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.
  • NEW for Spring 2023:  Internships in English and Italian!!

Explore complete Italy - Rome Program details on CSB/SJU Global Portal.


The focus of this program is the study of classical art, history, religion and literature in Rome. All courses are offered exclusively to CSB/SJU students, taught in English in classrooms, at historical and archaeological sites, and in museums. Courses are taught by distinguished professors from universities and colleges in Rome. In addition to these courses, all students will participate in the Study Abroad Seminar, taught by their faculty director, and an Italian culture and language course.

Courses are held at the CEA Study Abroad, Rome Global Campus (CEA). These facilities offer classroom, library, computer and other academic resources.

COLG 385 - Study Abroad Seminar (4 cr) (ES/IC/EL;CS/GL/EX) (REQUIRED)

COLG 170 - Language and Culture of Italy (2 cr) (REQUIRED)

ART 370 - Art History of Rome (4 cr) (FA; AE)

HIST 370 - History of Rome in the Classical World (4 cr) (HM; HE)

LNGS 370 - Roman Literature in Translation (4 cr) (HM; HE)

THEO 370 - History of the Western Church (4 cr) (TU; TI)

SA 397 - International Internship (4 cr) (EL; EX) conducted in English or Italian

For course descriptions, refer to CSB/SJU Global Portal


In Rome students live with other CSB/SJU students in apartments located in the hearts 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 these metropolises. Students are responsible for preparing their own meals while in Rome.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for the Rome, Italy program is 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 CSB/SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Fee. Find program fee cost information on the CSB/SJU 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. 

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CSB/SJU Global Portal (Rome, Italy)

Fall 2022 Program Directors:

Rome, Italy: Jason Schlude, Classics, Languages and Cultures Department

Program Manager: Tracy Skluzacek, Center for Global Education

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.