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SMU-in-Rome-Paris: History: Rome of the Emperors, Paris of the Kings

Friends, Romans, countrymen.  We will stand where Marc Antony delivered his eulogy for Julius Caesar and march where gladiators soaked in the roar of the Roman audience.  In Rome, we will learn about the ancient city and its many peoples, many religions, many innovations in engineering and architecture, and its importance for the rest of world history.

In Paris, we will climb up to the gargoyles of Notre Dame, admire the unicorn tapestries, and stroll in the golden halls and gardens of the sun king, Louis XIV, at Versailles.  From the cathedral of St. Denis to the Louvre museum, the city will be our classroom as we exam how this great capital became preeminent in art, literature, politics and history until the French Revolution.



SMU-in-Rome-Paris: is a 4-week study abroad program that begins in Rome, Italy and ends in Paris, France. Together, our studies in Rome and Paris will reveal the rich tapestry of history, from the origins of Western civilization to the present. Our program allows students to explore and enjoy the many attractions of two of Europe’s most entrancing cities. 

Fact Sheet

Summer 2018 Program Dates:
May 17 - June 10
Students should leave for Rome, Italy:

May 16

Students may return from Paris, France:
June 10
Program Directors:

Kathleen Wellman

Melissa Dowling

SMU Abroad Application Cycle: November 15 - February 1
Deposit Deadline: February 15
Language of Instruction: English
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
Minimum Class Standing:
*Please note that the flight between Rome and Paris is included in program fees.