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Faculty-Led: Baroque Rome
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring Break
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Program Description:
Program Description:
Baroque Rome 
Rome, Italy



Professor name: Dr. Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Assistant Professor of Art History, Kent State University at Stark

Total Estimated Cost: $2,160

Location: Rome, Italy

  • 2.0 minimum GPA OR (for 1st semester students only) Recommendation Letter from a current professor
  • Any major or class standing may apply.
  • Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Course: ARTH 42192 or ARTH 52192 Field Experience: Travel Study in Art History

Number of Credit Hours: 3

Program Dates: Spring Semester Course; Trip dates: Thursday, March 21 – Monday, March 31 or Monday, April 1 (TBD), 2019

Application deadline: December 1, 2018


Course:  ARTH 42192  or ARTH 52192 Field Experience: Travel Study in Art History

Location(s): Rome, Italy

KSU Sponsoring College:  Kent State Regional Campus (Stark Campus)

Course Description:  This travel study will visit major sites of Baroque architecture and art in Rome.  We will study objects created or designed by Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, and other major artists and architects of the Italian Baroque.  We will examine architecture, specifically churches and fountains, as well as paintings and sculptures, with particular emphasis upon the experience of the whole work of art, considering how art objects relate to their architectural surroundings.


When: Thursday, March 22 – Monday, April 1, 2019

Sequence, sites, and departure city subject to changes in availability and cost.
Thursday March 21
  • Departure on overnight flight from Cleveland or Pittsburgh
Friday March 22
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Transfer to lodging in Trastevere neighborhood
  • Orientation to neighborhood
  • San Francesco a Ripa
Saturday March 23
  • Orientation to bus and metro system
  • Baroque fountains at Rome’s center
  • Churches on/near Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps (Fontana della Barcaccia)
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Navona Fountains
  • Sant’Agnese in Agone
  • Sant’Agostino (Church of Saint Augustine)
Sunday March 24
  • Baroque churches at Rome’s center
  • Optional visit to Pantheon
  • Santa Caterina da Siena a Magnanapoli
  • Il Gesu
  • Sant’Ignazio
  • Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza
Monday March 25
  • Artists and architects: Caravaggio, da Cortona, and Bernini
  • San Luigi dei Francesi
  • Santa Maria della Pace
  • Ponte Sant’Angelo
  • St. Peter’s Square
Tuesday March 26
  • The Vatican
  • St. Peter’s Basilica (interior, specifically Bernini sculptures)
  • optional visit to Vatican Museums
Wednesday March 27
  • Baroque churches and fountains in northwest Rome
  • Fountain of the Bees
  • San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane
  • Fontana dell’Acqua Felice
  • Santa Maria della Vittoria (St. Teresa in Ecstasy)
Thursday March 28
  • Caravaggio, continued (plus others)
  • Santa Maria del Popolo
  • optional visit to Borghese gallery
Friday March 29
  • Free day for excursions
Saturday March 30
  • Catch-up day for missed sites, additional visits driven by student interests
  • Santa Maria in Vallicella?
Sunday March 31 or Monday April 1
  • Return flight to Cleveland or Pittsburgh


Attendance and participation at four pre-departure class sessions.
Class meets at the Stark Campus (remote access available) on:
  • 2/1/2019 (1:00pm-4:30pm),
  • 2/15/2019 (1:00pm-3:00pm),
  • 3/1/2019 (1:00-3:00pm);
and at the Cleveland Museum of Art on:
  • 3/15/2019 (1:00-4:00pm).
Satisfactory completion of all pre-departure assignments

Prerequisites: None 

Maximum Capacity:  22


Rome: Triple or quadruple occupancy at local apartment with kitchen

What is included? 
  • Lodging
  • transportation to/from Rome airport
  • Rome transit pass, round-trip airfare 
  • health and emergency evacuation and medical insurance
What is not included?
  • Meals 
  • Excursions outside of Rome
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tuition (if over credit hour cap)

Program fee (estimated) Includes:
  • Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Public transit pass
  • Travel/health insurance
Tuition Standard rate for 3 upper division credit hours at a REGIONAL CAMPUS (See for tuition rates.) For Spring full-time enrolled students not exceeding 18 credit hours:                              $0
For part-time Ohio residents:  
Application Fee Kent State Office of Global Education fee $60
Passport For US passports, apply by January 16 at $145
Meals (estimated) Estimate based on purchasing food at grocery stores or street vendors ~$200
Personal expenses Optional restaurant meals, souvenirs, out-of-city excursions ~$100-500
Total Cost (estimated) DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Tuition for part-time enrollment
  • Meals
  • Passport
  • Personal expenses

Payment Instructions: $60 OGE fee due with application; $2100 non-refundable course fee applied to Spring semester bursar bill.  The course fee is nonrefundable after January 7, 2019, even if a student withdraws from the course prior to drop/add deadline.

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018
Program Fee Due: January 7, 2019


Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

If vaccinations or medicines are needed according to the CDC, you can make arrangements with the DeWeese Health Center as soon as possible for immunization appointments.  Appointment openings are limited and they may have to order your vaccine, which takes time.  Plan accordingly.


Faculty Name: Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Ph.D.
Phone: 330-244-3353
Office location on Stark Campus: Fine Arts 131A

Brief Bio:  Dr. Marie has taught Art History at the Stark Campus since 2013.  She is a generalist art historian. She conducts research on teaching and learning art history at the undergraduate level.  She earned her Doctorate and Masters in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College and her Bachelors in Theology and French from Xavier University, Cincinnati.  This will be her second year leading a program in Rome.


You should expect to walk a minimum of TWO MILES PER DAY.  We will use Rome’s public transportation system (mostly buses and subways) and lots of walking to see the city’s art and architecture.
You will need to complete assignments and attend four Friday afternoon classes in advance of the trip to prepare for viewing and talking meaningfully about the art and architecture we will see.  Failure to complete these assignments by their due dates and attend these classes may render you ineligible to participate in program.
In Rome, most days we will have class from approximately 8 AM to 1 PM.  You will have afternoons and evenings to rest, study, sketch, and wander.
Possible excursions for our free day: 
  • Florence (approx. 1 ½ hour by high-speed train, $100 round trip ticket;  cheaper tickets for slower trains) 
  • Pompeii (guided, 13-hour day trips from Rome available for under $200) 
  • Ostia Antica (similar to Pompeii but much closer to Rome) (approx. 20 min by local train, free with transit pass, plus $10 entry fee) 
  • Tivoli and the Villa d’Este (approx. 1 hour by local train, $7 round trip ticket, plus $10 entry fee)
  • Stay in Rome and visit sights we won’t see as a class, like the Colosseum or the Catacombs  



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