Study Economics at the U of A Rome Center in Italy this Summer

Study Economics at the U of A Rome Center in Italy this Summer
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An information session will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in WCOB 343.

Nestled in the heart of Rome, the University of Arkansas's Rome Center is the perfect study abroad opportunity during late May and June. Economics is oriented to being in Rome. Filling the pre-business core and the university core are ECON 2023 Principles of Micro and for non-business students ECON 2143 Basic Economics. Basic Econ is a combo micro and micro principles class. Either class can be coupled with fine arts, humanities, Italian, or other classes. For a full course list and to apply for this summer, visit

Students in the economics courses will study with David Gay, professor of economics. Gay understands the special nature of learning through study abroad programs. The courses focus on being in Italy: Rome and a side trip to Florence. Student referees are available for feedback, along with course evaluations.

Professor Gay has received five competitive fellowships from the International Center for Economic Research in Turin, Italy. He has also taught in Germany (Munich and Giessen), and Russia (Higher School of Economics, Moscow). 

Anchoring this study abroad program is its rich curriculum. Established in 1989, the U of A Rome Center has been a haven for arts and architecture study, but last summer the university expanded the curriculum to feature a variety of U of A core courses. With recent business core course additions, this program offers opportunities to Walton College students, as well as students across the campus who seek economics credits in their majors.

Funding is available for Walton College students (business majors and minors) through the Global Engagement Office.

For more information, contact Laura Moix at, Brian Poepsel at or Gay at


Susan E Anders, assistant director
Global Engagement Office


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