Terms of Travel
All costs are based upon lowest current rates unless stated. Airfare and student tuition rates are subject to change. A group rate for airfare is offered through UTEP’s travel agency. Students are not required to travel with the group, but certain scholarship funds will not be available if student purchases airfare outside of UTEP’s travel agency.
Room rates are per person for a total of 14 nights (unless otherwise specified). Room rates have been negotiated for the entire group, and all students must stay in group accommodations.
Student attendance is required at all daily class meetings on campus and in Italy. Outside of scheduled class activities, students are free to explore Rome and experience life there.
All travel expenses are listed below and payment plans are available to pay travel expenses ahead of time. Tuition is not part of the travel expenses and must be made to the university. Financial Aid can be used to pay course fees if applicable, (please speak to a Financial Aid representative to find out if you are eligible).
Program Expenses/Fees: $1,950.00
Site and museum entrance fees
Expenses are estimated based on 1 European Euro at current market conversion rate.
Flight (estimated amount, price subject to change): $1,600.00 (+/-)
Tuition (Tuition may be paid by Financial Aid if eligible): $948.01 per 3-credit hour course x 2 courses = $1,896.02
Maymester (Rome, Italy) 3-credit hours
Summer 1 (on campus) 3-credit hours
Breakfast is included in your hotel accommodations and program fees but other meal costs (lunch and dinner) are not included in the estimated Program Fees because students meal habits will differ.
To enroll in the Layers of Rome course a $500 deposit is required to hold a place in the class. Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis and assigned by the Humanities Program staff. The course is limited to 12 spaces. Students can make payments through a special website link established by the Study Abroad Office. Starting in the fall, students will be able to pay their total cost in 5 payments ($500 deposit and four payments of $350 each). All payments must be made and the total cost paid by the end of the spring semester.
The Humanities Program, Study Abroad office and the Liberal Arts Dean’s office provides scholarship funds of up to $1,000.00 as a reimbursement to help with some of the cost of the program. Call or email the Humanities program for more details on the $1,000.00 scholarship.
In addition the Study Abroad provides other scholarship opportunities. To learn more about study abroad scholarship opportunities click HERE.
If you are eligible for Financial Aid you may also apply your aid to the tuition cost of the program. Because the program is during the summer and is a 6-credit course, students can apply financial aid to their tuition cost if they qualify. To find out more information on study abroad and financial aid click HERE.
Applying for passports at the U.S. post office: All students traveling abroad are required to have a valid passport. Passports for United States citizens can be purchased at the main U.S. Post Office or at the Westside Post Office on Remcon Road. Applications should be completed at least twelve weeks before traveling to allow for processing time.
Applying for passports on campus: The UTEP Office of International Programs located at 203 Union East is now an Application Acceptance Facility for both new and renewal U. S. Passports (The same services are also offered at the U.S. post office). Should you need to call, they can be reached at: (915) 747-5664.
Their hours of operation are as follows:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday–Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
To apply for a passport you will need to provide the following:
- (2) 2x2 passport photos
- Proof of citizenship-certified certificate of birth or naturalization certificate
- (2) checks or money orders, one made out for $110.00 (adults) or $80 (for children under age 16), and the other made out for the $25 processing fee. Cash is NOT accepted.
Applicants also have the option of applying online at: www.uspassportnow.com
*Applicants are advised to apply at least 12 weeks in advance to allow for processing time.
Other Helpful Study Abroad Information click HERE.