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TTU College of Arts and Sciences - Education and Creative Writing in Rome

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Terms, Dates & Field of Study

Term: Maymester

Start Date: May 12, 2022

End Date: June 8, 2022

Deadline: February 1, 2022

Field of Study

  • Creative Writing

Program Term(s): Maymester

Budget Sheets :

Location(s), Eligibility Requirements


  • Rome, Italy

Language of Instruction(s)

  • English

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Minimum Classification

  • Sophomore

Language Level Required Prior to Program:

0 semesters

Faculty Leader

  • John Poch

Additional Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccination required by program

Additional Details

Program Type: TTU Faculty-Led

Housing Options

  • Apartment

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Group Advising Session

Scholarship Available: Military and Veteran Program (MVP) Aid Available, Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship

Program Overview

COVID-19 Vaccination Required

While Texas Tech does not require COVID-19 vaccination to participate on a study abroad program, some programs, host countries and/or regions do require vaccination. This program requires vaccination in order to participate. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with all program, host country, and/or regional vaccination regulations. Failure to comply with vaccination regulations may result in, but is not limited to, financial penalty, denial of entry into the country and/or region, and/or dismissal from the program.
Creative Writing - Rome

Who wants to study abroad in Rome?  Actually, who doesn’t?! 
TTU Professor John Poch will lead you on a dynamic one-month course in The Eternal City. Rome, without a doubt, is one of the most important, historic, cultural, and beautiful cities in the world. The food, the art, and architecture are without compare. While you immerse yourself in the beauty of Rome and other Italian locales, you’ll be earning credit toward your TTU degree.
This course is a hands-on class in Creative Writing (primarily poetry-3 credit hours) and a month you will never forget. Included in this modest course fee is: Housing in Rome, Classroom/Facility Fee, Orientation, Survival Italian language class, Day trip to Spoleto, Day trip to Gubbio, Guided tour of the Roman Forum, Guided tour of the Coliseum, Guided tour of the Vatican, Numerous walking tours of the city to view churches, architecture, art, culture, etc., and Group Meals.
Some weekends will be open so you can travel on your own to other cities in Italy like Florence, Siena, Perugia, or Venice, or to other cities in Europe. Or just keep exploring Rome. You won’t run out of things to do. Of all your TTU experiences to come, this is likely to be the most defining and memorable.


  • ENGL 2351: Creative Writing
  • EDTP 1100: Teach Like Your Hair is on Fire


  • Additional expenses include tuition, fees, travel expenses, and more


  • Lodging
  • Guided Tours
  • In country transportation
  • Cultural activities
  • On-site orientation
  • Several group meals


  • TTU tuition and fees
  • Some meal money
  • Airfare to/from Italy
  • Personal spending money
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
  • Mandatory insurance ($2.57/day)


  • All TTU students


Dr. John Poch - English
Dr. James Durham - Education