Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City
- Excursions and Day Trips
- Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk
- About Italy
- Weather and Climate
- Research Your Destination
Participants stay near the city center of Rome at an international school in shared student residences with 2-4 other students of the program. Bathrooms are shared and laundry facilities are available on-site. Other amenities include a lounge, courtyard, and basketball and tennis courts. These accommodations offer fans, but do not have air conditioning.
Students arriving early or staying after the program will need to make their own housing arrangements.
UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.
During the program, breakfast is provided Monday-Friday and dinner Monday-Thursday at your accommodations. There are many cafes, pizza places, and grocery stores nearby for you to explore for lunch items. There will also be a few select group meals.
The program includes a three-day, two-night excursion to the Amalfi Coast and the town of Sorrento, as well as a visit to the excavations of Pompeii outside Naples.
Some of the possible field trips and activities in and near Rome include:
- Circus Maximus
- Roman Forum
- Piazza Navona
- Spanish Steps
- Trevi Fountain
- Etruscan necropolis in Tarquinia (one hour outside Rome)
- San Clemente and San Giovanni in Laterano
- Catacombs of San Sebastiano
- St. Peter’s and Michelangelo’s cupola, Vatican Museums, and Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (The Vatican City)
- Villa Borghese and the Galleria Borghese
- Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio, Chiesa del Gesù, and other very important Baroque churches
- Isola Tiberina, the Jewish Ghetto, Trastevere, and Janiculum Hill
- Ostia Antica
Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible. However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.
Rome, as the capital city of Italy and the fourth-most populous city in the European Union is home to 4.3 million residents. Spanning 28 centuries, Rome’s history lives on for visitors throughout the centro storico, historic city center. “Rome has a glorious monumentality that it wears without reverence. Its architectural heirlooms are buzzed around by car and Vespa as if they were no more than traffic islands." Lonely Planet - Rome
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language Spoken: Italian
The weather in Rome during the summer is warm, to hot and humid with occasional rain. The average daily high/low temperature in June and July is 83/65, but can reach upwards of 100 degrees.