Pandemic Message

Pandemic Update: For updates on the current status of each opportunity, please contact the Advisor listed, or for courses, check the linked Class Roster page.


Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2020
    May 24, 2020 to June 19, 2020

Cornell Affiliations:

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE), Architecture, Art and Planning, Arts and Sciences


Opportunity Description

Study writing or studio art in the heart of Rome

In this program, the living and historic city of Rome will provide inspiration as you develop your own writing or studio art projects.

You'll draw from the architecture, art, and spatial design of the city as well as from the poetry, fiction, memoirs, and letters of writers, painters, and sculptors who have lived in or visited Rome.

Many of the writing and studio art assignments are made in association with site visits that all students and faculty make together in and near Rome.

Courses are taught in English, at a teaching facility near Cornell student residences, where you'll share an apartment with several other students.

You'll enroll for six (or, with permission, seven) credits of study, and each of the courses counts toward the 120 credits that Cornell undergraduate students must earn for graduation and may also fulfill requirements for electives, distribution requirements, the major, or a minor in creative writing, English, or fine arts.


Stan Taft, Associate Professor of Art.

Michael Koch, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English.

Stephanie Vaughn, Program Director, Professor of English.