European Honors Program

Ezio Genovesi, Director, European Honors Program
Piazza Cenci 56, Rome, Italy 00186

Paola Dematte, Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture
Chief Critic July 2018-June 2019

RISD Global
20 Washington Place, room 321

The European Honors Program (EHP), founded in 1960, hosts highly motivated and self-directed juniors and seniors for a term of study in Rome. Housed in the Palazzetto Cenci, a 16th century palace, the EHP offers students the opportunity to study art and design within walking distance of the Vatican, Pantheon, Colosseum, and Roman Forum. The EHP is two terms of twenty-one weeks each: July-December and January-June.

The Chief Critic is the academic authority responsible for all academic and program direction and decisions – this position is equivalent in stature to Department Head. The Chief Critic also serves as academic mentor and studio critic to the students in residence. The EHP Committee reviews applications in the spring semester of the year preceding the fall and spring appointments. The Provost, on the advice of the EHP Committee, appoints the Chief Critic. A stipend, shipping expenses, round trip flight to Rome and an apartment are some of the attendant perks for the position.

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