Program Dates: May 24 - June 28, 2017
The Rome Summer Program (RSP) offers an exciting opportunity for students in all fields of study to live and learn in one of the oldest and most international cities in the world. Rome provides Notre Dame undergraduates with a unique environment in which to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons. During the five-week program students take two courses and earn six credits which can include courses that fulfill university requirements.
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This five-week program at Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway takes students on a journey through the city’s storied landscape while introducing them to contemporary Italian culture. Led by Classics faculty David Hernandez, students will earn 6 credits in 2 courses:
1) CLAS 34200, All Roads Lead to Rome, taught by Prof. David Hernandez, surveys the city’s history and changing culture through study of its major archaeological sites, monuments, and museums. This course fulfills the University requirement in history, literature or fine arts.
2) THEO 24611, Catholic Social Tradition and Migration, taught by Fr. Diego Alonso-Lasheras, Professor at the Gregorian University, addresses the main facts and concepts about immigration necessary for theological and ethical reflection. Political, economic and social dimensions of immigration are illuminated by resources presented by the long history of the Catholic Social Tradition. This course fulfills the second Theology requirement.
Program highlights include:
- Rome's Major Sites and Monuments from Romulus to Mussolini
- The Vatican
- Hadrian's Imperial Villa at Tivoli
- Ostia Antica: Rome's Imperial Port
- Centro Astalli in Rome (Jesuit Refugee Service)
- Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People
Facilities and Staff
Classes are taught at the Rome Global Gateway (RGG). The entrance to the Rome Global Gateway is in Via Ostilia 15, in the Rione Celio (Caelian neighborhood), on the slopes of the Caelian hill, overlooking the Palatine, Aventine, and Esquiline hills. The newly restored building, which dates back to the turn of the 20th century, is painted the warm yellow ochre typical of Rome’s center. Its windows open onto Via Ostilia and two side roads, Via dei S.S. Quattro and Via Capo d’Africa.
The site is in the heart of Rome, enclosed and served by large thoroughfares such as Via Labicana, Via Celio Vibenna, Via dell’Amba Aradam, Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, Via Merulana and Via Emanuele Filiberto: beneath here run the two lines of the subway, with a third under construction. Still, the area around the Gateway itself is an oasis of peace and quiet, with narrow streets where the traffic of cars is very limited. The surrounding neighborhood is lively, and mainly inhabited by Romans (by birth and adoption). While there are a number of hotels in this strategic and beautiful location, the area is not populated by hordes of tourists like other central Roman neighborhoods.
Program Calendar (tentative)
- November 16, 2016 - Application Opens
- February 1, 2017 - Application Deadline
- April/TBD - Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation and Student Safety Summit
- May 24, 2017 - Arrive in Rome; On-site Orientation
- May 25, 2017 - First day of classes
- June 27, 2017 - Last day of program
- June 28, 2017 - Departure
Any Notre Dame undergraduate in good academic standing and in compliance with community standards.
Housing and Meals
Students reside in modern flats (apartments) in the city of Rome. Your flat will be furnished and all students will have kitchen access. Students can cook for themselves or take advantage of the diverse dining opportunities that Rome offers.
The cost for the Rome Summer Program will be $6,200.
The program fee for University of Notre Dame students covers:
The program fee does not include:
- Tuition for 6 Notre Dame credits
- All program academic outings and field trips
- Transportation from/to Rome Airport
- On-site program support from Notre Dame faculty
- HTH International Health and emergency evacuation
- Airfare to/from Rome(approximately $1,200)
- Meals (approximately $1,500)
- Passport/visa fees
- Personal spending money or other travel expenses
Financial assistance for summer study abroad programs is limited to private educational loans or the Federal PLUS (Parent) loan. University Scholarship is not offered for summer study abroad.
Decisions will be made Friday, February 17, 2017.
Information and application procedures are available on the Office of Financial Aid website. Please note the April 25th deadline for some summer loan applications.
If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months of your anticipated program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. You can get more information about obtaining and renewing passports here: United States Postal Service.