Study Abroad

Rome Academic Enrichment 2018

Rome Academic Enrichment Program:
OMAD Classics Rome, Spring Break 2018

students in rome


This subsidized, two-week study abroad opportunity at UW’s Rome Center during Spring Break is designed for underrepresented undergraduates and organized through the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. Learn how ancient Romans handled issues of diversity and multiculturalism, and how these practices are reflected in modern issues of imperialism, slavery, immigration and trade, by exploring cultural and historical sites in Rome (3 credits will count towards Spring Quarter).

  • Read more about the program on this overview page from 2017. Note that some of the details will change for 2018, including the name of the faculty program director, which will be Professor Shawn Wong
  • Get a feel for the experience by watching this video made in 2016.
  • Two UW Bothell students will be selected to participate. 



  • March 13-23, 2018 (specific dates to be confirmed) in Rome, plus several meetings at UW Seattle during Winter and Spring Quarters.


  • $700 program fee + $350 study abroad admin fee (may be eligible for Financial Aid);
  • $25 travel insurance, plus $300-$600 personal expenses;
  • Airfare, accommodations, and all remaining expenses will be covered by UW Bothell's Chancellor's Office and OMAD.

Eligibility criteria:

Must identify as a member of a group traditionally underrepresented in college, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, have completed at least 90 credits (45 at the UW), demonstrate financial need (as evidenced by award of financial aid), and be able to participate in meetings at UW Seattle during Winter and Spring and travel to Rome during Spring Break 2018. Preference will be given to students who are active leaders on campus or in the community and have had limited foreign travel experience. Students who have previously studied abroad are not eligible.

Applications are now closed.

Please note that the process is different for Bothell students than for Seattle students; do not apply through the UW OMA&D or UW Study Abroad.

Please direct any questions to Natalia Dyba, Director of Global Initiatives, at

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Natalia Dyba, Director

Philip Palios and Brittney Phanivong, Peer Study Abroad Advisors