The Catholic University of America

Via Garibaldi, 28
00153 Rome
Telephone: +39 06 5656.7904
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The Rome campus of CUA is located in central Rome, about a 15 minute walk from either St. Peter’s Basilica or historic Piazza Navona. This one semester program, offered in the fall as well as the spring, is designed to immerse students in the city of Rome and allow them to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know Italian life and culture. In addition to Italian language, students take courses in disciplines that enrich their Rome experience: history, theology, art history, philosophy, etc. The courses and class trips help students to understand Italy and Rome in both its historical and contemporary dimensions. Throughout the semester there are optional activities that explore additional cultural dimensions and the various spiritual aspects of life in Rome. During the semester in Italy, students will be challenged both personally and academically in the courses and in the program activities. They will be rewarded with a deeper understanding of themselves, of Rome, and of western culture.