Legacies of Empires: Power and Diversity in Rome, Budapest and Istanbul

Rome, Italy

Next Offered
Winter 2014
Approximate Dates of Instruction
Application Deadline

NOTE REGARDING SECURITY CONCERNS IN ISTANBUL: The U.S. State Department has removed the Travel Safety Warning for Turkey. The UW takes the safety of its students very seriously. Should security problems arise in any of our program locations, we will make appropriate adjustments to our itinerary. 

The goal of this program is to reveal how our world of nation states is a very recent and fragile historical phenomenon. For many centuries, vast empires ruled and determined the lives and destinies of diverse peoples. Many of the ideas, ideals, ideologies and policies of the Roman, Byzantine, Hapsburg and Ottoman Empires are still relevant to understanding the often contradictory and unresolved issues of today’s world. This program will allow students to investigate these ideas and relationships in the sites where they once flourished.


CHID 471 - Empires: Cultural and Historical Legacies (5 credits)
CHID 471B - Power, Modernity, and Diversity (5 credits)
CHID 470 - Deconstructing Identities (5 credits)

Fulfills Requirements
CHID Cultural and Historical Engagement
CHID Power & Difference
SSc Credit
Total Program Fees

*This figure DOES include the CHID Admin fee of $300. On future programs, this fee may be listed separately.

*Please note that this does not include the UW Study Abroad fee ($300), airfare (about $1200, subject to when and where you buy your ticket), food ($15-30/day depending on your preferences), Study Abroad Insurance ($37/month) and personal spending money.

Make sure to read our Fees, Financing, and Withdrawal page for information on paying for your trip.