Study Abroad with the University of Memphis in Italy

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CLAS 2481: Classic Mythology or CLAS 4791: Studies in Classics in Italy
With Professor Rita Pasqui of the University of Memphis

The ancient Greeks and Romans used storytelling to organize their thoughts, express their values, and understand their place on earth and in the universe. Material discussed in this course will include Greek and Roman myths of the creation of the world, the birth of the gods and their individual areas of expertise, and the crises, journeys, and challenges faced by heroes and heroines. Through our trips to Rome and possibly to other cities in Italy, you will be able to understand how generations of people have thought about these challenging, dangerous, and beautiful stories and have been inspired by them. If you have already taken CLAS 2481, you can take this course as CLAS 4791.

Aside from course content, students will have the opportunity experience the Italian culture through various field trips and activities. Some of these include:

Experience the Real Italy

Each semester, Ohio Wesleyan University students take advantage of the Umbra Institute’s beautiful location in historic Perugia, Italy. The close partnership between OWU and Umbra allows students to complete courses, taught in English, that count toward their degree. Courses are designed to use Perugia as a classroom and to give students ample time to travel elsewhere in Italy and Europe. 

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Live Like an Italian

All apartments are located walking distance from the Institute and the city’s many events and amenities. With panoramic views abound, the city invites exploration & discovery around every corner.

Apartments are fully equipped (WiFi included!) making it easy for you and your friends to plan a dinner in or to catch your next train or plane out of town, and explore pizzerias, trattorias, or coffee bars.

Being a university city, Perugia hosts events throughout the year—from Eurochocolate to the Umbria Jazz Festival. Whether attending one of Umbra’s workshops (ex. Travel Workshop) or events (ex. Wine Tasting), there is always something to do!



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