Imagining Rome program cancelled for summer 2020

In response to the challenges posed by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Cornell University and the School of Continuing Education (SCE) have been monitoring the Travel Warnings and Advisories posted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Unfortunately, the CDC has raised Italy’s status to "Warning Level 3: Avoid Nonessential Travel." In keeping with the directives outlined by the Provost, all Cornell-run programs in Italy are now suspended until further notice and the Imagining Rome summer 2020 program is cancelled.

Cornell SCE is working to help students continue their studies and meet their academic goals. See summer study options for students impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.