The American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) may have said it best when he described Rome writing, “How is it possible to say an unkind or irreverent word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world!” The “Eternal City” offers ...
The American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) may have said it best when he described Rome writing, “How is it possible to say an unkind or irreverent word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world!” The “Eternal City” offers students the magical opportunity to live amongst some of the most famous and important art and architecture in the world. Imagine meandering down cobblestone streets into the Piazza Navona, throwing euros into Trevi fountain, sitting on the Spanish Steps, or sipping a cappuccino in St. Peter’s Square. While in Rome, you will tour all of the gems that it has to offer such as the Sistine chapel, the Vatican Museum, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Additionally, you will see more of Italy when you take two weekend side trips to Venice and the Amalfi Coast.
Courses offered include non-fiction Creative Writing and Literature as well as Italian Language. The Creative Writing will encourage you to chronicle your experiences and to use language to capture the true beauty of Italy. The Contemporary Fiction course will use course texts in which Italian literature and American literature are set in Italy. In addition, the Italian language and art history courses will help you to gain a deeper understanding of Italy's language, art, and culture.
SBCC offers several scholarships for studying abroad on one of the SBCC Study Abroad programs offered every semester. To apply for the scholarships, you have to be enrolled at SBCC and apply during the appropriate application time frame for the chosen study abroad program. Additional requirements may apply. Scholarship awards are between $800 and $2,500 and a student may be selected for more than one scholarship. When completing the application, make sure you check YES for wanting to study abroad to open the section for Study Abroad Scholarships.
$800 - $2,500
Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 January 1st, 2019 to May 1st, 2019
Winter 2020 / Spring 2020 July 1st, 2019 to October 1st, 2019
Unless otherwise stated in individual scholarship descriptions, applicants must be full-time students, carrying twelve (12) or more units each semester/term of the award period.
*To be eligible for the SBCC Study Abroad Scholarships students do not have to be accepted into the program, but program applications need to be on file with the Study Abroad Office to be considered for the scholarship awards.