World Civilizations



9 Days


On-Ground Program Price

*Airfare is not included in the price

$2,440 – Ratio 10-14:1


Single Room Supplement – $630*


*Price for Single Room stands as an estimate until booking is finalized.



March 8 – 16, 2024

Program includes

  • 7 Nights of Accommodation
    1. 2-4 people per room for participants, each with their own bed and ensuite bathroom
    2. Single for faculty with ensuite bathroom
    3. Free wifi and daily continental breakfast
  • All Ground Transportation 
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners 
  • Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Full Time On Site Program Director Available 24/7 in case of Emergencies 
  • 24/7 On-Ground Emergency Support
  • SAA’s Mandatory Health Insurance* (see next page) 
  • SAA’s $5m Liability Insurance (COI available upon request)
  • Tips & Gratuities

Program highlights

  • Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum
  • Circus Maximus & Theater of Marcellus                             
  • Basilica San Clemente Underground Tour
  • Baths of Caracalla
  • Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Day Trip to Tivoli
  • Hadrian’s Villa
  • Villa d’Este
  • Gelateria Fassi Tour and Tasting
  • Pasta and Tiramisu Making


DAY 1 – DEPARTURE – Friday, March 8

Depart Home for Rome, Italy


DAY 2 – ROME – Saturday, March 9

Arrive in Rome, Italy

Airport Transfer 

Check-in, Relax & Refresh
Orientation Walking Tour – The group will become oriented with their neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc. 

Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – 

See the historical attraction of the neighborhood with a stroll through the eternal city.

Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets. 


DAY 3 – ROME –  Sunday, March 10

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Historical & Cultural Walking Tour – Bernini’s Ecstasy, 4 Fountains Crossroad, Quirinale, Piazza Navona,, Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps.

Pantheon: Explore the best-preserved monument of ancient Rome. The Pantheon, built between 25 and 27 B.C., is the only ancient Roman building that has remained nearly intact through the centuries. 

Gelateria Fassi Tour & Tasting – A visit to the Laboratory of this traditional homemade gelateria from 1880, followed by a tasting of their best creations.


DAY 4 – ROME – Monday, March 11

Breakfast & Day Briefing 

Guided Tour Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum – After visiting the most iconic monument of Italy, the Colosseum, the group will explore the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum: the largest archeological area of Rome, the ancient city center. It hosts temples, triumph arches and basilicas from the Roman Kingdom (8th century BC) to the Byzantine Empire (6th century AD).

Lunch Break

Circus Maximus & Theater of Marcellus 

DAY 5 – ROME – Tuesday, March 12

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica – The museum displays works from the immense collection amassed by popes throughout the centuries including several of the most renowned Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. 

Lunch Break

Pasta and Tiramisù Cooking Class – Learn how to make handmade pasta, and tiramisu at a family-run restaurant in Rome and sit down to savor the rewards of your efforts after the class.


DAY 6 – ROME – Wednesday, March 13

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Basilica San Clemente Underground Tour – Basilica di San Clemente is a fascinating underground site with ancient Roman, early Christian and Medieval art and architecture. 

Lunch Break

Baths of Caracalla – The Baths of Caracalla were the city’s second largest Roman public baths, or thermae. 

DAY  7 – ROME – Thursday, March 14

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Train or Bus to Tivoli (approx. 1 hour)

Hadrian’s Villa – Hadrian’s Villa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the ruins and archaeological remains of a large villa complex built c. AD 120 by Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Lunch Break

Villa d’Este – The Villa d’Este is a 16th-century villa, famous for its terraced hillside Italian Renaissance garden and especially for its profusion of fountains. It is now an Italian state museum, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Return to Rome


DAY 8 – ROME – Friday, March 15

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Free day in Rome


Villa Borghese This is one of the world’s most beautiful art museum hosting the works of extraordinary artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, Canova and Raffaello. 

MAXXIThe first Italian public museum devoted to contemporary creativity, arts and arc

Capitoline Museum This is the oldest public museum in the world founded in 1471 by Sisto IV

Museo NazionaleVisit Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo, Terme Di Diocleziano, and Crypta Balbi for a full day immersion in the ancient roman times.

Ostia Antica Walking tour of Ostia Antica, Rome’s ancient port town, once bustling with sailors and merchants from all corners of the Roman Empire on this Ostia Antica Tour.  The Ostia Antica Archaeological site provides a virtual experience of Ancient Roman city life.

Farewell Dinner and Program Closing

DAY 9 – RETURN – Saturday, March 16

Breakfast & Day Briefing

Airport Transfer

Depart Rome, Italy for Home

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Payments Schedule

150 days prior to departure $500 is due and payable by Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

90 days prior to departure, the second payment in the amount of 50% of the remaining amount is due and payable by Saturday, December 9, 2023.

60 days prior to departure, the third and final payment in the amount of the remaining amount is due and payable by Monday, January 8, 2024.

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