Lawrence H. Hyde '42 Center for Global Education

Rome, Italy

The Rome Latin Seminar will provide a direct experience for Classics Students that will integrate Roman history, literature, and language with the students' previous study of Ancient Rome. 
This opportunity will make the Classics alive for any student studying Latin.  Students will spend a week in Rome exploring monuments and ruins such as the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Ara Pacis, and the Capitoline Museums. In addition students will visit the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica.  They will also travel to the ancient city of Ostia Antica. Students will be assigned nightly readings on Roman Architecture and city life in Ancient Rome. At each site students will participate in daily lectures on the history and architecture and their impact on the culture of ancient Rome.

Students will have the opportunity of declaiming Cicero in the Roman Forum, seeing the Theater of Pompey where Caesar was assassinated, or walking through the ancient ruins of the Pantheon or the Palatine Hill.  

List of 4 items.

  • Eligibility

    Students are eligible to travel during their sophomore, junior or senior year. Interested freshmen must contact the Hyde Center to inquire about participation.  This program is specifically designed for students enrolled in Latin. Interested students not currently enrolled in Latin will need to contact the Vice President of Global Mission and Identity. 
  • Housing & Program Leadership

    For this program, students will stay in housing arranged by the Paideia Institute.  While equivalent in comfort to a basic hotel, students and adult leaders will stay in religious housing rather than typical hotels.  In partnership with a full-time leader from the Paideia Institute, this program will also be led by two full-time BC High faculty members.
  • Program Costs

    Estimated at $3850 - Cost includes airfare, tuition, board, breakfast, dinner, travel within Rome, and entrance fees. Expenses that are not included are: airport meals, program lunches, personal items, and services such as passport fees, phone calls, and personal spending money. (Final cost is determined by participation.) As this program is in partnership with an outside organization limited financial aid is available through the application process.
  • Program Dates

    This program is scheduled to take place during February vacation week.  

Have a Question?

Call or email Dan Carmody, Vice President for Global Mission and Identity at or 617-474-5018 to learn more about the program or to set up a time to meet.

At A Glance

Program: Rome Latin Seminar, The Paideia Institute

Location: Rome, Italy

Year Program Established: 2016

Type of Experience: Academic

Program Theme: Approximately one week

Group Size: 12-18 students 

Language Requirements: Enrolled in Latin