Italy, Rome

The Colosseum. St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican. The Pantheon. Instantly recognizable, absolutely incomparable: If you had to sum up Italy’s capital city with just one word, it would have to be “iconic.” When you study abroad in Rome with CEA, you’ll live and learn within walking distance of the centers of power that have shaped Western civilization for millennia. Not many opportunities can rival the experience of studying abroad in Rome. From art to architecture, fashion to food, Rome’s history and culture make it the ideal destination for students who wish to live in an influential city that’s long been a source of religious, political, and economic power.
CEA's Academic Center is in the vibrant Prati neighborhood, within walking distance of Vatican City, Castel Sant’Angelo, and other UNESCO World Heritage sites. This central location makes it easy to visit galleries, museums, art studios, local businesses, historic sites, food markets, and more—all designed to bring lessons taught in the classroom to life.

Explore complete Italy - Rome Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.

Academics

Our academic program is located at the CEA Study Abroad, Rome Global Campus (CEA). These facilities offer classroom, library, computer, and other academic resources. You will study alongside students from CSB+SJU and other U.S. and international universities. Courses are taught by distinguished professors from universities and colleges in Rome and take place in classrooms, at historical and archaeological sites, and in museums. In addition to CEA courses, all students will participate in the Study Abroad Seminar, taught by their faculty director, and an Italian culture and language course. Coursework will be offered in areas such as Art, Business, Cultural Studies, Finance, History, Management, Marketing, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology.

Courses:

Students on this program must take at least 16 credits.

REQUIRED FOR ALL STUDENTS:

  • COLG 385 - Study Abroad Seminar (4 cr) (CS, GL, EX) - Offered if Faculty-Led
  • Italian Language (4 cr) 

ELECTIVE COURSE OPTIONS (Select 8-9 credits)

For course descriptions and more information, refer to the course list links above and the CSBSJU-Global Portal. To explore study abroad course options and how they work with the Integrations Curriculum, Common Curriculum, and departmental requirements, checkout our new CGE Study Abroad Course Database. 

Internship

All students on this program have the opportunity to complete a 4 credit, 160-hour pre-professional, field-based internship.  These personalized internship placements are available in English and Italian, and are coupled with an internship course that includes face-to-face career coaching and self-directed course content, activities, and assignments.  The work environments available to CEA interns cater to a variety of majors and include the various business sectors, not-for-profit, political, public sector and creative organizations. Develop practical skills in fields such as Accounting, Advertising, Agriculture, Anthropology, Arts, Broadcasting, Business Management, Communication, Culture, Data Management, Design, Education, Environmental Studies, Exercise, Finance, Food Science, Health, Hospitality, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Technology, Museum Studies, NGO & Development, Non Profit Administration, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social Sciences, Social Services, Sports Science, and Tourism.  Through CEA's internship placements, you will build professional skills, increase industry knowledge, and gain experience working in a new and exciting culture abroad.  Learn more about the benefits of a CEA internship.

Accommodations

In Rome students live with other CSB+SJU students in apartments located in the heart of residential neighborhoods. Students have an opportunity to experience life in a major urban setting. Small groups of CSB+SJU students share living, cooking, and sleeping quarters in this metropolis. Students are responsible for preparing their own meals while in Rome.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for the Rome, Italy program are late-August to early-December.

Financial Considerations

During a semester abroad, CSB+SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying for a CSB+SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Fee. Find program fee cost information on the CSBSJU-Global Portal

Students should plan early for a successful study abroad experience. Financial aid and scholarships may be available to help with the program costs, but must be searched out well in advance. 

See which Scholarships you may qualify for with participating on this program. 

Explore Further

Fall 2022 Program Director Information

Jason Schlude, Associate Professor of Classics at CSBSJU, is an ancient historian and archaeologist who specializes in the Roman empire. A former Getty Scholar of the Getty Research Institute and Villa, he published Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace: The Origins of War in the Ancient Middle East (Routledge Press, 2020). He is Co-Director of the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project in Israel. Once a participant of the American Academy in Rome’s Summer Program in Archaeology, he also excavated at the major port city of Classe, near Ravenna. He is thrilled to lead students to Rome for a once-in-a-lifetime experience where we can still feel the ghosts of the past pounding the cobblestones.