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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CUA Academic Level: 3. Junior
Internship Available: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite Housing Options: Residence Hall
Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 +
Program Advisor: Tonya Ohnstad Areas of Study: Architecture, Italian
Minimum GPA: 2.3
Program Description:

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CUArch Rome


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.


Student Voices

Hear reflections of Megan Mattaliano in her Rome experience!

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 10/15/2020 TBA TBA