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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CUA Areas of Study: Architecture, Art History, English, Greek and Latin, History, Italian, Philosophy, Politics, Theology
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Credits: 15 + Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:

Salvation within a Square

CUA Rome with Loyola


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

This liberal-arts intensive program focuses on the history and culture of Rome. The curriculum includes one required Italian language course. Participants should expect to study the city in depth from the perspective of different disciplines as site visits are an essential component of most courses. Additionally, students have the 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. Overnight educational excursions may be offered for an additional fee; destinations vary by semester.

Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here. Information on course materials, such as books, is also available.

Accommodation & Meals

A homestay experience is the ideal choice for students wishing to immerse themselves in Italian culture and language. Students with host families often express a great sense of fulfillment. These students enjoy sharing family meals in the evening, seeing local neighborhoods, learning authentic cooking styles, and speaking more Italian.

Students interested in learning more about homestays and host families can find information here.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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