See, Sketch, Shoot - Summer in Rome

with Orange Coast College
June 12 - July 12, 2022

Immerse yourself in experiential learning...

Spend the Summer in Rome studying photography with Accent Global Learning and the Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College). Attend  photography courses with visiting faculty at the Accent Study Center, as well as with visits and lectures throughout Rome. Explore Roman historical and cultural sites, monuments, museums and galleries, as Rome becomes an extension of your classroom. Participants on the Summer in Rome Program live in double or triple rooms in shared student apartments within a student residence. The Accent Rome Study Center provides support and guidance to students studying abroad.

Chris Kerins has been teaching Art and Architecture at Orange Coast College for the past 11 years focusing on illustration, drawing and watercolor. Additionally, he has taught at Brooks College and UCLA, where he also received his MFA in Design for theater and opera.

Jonathan Fletcher has been an instructor at Orange Coast College’s School of Photography for 17 years and continues to teach photography at several local colleges. He received his BA from UC Santa Barbara, and holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Boston. His photographs are held in collections throughout the country.

The Summer in Rome Program is open to students who are at least 18 years of age at the time of application. Program space is limited. Students should complete the online application with the $250 non-refundable first payment as soon as possible. Upon receipt of your application and first payment, Orange Coast College and Accent will provide you with additional application and enrollment forms. Applications must be received by April 1, 2022. Beyond April 1, limited enrollment is allowed when space permits.

The Summer in Rome Program is offered for transferable college credit through Orange Coast College. Orange Coast College, an accredited California Community College, will provide a transcript upon request for the coursework completed overseas. Generally courses are transferable to the University of California and California State University systems. Please verify the transferability of courses with your advisor or registrar before you apply.

ART A120 Beginning Drawing or Art A 124 Advanced Drawing (3 units)
These classes offered by Chris Kerins are designed for the beginning and intermediate student. With Italy as our classroom, we will walk the streets of Rome and other Italian cities to find our subjects while learning the basic elements of shape, volume, and perspective. The technical application of diverse drawing materials will include charcoal, graphite, ink, and watercolor media to create illusionistic space and form. As part of class, we will visit museums and other areas of culture in the region. (UC/CSU)

Photo A100 Basic Digital Photography (2 units)
Instructor Jonathan Fletcher will offer this introductory course that is designed to help the photo enthusiast increase their visual literacy, increase knowledge of the historic use of photographs in all aspects of society, and to take better pictures. A practical foundation in the use of digital cameras will be introduced, including exposure, composition, lighting, color, as well as, current methodology of image processing. (CSU)

With all of Rome as your subject, assignments will be designed to explore and experience the region and its history. Course-related visits within Rome include the National Roman Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Galleria Borghese, Capitoline Museums, Vatican, Colosseum/Roman Forum, Baths of Diocletian, Trajan’s Market, Piazza San Pietro, Piazza dei Fori, Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Campidoglio, Pantheon, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Visits are chosen based on the academic curriculum and are subject to change.

Cultural learning is an integral part of the program. Students participate in a cultural activity series that offers free or inexpensive activities that may vary from sports events to lectures on local customs. The program includes one cultural event such as a ballet or concert performance as well as one cooking class. Excursions included in the program are one day trip to Tivoli and Villa d’Este, a two-day/one-night excursion to Orvieto as well as a three-day/two-night excursion to Sorrento/Capri/Pompeii. Excursions include transportation, accommodation, guides, and entry fees. Excursions are chosen based on the academic curriculum and are subject to change.

Application due: with first payment
Final payment due: April 1
Departure from U.S.: June 11
Arrival in Rome: June 12
Overseas orientation: June 13
Classes begin: June 14
National Holiday: June 29
Return to U.S.: July 12

Program Price: $3,930

  • Double/triple room in shared student apartments in a student residence, double/triple rooms on excursions
  • One-day visit to Tivoli and Villa d'Este including transport and entries
  • Two-day/one-night excursion to Orvieto, including transportation, accommodation, and entries
  • Three-day/two-night excursion to Sorrento/Capri/Pompeii, including transportation, accommodation, guide, and entries
  • One cooking class
  • One cultural event such as a performance of ballet, opera, or classical music
  • Visits led by the program leader to major museums and other cultural sites in and around Rome
  • Welcome and farewell meals
  • Pre-departure and overseas orientation program
  • Rome transit pass
  • Overseas information and resource center with Accent Rome on-site staff
  • Transfers from and to Rome airport for group flight participants (based on a minimum of 10 group flight participants)

