn three hours of honors credit while studying the art, history, culture, and literature of the destination. Previous destinations have included countries such as France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Greece, and Ireland. Picture yourself exploring the world with TWU Honors!

 

Academics

Caryatid

Students have the opportunity to enroll in either ENG 2043 -World Literature Masterpieces: Women in the Ancient World or ENG 4913 - Independent Study: Women in the Ancient World. Each of these is a 3-credit hour honors English course that largely takes place during the Fall 2017 semester.

The foundation of theses courses are to promote the acquisition of an overview of world literature as well as knowledge about the genres, literary epochs, and literary history which has informed British and American literature. Participants will read selections from ancient Roman and Greek literature, focusing on women’s writings and their representations in classical Greek and Roman literature. 
 

Location

Rome


Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.







Athens


Athens, Greece
Athens is the capital of Greece. It was also at the heart of Ancient Greece, a powerful civilization and empire. The city is still dominated by 5th-century BC landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with ancient buildings like the colonnaded Parthenon temple. The Acropolis Museum, along with the National Archaeological Museum, preserves sculptures, vases, jewelry and more from Ancient Greece.
 
 

Detailed Itinerary

The following table is a proposed itinerary. Dates and activities are subject to change.
 
Date
Activity
01/07/2018
  • Fly overnight to Italy
01/08/2018
  • Walking tour of Rome
01/09/2018
  • Guided tour of Rome
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Visit the Roman Forum
  • Self-guided walking tour of Rome
    • Trevi Fountain
    • Pantheon
    • Piazza Navona
01/10/2018
  • Guided tour of Vatican City
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
01/11/2018
  • Take an expertly guided tour of Pompeii
  • Visit the Pompeii Roman Ruins
  • Travel by night ferry to Patras
01/12/2018
  • Arrive in Patras
  • Travel to Olympia
  • Guided tour of Olympia
  • Visit the Olympia Museum
  • Continue on to Arcadia
01/13/2018
  • Guided tour of Epidaurus
  • Guided tour of Mycenae
  • Stop at the Corinth Canal
  • Continue on to Athens
01/14/2018
  • Guided tour of Athens
    • Olympic Stadium
  • Visit the Acropolis
    • Parthenon
    • Temple of Athena Nike
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum
  • Take a walking tour of Athens
    • Plaka District
01/15/2018
  • Depart Athens for D/FW
 

Cost Breakdown

Pompeii
The cost breakdown below serves as a guide to help you estimate the total cost for the abroad program. This estimate applies to TWU students enrolled in the course attached to the abroad program and the faculty/staff leaders of the program. All other participants (alumni, non-credit seeking TWU students, other TWU faculty/staff members, and non-TWU affiliated persons) may be subject to additional fees and rates.
 
 
Airfare: $1,300
Passport: $135
Housing: $775
Additional Meals: $375
Personal Expenses: $360
In-Country Transportation: $500
Tips for Guides & Drivers: $85
AIG Travel Guard Insurance^: $85^
Estimated Total: $3,530

*Price does not include TWU Tuition and Fees. Information regarding these expenses can be found online at the Bursar's Office website

^All program participants are required to carry AIG Travel Guard Insurance. The rate for this insurance varies depending on the status of your enrollment.
 
Credit Seeking TWU Students
Students who are enrolled in the course attached to the abroad program
$85
TWU Faculty/Staff Program Leaders $85
Non-Credit Seeking TWU Students
Students participating in the abroad program but not enrolled in the subsequent course
$90
Other TWU Faculty/Staff Members
Faculty/Staff participating in the abroad program but not serving as a program leader
$90
Non-Affiliated TWU Participants
Includes all guests and alumni
varies
 

Program Leaders

Dr. Brian Fehler
bfehler@twu.edu
CFO 913
940.898.2220


 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 09/30/2017 09/30/2017 01/07/2018 01/15/2018