Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Known as the Eternal City and the City of the Seven Hills, Rome is a virtual classroom in itself, rich in history, archaeology, architecture, and culture.
Students will take courses led by a Penn State faculty member in conjunction with IES Abroad in Rome. IES Abroad is a study abroad organization that hosts incoming students from the United States in a variety of academic disciplines. For this program, IES Abroad Rome will facilitate the teaching of two Architecture courses and affiliated site visits within Rome and to several other Italian cities.The architecture courses will include a design studio and a course in which we analyze the built environment in various regions and time periods throughout Rome.
The obvious success of Roman and Medieval architects in producing large clear span spaces, high domes and vaults, and other successful feats of structural engineering invites an investigation of their methods of structural analysis and design. These courses will explore what we know or can find out about this topic through investigation of artifacts and review of texts. Although the courses will require thoughtful reading, looking at buildings, and investigations, the material will be presented at an elementary level, requiring no more than a first semester of statics as preparation (EMECH 11 or AE 210).
The program of study will include two organized field trips to a number of sites selected from the following: Firenze, Venezia, Parma, Verona and/or Vicenza.
Summer: May 11 - June 26, 2020
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
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