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  • Locations: Grado, Italy; Milan, Italy; Naples, Italy; Ravenna, Italy; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Term 4
  • Budget Sheets: Term 4
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Program Description:
Rome 3

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020.

Explore the world of Late Antiquity first-hand by visiting key monuments, sites and museums in Milan, Ravenna, Aquileia – all cities which in the 4th century CE were home to Roman emperors. This intensive overseas study tour provides a first-hand experience of art, architecture and objects of everyday life from the last two centuries of the Roman Empire in the west. Buildings, sculptures and mosaics surviving here will give you an immediate “feel” for the distinctive styles and cultural priorities of this seminal period in European history.  

In Rome, for example, you will visit the Crypta Balba museum, with its focus on one city-block evolving from the imperial to mediaeval world. You will visit the port of Ostia, with its well-preserved apartment blocks and houses from the 3rd and 4th centuries.  Explore painted catacombs here and in Naples. Whilst best known for its early Imperial cities – Pompeii, Herculaneum – this region also has its share of Late Antique monuments,  whilst the National Museum of Naples is one of the world’s greatest archaeological collections. Finally, day visits to the 1st century cities on the Bay of Naples will allow you to make your own comparision and contrasts with the Late Roman cities and buildings previously visited.

For students studying archaeology, this tour allows you also to  understand the difference reconstructions  - on paper or with CGI – of the past and  the often disparate fragments on which they are based. Moreover, nothing compares with the emotional impact of experiencing the Roman world directly. You will be able to observe, analyse and reflect upon museum-  and site-based studies of published artefacts, artworks and/or sites within Italy as part of your written assessment.


This program is anticipated to run from November 16 to December 8, 2019.

The advertised dates of this program are indicative only and may be subject to change. The School governing this study tour will confirm exact program dates once students have been selected for the program.

Program Fee
Program fee for this study tour is AUD$4,600 - $5,100.

This pricing is indicative only and subject to change. Final costs, and information on the cancellation and refund policy can be found when making payment on the Online Shop managed by your School.

Follow the link for the program fee cost breakdown.

Please note that The usual tuition fees do apply in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.

Financial Assistance

Eligible students may also access up to AUD$6,791 (non-Asia) of funding from an OS-HELP loan.
Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive funding and how to apply. Please note that OS-HELP loans can only be processed once students have submitted their loan application forms and have met all eligibility requirements. Once processed, it can take 3-4 weeks for students to receive the funding.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Eligibility and Selection

This course is available at both second and third year levels. For students enrolling as a Level II course, they must have already successfully completed at least 6 units of level 2 courses in the Faculty of Arts (or equivalent at another university), and be in at least the second year of study.

Those students wishing to apply for OS-HELP must have completed at least 24 units which need to be recorded on their transcripts at the time of application and must have at least 3 units of study to complete on completion of this study tour.

The tour is currently limited to 15 students. Should the quota be reached, preference will be given to students who have successfully completed at least one Classics course (or external equivalent) before enrolling, with priority given to at least one of the following: CLAS 2008, 2029, 2033, 3025, 3027. It will be assumed that students have some prior, basic knowledge of Roman history, although background readings and recommended works will be made available online to all students before the start of the study tour.
  • The Faculty of Arts will conduct a degree check for each shortlisted student and approve the student for credit. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • After the Faculty of Arts has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.
  • Students will be required to pay a AUD$500 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.

Academic Credit

Once selected for the program, students must enrol in CLAS 2039EX (for level 2) or CLAS 3031EX (for level 3).

Please note that the usual tuition fees still apply for the enrolled course, in addition to the program fee listed above.

Students selected for this program will receive 3 units of credit.

Application and Deadlines
Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020.
  • Check eligibility against criteria above
  • Create your application by clicking 'Apply Now' before the deadline.
  • Deadline for application submission: September 22, 2019
  • Students will be merit-selected for this program. Applications will be assessed on the following:
    • Applicant’s answers to the ‘About Me’ Questionnaire in their GLAS application
    • Relevant courses that the applicant has already completed (as specified on the applicant’s University transcript)

Contact Information

For more information about the Rome's Twilight study tour, including academic and program content, please contact Dr Margaret O'Hea from the Dept of Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History in the School of Humanities.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.