From the wonders of Ancient Rome to the sweet buzzing of contemporary Roman society, the "Eternal City" is rich in history and culture unlike anywhere else in the world. The CUA Rome Flagship program offers students an introduction to the vibrant existence of the Italian capital and its role in the development of Western civilization. Students have the opportunity to experience and participate in the past, present, and perhaps future of one of humanity's greatest millennial cities.
Academics & Curriculum
Participants should expect to study the city in depth from the perspective of different disciplines as site visits are an essential component of courses. The curriculum includes 12 credits of architecture course work, plus one optional theology and religious studies or Italian language course. Students have the additional opportunity to participate in cultural field trips, which have in the past included seeing an Opera, visiting a buffalo mozzarella farm, and attending a Papal Mass.
Accommodation & Meals
Architecture students stay in the campus residence halls and have access to laundry, air conditioning, heating, and free wifi. Most students will share a bedroom with one or two other classmates, though single room accommodations may be available for an additional fee. Pillows, pillow cases, bed sheets, and blankets are provided for every resident, as is a partial meal plan. Residence hall staff are available at all times for emergencies and during the day for general assistance.
Students looking for a budget sheet with an estimation of expenses can find that information here
Hear reflections of Megan Mattaliano
in her Rome experience!