Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2019

Housing Options:


Cornell Affiliations:

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


Opportunity Description

Imagining Rome: Art Studio and Creative Writing Workshops in Italy is a Cornell University summer study abroad program. It is designed for both Cornell students and students of other institutions, at any level of expertise, interested in studying writing or studio art at Cornell's teaching facility in the historic city center of Rome.

Courses are taught in English, at a teaching facility near the Cornell student apartments.

The program allows participants to enroll for six (or, with permission, seven) credits of specialized study at the introductory, intermediate, or advanced undergraduate level. Students enrolling in introductory courses are assumed to have no experience in the field. The program also offers independent study options in writing or in studio art for graduate students.

The syllabi for the courses are designed to take advantage of the text that the city of Rome itself offers. Students will also study the architecture, sculpture, painting, and spatial design of the city as well as the culture of Rome as expressed in its visual art and in the poetry, fiction, memoirs, and letters of writers, painters, and sculptors who have lived in Rome or visited there.


Stan Taft, Associate Professor of Art.

Michael Koch, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English.

Stephanie Vaughn, Program Director, Professor of English.