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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Laurence Stewart Program Type: CatholicU
Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Areas of Study: Architecture, Drama, History, Library & Information Science, Nursing, Philosophy, Theology
Minimum GPA: 2.3 Credits: 3, 6, 9
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Residence Hall
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:

FYE Rome Students

Rome Summer Institute

Introduction

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. Catholic University's Rome Summer Institute offers students an introduction to Italy's vibrant capital and its pivotal 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.
 

Eligibility

All students in good academic and disciplinary standing may attend the Rome Summer Institute. There are no current requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations or testing to enter Italy for US citizens per Italian law, but this can change at any point.  Please consult State Department Advisories, CDC Advisories, and Italian Government Advisories to find the most up to date information.  A few courses have specific requirements:

  • NURS 403 is limited to rising junior and senior nursing majors with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA, 2.75 science GPA, and no grade lower than B- in nursing courses.
Students from all universities are encouraged to apply.  If space is limited, Catholic University students will receive priority acceptance.

Academics

Catholic University hosts three different sessions over the summer, with each session providing one to three unique courses in a variety of subjects. Students may attend one session or both sessions, but may only enroll in a maximum of one course per session. The details for summer 2023 may be found below:

Session 1: Saturday, May 13 - Saturday, June 3, 2023
Session 2: Sunday, June 10 - Saturday, July 1, 2023

Summer Session I Courses

  • HIST 207R / ITAL 221 History of Rome
    Fulfills a Foundations of History requirement.
    This course provides an introduction into the 3,000 years of history of Rome, the Eternal City. It focuses on the main periods of the structures and developments of the city. The course consists of lectures, in-class discussions of required readings and primary sources, student presentations, and excursions to a few museums and sites in Rome.
    Instructor: Arpad Klimo
  
  • NURS 403 Nursing Research in Rome
    Required course for Nursing majors.
    Students learn about the process of nursing research and how to develop evidence-based solutions to clinical problems. Students will complete guided research on stress-reduction and coping, topics especially relevant in these turbulent times. Weekly site visits to health care facilities and other relevant locations in Rome will expand students’ awareness of multiculturalism and comparative healthcare systems.
    Instructor: Rebecca Roberts
 
  • PSY 282 / SSS 228 How Do We Create Mental Wellness? An International Approach
    This course will introduce students to how mental health is defined and promoted in different cultures. The focus of the course will be for students to explore how within the Italian culture mental health is promoted across all levels of society and systems. Through visits to community organizations that seek to promote wellness, students will experience the multitude of ways that Italians seek to support individuals, families, and communities. They will also design their own program that will promote mental health within a segment of the population, which could be on an individual or group level, and should be focused on a population that might be particularly vulnerable with regards to mental health, due to their age, experiences of racism/discrimination, an aspect of their identity, or other life circumstances.
    Instructor: Melissa Grady
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Summer Session II Courses

Fulfills the Explorations in Literature requirement
This course offers a comparative study of the Greco-Roman and Germanic mythologies with a brief introduction to their shared Indo-European origins, and their reception in literature and art across centuries. The course is based on discussions of key literary sources (e.g., Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Snorri’s Prose Edda, the Poetic Edda) and representations of myths and legends in the visual arts. Taught in the city of Rome, it will explore the unique position of Rome at the crossroads of religious and cultural traditions and the concept of interpretatio romana, and take advantage of the museums and sites of the city. The course will highlight the following themes: foundation stories; heroes vs. monsters; and extraordinary women.
Instructor: Lilla Kopar
 
  • CLAS 318R Art & Architecture of Ancient Rome
    Fulfills the Explorations in Fine Arts requirement
    This course offers students an introduction to Roman art that is topographic, architectural, and historical in nature. In our study of Rome, we focus on developments in architecture, painting, sculpture, and urban growth in the city. While our survey is limited to antiquity, it is understood that Rome’s modern urban fabric is profoundly affected by the events of the ancient period, so this course also intends to facilitate your understanding of the modern city.
    Instructor: Crispin Corrado
 
  • MGT 390R International Business in Rome
    Italy is an ideal laboratory for studying international business. It is a global hub - from traded goods to professional services to finance - and a historical epicenter of the global economy from the Roman Empire through Marco Polo to today. Leverage Italy as a lab, this course provides a foundation in International Business and highlights the opportunities and challenges facing managers looking to compete and succeed in a global marketplace. We begin at a broad-level by exploring systematic ways to understand diverse institutional environments, then apply these insights to the enormous complexities and organizational tensions inherent in coordinating activities worldwide, fostering innovation and cross-national learning, and interacting with employees and partners from diverse cultures. Special attention is paid to “grand” challenges and opportunities for global managers.
    Instructor: Anthony Cannizzaro

 

Accommodation & Meals

The Catholic University Rome Center is located on Via Garibaldi in the heart of the Trastevere district of Rome. Students are housed in doubles, triples, and quads, with a limited number of singles available upon request for an additional fee. Pillows, pillow cases, bed sheets, and blankets are provided for every resident, as is a partial meal plan and access to laundry machines. Residence hall staff are available 24/7 - at all times for emergencies and during the day for general assistance. Visit the Rome website for more information about dorm life.
 

Finances

Students and parents are advised to discuss the expected costs of study abroad programs during the application process. Budget sheets are available at the top of the page and linked below as well. Students are charged a program fee and standard Catholic University tuition rates for 3, 6, or 9 credits. The budget sheets give an idea of the total amount students will need to budget for including transportation, meals, and other assorted costs. 

Scholarships

Catholic University students applying to this program are encouraged to apply to available scholarships on the Office of Education Abroad’s scholarships website.
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2023 06/03/2023
NOTE: Session II will run June 10 - July 1, 2023

** 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.