IES Abroad - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity
Rome, the eternal city, offers a wide variety of exciting experiences for study abroad students. More than 2,500 years of history have formed the city’s unique character, and walking in Rome is a constant voyage of discovery. While the past is inescapable in Rome, the contemporary city is a vibrant, bustling metropolis of 3 million people. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church.
Examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the 4th century. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church and to visit many of the archaeological sites associated with the early centuries of Christianity. Study abroad in Rome this January!
Students will enroll in JAN 418 A for Interim. This course
will focus on early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth century. The course is taught in English and incorporates extensive course-related excursions to places in and around Rome such as:
- The Coliseum
- The Vatican Museums
- The Arch of Constantine
- The Catacombs of St. Callistus
- St. Peter’s Tomb
- San Clemente
- Santa Sabina
- Santi Quattro Coronati
- Palazzo Valentini
This project is graded A-F.
Students will be housed in shared apartments while in Rome. Located throughout the city of Rome, apartments are shared with an Italian Student Companion (ISC), a local Italian host who is a student or young professional. Apartments are furnished, single-sex, and generally house four to seven students, with two to three sharing a bedroom. Apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen, and students are responsible for their own meals. Apartments also offer wireless Internet access.
Program fee: $4,477
This cost includes pre-departure advising by IES Abroad staff, on-site orientation, housing, course-related excursions, one two-day field trip, 24 hour emergency support, and international health insurance.
International airfare (varies with point of departure and carrier): $800 - $1,200
Textbooks, copyright permission fees, course packets, and other course-related materials: $40
Rental or purchase of required cell phone: $30 - $150
Local transportation: $50
Personal expenses (does not include personal travel): $450
Passport: $160 (all students must have a valid passport to participate)
Wofford Travel Grants
The Wofford College Travel Grants provide assistance to students who are participating in an Interim Travel/Study program. Financial need and academic merit are the principle considerations in awarding these grants. Students who are applying for an Interim travel grant will be informed of their travel grant application status prior to the Interim application deadline. Please note that any funding received from a travel grant cannot be used towards the Interim program deposit.
To be eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, students must be in good social and academic standing with the College. To be considered for a merit-only grant, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Awards range from $500 - $1,500. The number of awards granted will depend upon the number of applicants as well as available funds. The award is directly applied to the applicant's program fees. To apply, complete the online Wofford College Travel Grant application
For More Information
Visit the IES Abroad - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity in Rome website