Deadline: February 27, 2012
Foreign Language Required: None
Affiliated Department: Law, Societies, and Justice (LSJ).
Program Directors: Anita Ramasastry and Sabrina Tatta
Fields of Interest: Law, law and society, human rights, immigration and globalization, criminal justice.
Dates: August 22 to September 21, 2012, with pre-departure orientation meetings during the Spring 2012 term.
Eligibility: Open to undergraduates and law school students. Undergraduates must have successfully completed a 300-level course in LSJ, political science, European studies, international studies, business, or a similar major.
Sabrina Tatta (French and Italian Studies)
Anita Ramasastry (School of Law)
Walter Walsh (School of Law)
Courses: LSJ 495a-European Law and Society: The Rights of the Individual
LSJ 495b- Comparative Legal Culture.
Basic Italian Language
housed in the University
Washington Rome Center.
Access to Gelato: Excellent.
other students in the program.
fee for the program is $4430. There is an additional IPE fee of $250. The program fee includes courses
and credit, housing in a shared apartment in Rome, a bus pass,
computer lab and library use, and travel costs for program excursions.The
program fee does not include
airfare ($900 -$1500 round trip), most meals
($20-30 day), a mandatory cell phone, and personal spending money.
Financial Aid is available. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to confirm your eligibility.
Program Excursions: Day trip to Orvieto and Overnight Trip to Bologna.
Applying for the Program: Important Instructions and Information about the application process can be found here. The application deadline is February 16, 2011. Note that this deadline is earlier than for most other Exploration Seminars. Applicants need to submit a statement that explains their interest in a study abroad program in Rome and their interest in the topics covered in the seminars. Applicants also need to have two people complete a recommendation using the form provided by IPE. Some applicants may be asked to come in for interviews.
What People Are Saying About the Program. There is an article about the program with some quotes from faculty and students here. There are some other comments from students on the page.
The Fine Print: Students admitted to the program who elect to join will be required to
submit a payment
contract and pay a non-refundable $350 deposit.
The balance of the Program Fee will be charged to the student's
account, due in October
2011. The Program Fee is not
refundable if students withdraw from the program after set
and deadlines for
refunds will be made available to students who are accepted into the
Program fees are subject to change if costs increase due to severe inflation or unexpected changes in currency exchange rates.