Jay Grossi


Position Title
Continuing Lecturer in Italian

513 Sproul

Education and Degree(s):

  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley


Professor Grossi has been teaching Italian language and culture at UC Davis since 1994.

Summer abroad in Rome, Italy 2020:

"I have been faculty leader of the UC Davis Rome summer abroad program, Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City, since 2007. The students who participate on this program and I stay in the historic center of Rome near Circus Maximus; during our stay, every morning Monday-Friday we do a walking tour of the Eternal City visiting historical sites, such as St. Peters, Villa Borghese, the Roman Forum, etc.; in the afternoon Monday-Thursday the students attend class where I teach them about Roman (and Italian) history and culture. In addition, there will be the following visits outside of Rome: a day trip to Tarquinia, north of Rome to visit the Etruscan tombs, a visit to the ancient Roman port of Ostia Antica, a visit to Renaissance Villa D’Este east of Rome and a three-day trip to the Amalfi Coast where we visit Pompeii and other historical sites in this region. I have found my thirteen years as faculty leader a very rewarding experience, and I hope to make 2020 an even better experience for my students!"

Program dates for 2020 are June 21 through July 18.

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