  • Round-trip airfare
  • The Coast Community College District tuition and fees
  • Optional $150 single room supplement
  • Personal expenses, passports, visas, books, and anything not listed as included
  • Meals other than those listed
  • Required CCCD medical insurance (see description below)
  • Travel and personal property insurance

Students may choose to live in double/triple or single rooms in shared student apartments within a student residence. Single rooms in shared apartments are limited, are not guaranteed, and require a supplement of $150. During the overnight excursions students will be in either double/ triple rooms in two star hotels. Housing is provided from the first day of the program (June 12, 2022).

All participants must check in at the designated arrival point on June 12, 2022 between 9am and 5pm (Note: most transatlantic flights arrive one day after their departure date). Accent will organize an optional round-trip group flight from Los Angeles. Group flight participants will be met at the airport in Rome and transferred to their housing. Group flight participants returning to the U.S. on the group return date will receive transportation to the Rome airport (group flight and airport transfers are based on a minimum of 10 group flight participants). Students enrolled in the Summer in Rome Program will receive detailed optional group flight information approximately four months prior to departure. Airfare is not included in the program fee. All participants will receive a Rome transit pass.

Academic credit for this program is awarded by Orange Coast College or Golden West College. A $46 per unit enrollment fee must be paid to CCCD at the time of registration. Nonresidents of California pay $214 per unit. Fees are set by the State of California and are subject to change. For more information, please contact Chris Kerins, Program Coordinator, 714.432.5186

All program participants are required to purchase short-term outbound study abroad medical insurance through an approved District insurance provider. Program participants can find further information on the required study abroad medical insurance on the CCCD web site. Program participants must purchase this study abroad medical insurance no less than 60 days prior to program departure. Failure to purchase the required study abroad medical insurance shall prevent student from participating in the study abroad program.

The health and wellbeing of all students, faculty and staff are paramount to Accent Global Learning. Accent has worked with a Medical Advisor following WHO and local health authority guideline to put protocols in place. Students will learn about COVID-19 related protocols, health resources and local regulations through pre-departure materials and in on-site orientations.

All participants are encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Many European sites, restaurants, museums and other venues require proof of vaccination in order to enter.
Should a participant test positive for COVID-19, they will be required to self-quarantine in program housing at the student's expense.

Payment Schedule

Non-refundable first payment – $250
Final payment due April 1, 2022 – $3,680

The payment schedule is the applicant’s contractual obligation. Failure to make each payment when due shall automatically cancel participant from the program one week after payment due date. All payments are effective the day they are received by the Accent U.S. Office. Accent, in its sole discretion, may reinstate an applicant subject to availability of space and late enrollment fees. Accent charges a $30 bounced check fee for each check received that is not promptly paid by your bank in the normal course of business. The program price is based on 20 participants, the price may change depending on final enrollment.


Cancellation Fees:
73 days or more prior to start of program – $250
50 to 72 days prior to start of program – $1,000
30 to 49 days prior to start of program – $1,500
15 to 29 days prior to start of program – $2,000
0 to 14 days prior to start of program – No Refund
All cancellations must be made in writing to Accent and the Coast Community College District and are effective the date of receipt by Accent. Participants are liable for payments until written cancellation is received by Accent.
Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended, this link provides a summary on the different types of trip cancellation insurance available. Please take the time to evaluate your options.
Before the start date of the program, should CCCD’s protocols deem necessary to cancel the program for any health or safety reasons, Accent Global Learning will refund recoverable program costs only.

Accent Global Learning, and not the Coast Community College District, is responsible for all travel arrangements and any liability arising therefrom. The Coast Community College District is NOT liable for any damages arising out of the services described herein, including, but not limited to any promises or representations, whether expressed or implied. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to in any way bind the District, the District Governing Board, any of their agents, employees or representatives to any promises, obligations, covenants or duties whether expressed or implied herein.
Accent Global Learning is not responsible for the academic segment of the program except as specified in the contract between Accent and the Coast Community College District. Nor is Accent responsible for airline delays of any kind, or for expenses or loss incurred as a result of such delays. With regard to transportation/travel, regardless of the type of vehicle, Accent acts for the passenger as agent only. Accent assumes no liability for accident, injury, damage, or loss in any vehicle, or as a result of default by any person or company engaged in transporting the passenger. CST #1013432-40.

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