This summer, Classical Studies is going to Rome! Travel, tour, and learn for course credit. To find out how, go past the jump for an update from Professor Craig Hardiman. Seriously, if you can do this, do it. It rocks. 

It’s taken a while, but we finally have a price estimate for the spring term study abroad course in Italy. The dates for the trip are May 13 to June 2.

Roman CatThe estimated total cost is $4000, if we have 30 people on the trip. This includes the fixed hotel and airfare costs of $3395, plus an estimate for the costs of the entrance fees and other expenses. Breakfast is included, but no other meals. This price is for triple or quadruple occupancy rooms. There is a further charge of $390 per person for double occupancy rooms.

The price includes roundtrip airfare from Toronto to Rome, 9 nights in Rome, 2 nights in Chianciano Terme (in Tuscany), 3 nights in Florence, 4 nights in Pompeii/Naples, and a final night in Rome before flying back to Toronto. Along the way, we will be visiting museums, archaeological sites, churches, exhibits and other attractions. All students must register for the course, either for Anthropology or Classical Studies credit. The price does not include the tuition for 0.5 credits.

Now the bad news. We need a non-refundable $100 deposit immediately to reserve a place, and a further non-refundable deposit of $1000 by January 29. While it is possible to sign up for the trip later than January 29, the price for the airfare and hotel will not be guaranteed after that date.

The balance of the hotel and airfare charges, $2195 (after $1100 deposit) plus the supplement for double or single rooms is due on March 16. The final balance will be due no later than April 15. The first $3395 may be paid by check, money order, or credit card. For the final balance, $605, we will need payment by check or money order.

Because the price is based on the number of participants, we need to have at least 30 participants. So sign up, and recruit your friends – that’s why I am sending this out to the whole classics list. In case you were on the fence or didn’t sign up already but are interested now, sign-up! It’s going to be a great trip!

Please contact Prof. Liston or Prof. Hardiman for further information, or to reserve your place on the trip.

UPDATE

From Prof. Hardiman:

“Just in case you didn’t think that the last email was important enough – owing to issues with enrollment and the number of people who have expressed solid interest in taking part in the course, there is the possibility that this course WILL BE CANCELLED. As such, we have a HARD deadline of NOON, FRIDAY January 25TH, 2013 to email me with your DEFINITE participation. Pending the number of students who definitely show their interest in taking the course (AND PROVIDE THE MONEY BY THE DUE DEADLINES) the department will determine whether the course will be cancelled or not. So please keep this deadline in mind. Thank you.”

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