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  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I attended the Duke in Rome program, and it is definitely an experience that opened my eyes to the vast and diverse nature of the world. Our course focused on ancient Rome, and we traveled to over 17 cities in southern Italy to examine the various sites…

  • Credit: Jasmine Judge
  • Major: International Comparative Studies
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy
  • 2,000 years

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    When I first saw the Pantheon, I was struck by its perfection. A marvelous combination of Roman engineering and architecture, it has spectacularly survived 2,000 years of wars, fires, and earthquakes on top of natural weathering. The Pantheon is perhaps the best embodiment of the architectural legacies…

  • Credit: Yifan Song
  • Major: Economics and History
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I think some of the best moments of Duke in Rome were seeing things that I only thought I would ever see in textbooks. Being there, seeing a beautiful place like Sant'Ivo...it amazed me that a mortal could create something like this. And it made me realize…

  • Credit: Chelsea Bright
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Students on the Duke in Rome 2011 Summer Program enjoy a well-earned pizza lunch after exploring Herculaneum, one of the cities covered by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The delicious and plentiful food was one highlight of the program. We needed it! There was a…

  • Credit: Mary T. Boatwright
  • Major: Program Instructor
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy, Rome, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I was fortunate enough to spend four weeks in Italy this summer with the Duke in Rome program. It was my first glimpse of Europe-the heart of all the art history I had spent years looking at in textbooks. I discovered my affinity for museums and stood…

  • Credit: Joy Liu
  • Major: Public Policy
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy, Rome, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    In the summer of 2009, I had to opportunity to participate in the Duke in Rome program! I had a wonderful experience. After the four weeks were over, I felt like I had really seen everything Rome had to offer, from ruins to churches to museums.

    One…

  • Credit: Kaitlyn Sanders
  • Major: Religion
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy, Rome, summer
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    This group photo of Duke in Rome 2011 was taken right before we went *under* St. Peter's basilica in Rome! We began our exploration of that magnificent structure by visiting the "tomb of St. Peter" and other tombs of ancient Rome that were buried but preserved by…

  • Credit: Mary T. Boatwright
  • Major: Program Instructor
  • Tags: Duke in Rome, Italy, Rome, summer
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