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Art History FSP Rome

Rome, Italy

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Art History


The Department of Art History offers a foreign study program in Rome, Italy, one of Europe's richest artistic centers. Classes are taught on site and at the Dartmouth Rome Center by a Dartmouth faculty director, an architectural specialist, and a language instructor. The Art History curriculum examines the monuments of the city, their creators, their patrons, and their various audiences. One course focuses on a cross-temporal selection of sites of particular art-historical interest as well as on major artists who worked in Rome, examining issues of narrative, iconography, social history, gender, perception, and stylistic analysis. Another course examines the evolution of architectural forms in the Early Modern period, as manifested by specific types of buildings--such as churches, palaces, and villas--and explores their urban contexts.



All students will be staying in apartments situated in the historic part of Trastevere around Piazza San Cosimato. The program also includes one or more field study excursions to sites outside Rome. In recent years, destinations have included Naples, Pompeii, Tivoli, Florence, and Venice.

For more information, please see the department website.

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

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