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About January in Rome
Celebrate the start of the new year in the Mediterranean sun! With temperatures during the day reaching a mild 54 degrees, you'll comfortably make your way around Rome to explore markets, monuments, and museums. The three-week International Political Economy class, perfect to fulfill an elective or business requirement, will examine the role of government in the production, distribution, and consumption of resources. With activities included, such as a trip to an organic winery, your time in Rome will be further enhanced and even more memorable.
Academics at January in Rome
International Political Economy
(3 U.S. semester credit hours)
This course explores theoretical issues and illustrative case studies related to the international political economy. You will examine ways domestic and international politics affect relations between states by examining the role of government in the production, distribution, and consumption of resources — from prosecco to face masks. You will also learn to apply core concepts and theories in international political economy to case studies on migration, trade policy, and more. Class materials will be specific to Italy, contextualized within Europe, and applicable to global scenarios. With three United Nations agencies headquartered in Rome, your learning will benefit from a vibrant situational laboratory.
To make the most of your three weeks in Rome, IFSA takes your learning outside the classroom with multiple co-curricular activities each week – designed to explore how political economies are shaped over time and international decisions can have very real local impacts. These experiences may include:
- A visit to the Colosseum and the Forum to discuss ancient Roman life and politics.
- A day trip to an organic winery on the outskirts of Rome with a discussion of import and export trade.
- A meeting with representations of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization.
- A meeting with hotel and tour agencies to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 policies.
- An outing to a non-profit refugee center and immigrant-run grocery store.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. credit system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost.
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