UWF in Rome is canceled for 2015

Salvete, amici!  Although interest was high at the start of the academic year, it has waned this spring. As we do not have enough students participating in the program, we will be canceling it for 2015.

We hope that we will be able to relaunch the program in the future, so check back regularly for more information, or contact Dr. Champagne (mchampagne@uwf.edu) or Dr. Killgrove (killgrove@uwf.edu).


Interest is HIGH and openings are filling fast!

We’re excited that several students have applied to the program in the last two weeks. Interest is growing and the word is spreading around UWF. The deadline for applying and paying the application deposit is February 13.

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If you’re interested in the program, go to http://uwf.abroadoffice.net/italy.html and read all about it. If you’re interested but don’t think you can afford the program, go to http://uwf.abroadoffice.net/cost.html to learn how to develop your budget and apply for financial aid and scholarships. An additional undergraduate scholarship is available, but the deadline is early in February. You must act fast! Come see Dr. Champagne about that opportunity.

Contact Dr. Champagne, mchampagne@uwf.edu, or Dr. Killgrove, kkillgrove@uwf.edu, for more info!

UWF in Rome Info Session… and Free Pizza!

The directors of the UWF in Rome Program, Drs. Champagne and Killgrove, are holding an information session on Tuesday, November 18th, at 5pm in Building 13 (Anthropology).

The information session will include a brief explanation of our goals for the program, how to sign up, and resources for funding a study abroad experience…. and pizza and soda!  We also just want to answer questions from students about the program or about Italy in general.

Please take a minute to RSVP to the info session so we can make sure we have enough pizza for everyone.

Do click around this website, which has a growing amount of information about the project, including links to UWF’s Study Abroad Office and potential sources of financial aid and scholarships (up there under Tuition and Fees).

Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you on November 18!  Don’t hesitate to email us in the meantime if you have questions.

Study Abroad in Rome with UWF

1896825_10102272305443498_4277052535075543906_nLast Thursday, Dr. Killgrove manned the info booth at UWF’s Study Abroad Fair.  There was quite a lot of interest in the program, and we have collected close to two dozen names of people interested in the 18 spots that we have for the trip!  If you missed the Fair, be sure to check out the links above to the syllabus and to the program information.  There is additional info specific to students wanting to travel to Italy with us here through UWF’s international programs office.

We will be setting up an information session in mid-November for anyone who would like to know more about the classes, the trip, or the instructors.  If you want to get on the email list, please contact Dr. Champagne (mchampagne@uwf.edu) or Dr. Killgrove (killgrove@uwf.edu).

Launching the UWF in Rome program!

Salvete, omnes!  Welcome to the new webpage and blog of the forthcoming UWF in Rome program, currently scheduled for summer of 2015.  Conceived by University of West Florida professors Dr. Marie-Therese Champagne (History) and Dr. Kristina Killgrove (Anthropology), this program is designed for anyone interested in learning about Ancient Rome both in the classroom and on the ground in Italy.

On this site, you will find information about the professors, the planned syllabus (including which sites we will visit), and the cost.  As we near the start of the course and the trip, we will be blogging about our experiences and encouraging participants to blog as part of the course.

To whet your appetite for the wonders of Italy, ancient and modern, here are some pictures that Drs. Champagne and Killgrove took while in Rome a couple weeks ago. We scouted out things to see… and, of course, places to eat!


We found some awesome pizza di melanzane!



Dr. Killgrove checks out an inlaid wall at Ostia Antica.


Dr. Champagne poses with drama-masks.

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Dr. Killgrove stands by the Senatus Populusque Coloniae Ostiense sign.


Dr. Champagne considers her ancient toilet options.

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Dr. Killgrove peruses a map of Ostia Antica in the shade.

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We had a blast at the Catacomb of Domitilla, as evidenced by this selfie. This could be you, if you join us next summer!