Stanford Classics in Rome

Important Note: If the university is not able to change the travel restrictions for undergraduates; the Classics Department will abide by the university rules and not be able to offer this trip. We will be monitoring things here in the US and Italy.

Program Overview

Program Dates: March 19 - March 26, 2022

Instructor: Richard Saller

Taught in: English

Syllabus (tentative)

Trip Itinerary (tentative)

Eligibility: Must be a matriculated Stanford undergraduate who will be enrolled in CLASSICS 150: Majors Seminar: Revolution? The Fall of the Roman Republic in Spring Quarter 2021-22. Preference is given to declared Classics majors and minors. The program accommodates up to 12 students.


Application deadline: December 6, 2021

Decisions announced by: December 17, 2021

Student responses due: January 10, 2022

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Is there a language requirement?

No. All instruction, tours, and activities will be in English.

I'm a sophomore; can I still apply?

Of course! Any Stanford undergraduate student who will be enrolled in CLASSICS 150 in Spring Quarter 2021-22 can apply.

The trip conflicts with one of my final exams; can I still go?

It is your responsibility to consult with your instructors prior to the start of Winter Quarter to seek alternative arrangements. Please note that instructors are not obliged to re-arrange a final exam for an individual student.

I'm an international student. Can I still participate?

International students must check with Bechtel International Center whether or not their immigration status will allow them to participate in this program. It will be the students' responsibility to apply for any visa requirements, if needed.

Are there any program fees?

No, participants will not be charged a program fee. Flights, on-site transportation, room & board, museum and archaeological site entry tickets are all included. Students will be responsible for personal expenses (souvenirs, food/drinks/transportation that are separate from organized meals/tours, etc.).

I don't have a passport. When should I apply for one?

Apply now! It can take six to eight weeks (or longer!) to get a passport. If you already have a passport, please check the expiration date. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your last day of travel. Many countries will deny you entry if your passport isn't valid for at least 6 months.