Study in the heart of the Eternal City, where your classroom is literally 3 minutes from the world-famous Pantheon, bustling Piazza Navona, and the great market and restaurants of Campo Di’ Fiori. Come with us and tour the Vatican Museums, Colosseum and Forum, and the beautiful Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter. Run the Spanish Steps, toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, stroll around Trastevere, or dine outdoors every night at one of the quaint and fun cafes and restaurants dotted around the city.

Classes Available (3 hours)

  HIS 325 Roman Civilization (HU) or CIV 101 Western Civilization to 1600 (MI)

  Dr. John Nielsen

We will survey the history of ancient Rome and its Empire but will give special attention to the social and cultural history (i.e., the lived experience) of the city of Rome in antiquity from Caesar to slave.


  ENG 302 Travel Writing (W2)

  Dr. Claire McQuerry

If you sometimes have difficulty writing because of a lack of inspiration, imagine how inspired you will be as you wander the historic streets of modern-day Rome! Whether you tour Castel Sant’Angelo or find yourself sitting on a bench overlooking the beautiful Roman ruins, you will experience the beauty and wonder that can only be found in Rome. There will be no limit to inspirational topics to write about as you stroll through cobblestone streets, walk along the river, or dine at one of the famous piazzas filled with restaurants and cafes. Plan to explore some of the well-beaten paths, as well as some less well-traveled nooks and crannies. And be prepared to strike out on your own with a group of new friends. Remember to bring your walking shoes and a notebook!


  KHS 380 Disability and Health in a Global Society (GP/WC, WI)

  Dr. Melissa Peterson

Explore issues affecting individuals with disabilities, using the museums, shops, restaurants, and public transport of Rome as your textbook. You'll learn how ideas about health, illness, and disability have evolved by visiting museums, libraries, and healthcare facilities rich in artifacts accumulated over centuries. How would an individual with a mobility limitation travel through Rome for work, school, or leisure? Finally, we'll explore the differences and similarities between the US and Rome in healthcare availability, education, cultural practices, and the physical environment.


  MTG 315 Principles of Marketing

  Dr. Brad Eskridge

Elements of a comprehensive marketing plan and their interrelationships. Determination of product, pricing, promotion, and channel strategy: analysis, planning, and control of marketing strategy in a socially and ethically responsible manner. Emphasis on improving decision making in a dynamic external environment. Prerequisite: Junior standing or 42 credit hours and Marketing major.

Program Details

   May 16—May 31, 2024

Comprehensive fee of $4,500 includes:

  • Tuition
  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • twin room with private bath & breakfast daily at a spectacular hotel
  • Onsite orientation & tour
  • Several class-related events and activities

  • Site visits to major cultural sites and museums, including the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Forum, Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, and visits to other historical sites! Possible day trip to Orvieto (depending on interest).

Online pre-registration (required) for May 2024

Online pre-registration for the May 2024 Interim Programs Abroad is required, and opens on the Study Abroad home page beginning September 18, 2023. Pre-registration does not require a deposit, and all classes have enrollment maximums, so pre-register early.(Students who need to be wait-listed will be informed.) Courses and programs are contingent on enrollment minimums.

Your enrollment for your May 2024 course will be confirmed upon receipt of a nonrefundable $500 deposit made on November 1, 2023.

A program payment of half of the balance is due no later than Thursday, February 1, 2024. The remaining balance of the program fee will be due no later than Friday, March 1, 2024.

You will receive information during the pre-registration period about deadlines for required documents, the mandatory student program orientation in April, and other program information. (If you do not currently have a valid passport, apply now!)

*Students enrolled in a Bradley sponsored Study Abroad program may be eligible for Financial Aid. We encourage you to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

NOTE: A minimum 2.50 Bradley GPA is required to study abroad. Participating students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and submit a Medical Clearance Form signed by Bradley University’s health services or your general practitioner. Please contact us at if you have questions.