Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Study Abroad

Spend the Summer in Rome

The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication’s annual SCO in Rome! study-abroad program will be held this summer from July 3 to 31, 2015.

The four-week program includes communications coursework, cultural activities, and extensive field trips.  Students will understand the history and role of media from the time of Julius Caesar to that of Silvio Berlusconi.  They visit popular destinations including the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Forum, and Vatican City.  Two weekend trips based in Sorrento and Florence (with day trips to Capri, Positano, Mt. Vesuvius, Pompeii, Naples, Venice, and Cinque Terre) are included.

“Our goal this summer is to go from better to best,” says Professor Randy Hillebrand, SCO in Rome!’s coordinator and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Radio, Television, Film. “It’s now been 26 ‘Hofstra Romans’ who have had the time of their lives.”

The program is open to students of all majors, and is one of eight study-abroad experiences available this summer to countries including Germany, China, France, and Spain.

Available courses for SCO in Rome! participants include RTVF 65 Roma Cinema Aperta and JRNL 180W International Journalism: Engaging Stateside Citizens.

Three general interest meetings in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication regarding this year’s program will be held on:

  • Wednesday, March 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Room 300
  • Wednesday, April 1 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Room 300
  • Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., room 141A

For more information regarding SCO in Rome!, contact Professor Randy Hillebrand at or visit


– By Jordan Heiden ’17


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