Program Dates: June 28 - August 4, 2018
Rome-Summer Session II 2018 - Flyer.pdf
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.
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. Students will choose 2 courses from the 4 courses on offer, one in each half of the day:
1) FTT Course, Framing Rome, taught by Prof. James Collins, explores the ways in which Rome has been envisioned by photographers and filmmakers from the early photography of the 1850s to the digital culture of the contemporary period. This course fulfills the University requirement in fine arts.
2) CE 34355, Water and Disease of Ancient Rome and Today, taught by Prof. Joshua Shroud, discusses the link between the conveyance of water with limiting prevalent diseases important to ancient Rome. This course is under consideration for University requirement in Science (this page will be updated when a determination is made).
1) ROIT 10101, Beginning Italian I, taught by Prof. Tiziana Serafini, follows the same curriculum taught during the regular semesters and will allow students to enroll in ROIT 10102 once back on campus in the Fall semester. Grants may be available to students who take this course. Inquiries about the scholarship should be directed to Prof. Tiziana Serafini.
2) Philosophy Course, Topic TBA, taught by local faculty. This course fulfills the University 2nd Philosophy requirement.
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 20, 2017 - Application Opens
- February 7, 2018 - Application Deadline
- February 17, 2018 - Summer Application Decisions
- April/TBD - Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation and Student Safety Summit
- June 28, 2018 - Arrive in Rome
- June 29, 2018 - On-site Orientation; First day of classes
- August 3, 2018 - Last day of program
- August 4, 2018 - Departure; All students out of Villa by 12:00pm
Any Notre Dame undergraduate in good academic standing and in compliance with community standards.
Housing and Meals
Students reside in Notre Dame's Villa. Located on the Celio hill and completely renovated in 2017, the Villa boasts 21 bedrooms organized in suites with attached bathrooms and plenty of spaces for social activities. The building is also equipped with state-of-the-art air-conditioning and heating. The facilities are managed by Notre Dame staff, with a receptionist present 24/7. Access to the facilities is regulated by swipe cards and related personal code. Rooms will be furnished and include linens. 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 $6,000.
The program fee for University of Notre Dame students covers:
The program fee does not include:
- Tuition for 6 Notre Dame credits
- Transportation from/to Rome Airport
- On-site program support from Notre Dame faculty
- GeoBlue 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, 2018.
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.