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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Mini-Term
  • Costs Sheets: Mini-Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Mini-Term 2020 02/03/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/10/2020 05/27/2020
NOTE: Priority decision date: 11/22/19 and Standard decision date: 2/10/20

** Indicates rolling admission application process (with the exception of UT Faculty-directed programs & CGE Scholarship). Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
UTK Architecture in Rome Revisited

Program Description

Priority Deadline: November 14, 2019

Standard Deadline: February 3, 2020

In the tradition of the Grand Tour, an integral component of the architect’s education is his or her exposure through travel to a variety of cultural and social experiences. In its broadest sense, the Grand Tour recognizes that architecture must be experienced to be appreciated and understood and that the exposure to diverse cultural settings is essential to a student’s development. The history of the Grand Tour can trace its roots to the times of the crusades and exploration, where individuals ventured to foreign lands for conquest and trade, and returned with narratives of the countries and their people. More formalized in the Renaissance, the Grand Tour became an expected part of any gentleman’s education. Architects and scholars such as John Soane, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, and Thomas Jefferson carried the tradition into the 18th and 19th centuries, as evidenced through the documentation of their sketchbooks and notes. We continue to see the influence of the Grand Tour as it affected the structures and writing of more contemporary architects, such as Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, and Michael Graves. In this context, students who travel with the purpose of observation become part of a continuum of architectural development where culture and context are integral with design.

By moving beyond the classroom, students of architecture are exposed firsthand not only to the building structures, but those historical and cultural forces that influenced their design. Through exercises of sketching and photographing, students learn to observe, analyze, and synthesize, developing their ability to think critically about design in relation to its physical and cultural context. This course capitalizes on the historical and geographic influences that embody the culture of Italy. The course will emphasize how each of these influences have contributed to the shape of the built environment and will serve as reference for how students may approach their own architectural design.

Program Activities and Excursions

  • Rome

    A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and charismatic cities. During the program students will be able to see and explore sites such as:

    Palacio Salvo
    • Basilica di Santo Stefano Rotondo and Basilica San Clemente
    • The Roman Houses on Caelian Hill, Ara Pacis, Sant'Agenese in Agone, Sant'lvo alla Sapienza, and the Pantheon
    • Santa Maria della Pace, Bramante's Tempietto, Roman Forum, Coliseum and Palentine Hill, with Santa Maria Antiqua and Houses of Augustus and Livia
    • Herculaneum Archaelogical Site
    • Many other sites in and around Rome

  • Florence (Day Trip)

    Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. In Florence, students will have the opportunity to:

    • Visit the Uffizi Gallery
    • Visit the Duomo
    • Medici Chapels

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to undergraduate and graduate students; preference given to Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Graphic Design majors

Academic Credit

Students who successfully complete the program will receive credit for:

  • Architecture 491/591: UTK Architecture in Rome: Roma [Re]Visited (3 credits)

Program Housing

Students will be housed in shared rooms (double or triple occupancy) in apartments in Rome during the duration of the program. Apartments will be equipped with air conditioning, a kitchen, linens, basic utensils, internet, and a washing machine.

Housing is included in the program fee.

Cost Information

Your program costs include: tuition, a program fee, a study abroad administrative fee and additional program-related expenses. The program's detailed costs sheet outlines the fees that are billed to your myUTK account and the estimated out-of-pocket expenses. You should carefully review costs, budgets, and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to the program contacts for guidance.

Brian Ambroziak
Program Director, Associate Professor of Architecture
Art and Architecture Building

Brian Ambroziak

Gregor Kalas
Program Director, Associate Professor of Architecture
Art and Architecture Building

Gregor Kalas

Michael Saenz
Programs Abroad Coordinator
Programs Abroad Office- Melrose Hall

Michael Saenz

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Programs Abroad Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the program's Costs Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  3. Search and apply for scholarships and grants on our Funding Opportunities tab.
  4. Review your UTK financial aid package and speak with One Stop about applying it to your study abroad program costs.

If you wish to use your HOPE Lottery Scholarship for the summer term, you may be eligible to receive a prorated amount of $1,000 but you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.

2019 Information Sessions TBD