Pompeii is among the most famous archaeological sites in the world. It is also a convenient base for group excursions to Naples, Mt. Vesuvius, and other archaeological sites (towns that suffered the same fate as Pompeii). Likewise, in their free time students can explore Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast.
The last four days or so will be in Rome, a city whose captivating charm goes hand in hand with its centrality for Western art, history, philosophy, religion--the list goes on and on.
For most of the program, the students will be based in Pompeii. They will spend the last four days in Rome. Hotel Navona is where the students from the Florence program facilities, centrally located (the Pantheon is right around the corner), and the management has a long history of working with JMU.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Students will stay mainly in hotels for the duration of the program. Some meals will be provided (several lunches or dinners per week). Some group meals will be provided.
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
In addition to the oIP application, students are required to attend a interview with the program director.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and hold a Sophomore standing or above.