The DePaul University Rome program offers students the opportunity of living in Rome for three months, while pursuing a regular course schedule. Students have the opportunity to experience and participate in the culture and society of Italy. The program is designed as an introduction to the rich culture and history of Rome and of its place in the development of Western culture. During the fall, students will study the language, art, history, religious background, and various monuments of this fascinating city. Beyond their core and elective courses offered in English, students attend language classes at Italiaidea, which was founded in 1984 with the goal of providing innovative teaching of Italian to foreigners. Italiaidea is centrally located near the Spanish Steps. Rome is a city of beauty and history. It is filled with numerous historical and artistic sites including the Vatican Museum, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum. Above all, Rome offers endless opportunities for education and enjoyment that program participants will cherish for the rest of their lives.
The DePaul Summer Rome Program focuses on Italian cinema. Students study classic Italian films that have Rome as a main location and contemporary Italian films that are presented by the authors, directors or screenplayers.