Study Abroad

Rome Academic Enrichment 2019

Rome Academic Enrichment Program:
OMAD Classics Rome, Spring Break 2019

students in rome


This subsidized, two-week study abroad opportunity at UW’s Rome Center during Spring Break is designed for underrepresented juniors and seniors 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 about program academics and content on the UW Study Abroad website.
  • Get a feel for the experience by watching this video made in 2016.
  • Two UW Bothell students will be selected to participate. 



  • March 18-28, 2019 in Rome, plus several meetings at UW Seattle during Winter and Spring Quarters.


  • $1,250 program fee (may be eligible for Financial Aid), which includes: 3 credits, accommodations, airfare, local site visits and some meals; this program is subsidized by UW Bothell's Chancellor's Office and OMAD.
  • $25 travel insurance
  • $300-$600 personal expenses

Eligibility criteria

Applicants 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 b
  • e able to participate in meetings at UW Seattle during Winter and Spring and travel to Rome during Spring Break 2019.
  • 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 process

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

If you meet all eligibility criteria, send the following materials to by Tuesday, December 18 at 9am:

  • Professional resume, which lists any foreign travel experience (including study abroad) and the name of one UW reference (faculty or staff).
  • One-page personal statement explaining how the Rome Program will enhance your UW educational experience, why you are the best candidate to represent UW Bothell on this program, and how you will share your learning with others upon return.

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

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