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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.




Students will live in shared, self-catered apartments/flats equipped with kitchen facilities for preparing meals. Apartments are situated in the historic part of Trastevere around Piazza San Cosimato.  Students should expect to share a bedroom and bathroom with other students. All students committed to this program will complete a housing preference form for shared housing and roommate placements. 

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 under "Financing Your Program". 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.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often, families find that they owe less for billable items for study away terms but will instead use more of their expected family contribution towards indirect costs such as the flight and meals. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

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