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  1. CUA Rome: A Semester in the Eternal CityThe Catholic University Of America

  2. Presented by: CUAbroad

  3. Why Rome with CUA? • Rome is one of the most significant cities for the development of western culture • It is centrally located, with easy travel to the rest of Italy and the rest of Europe • It is the central city of the Catholic Church • There is always something happening in the city: music, culture, food, religion The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  4. Why Why Rome with CUA? • CUA’s Rome program is run directly by CUA and staffed with CUA staff who live in Rome • The courses are listed in Cardinal Station and count as regular CUA courses • All financial aid (except work-study) is applicable The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  5. What is Included in the Program? • Modern dormitory facilities, with air-conditioning, wireless internet, a residence assistant, and a 24-hour security guard • Partial meal plan: Food vouchers for 60 euro each week (except the semester break) • Passes for Rome’s public transportation for the full 16 weeks • Two three-day excursions • Several group meals • An orientation weekend

  6. What to Expect • Courses that help you understand Rome and its significance • An academically challenging experience • The opportunity to learn and practice Italian • A well-organized program, with free time built in The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  7. Study in a Living Textbook

  8. Facilities The CUA Rome campus is located within a beautiful 19th-century building owned by the Vincentians, The Congregation of the Mission, a religious order founded by St. Vincent de Paul. Through a partnership with St. John's University, CUA students benefit from  • Modern classrooms. • High-speed wireless internet. • A fully-wired computer lab with printers. • A small library for quiet study. • Air-conditioned/heated facilities. • 24-hour security with key-card access. The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  9. Housing Students who study in Rome will be living in university-provided dormitory rooms. Students have the benefit of modern dormitories provided through CUA's long-standing relationship with St. John's University. The dorms feature double or triple rooms with a desk, wardrobe, and bed for each student, air conditioning/heating, bathrooms along the hallways, and wireless internet access. A CUA Resident Manager lives on your floor. There is a security guard on duty at the entrance at all times. For the spring semester, it is possible to apply to live with Italian host families. The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  10. Academic Program The courses taught in Rome are designed to help you make the most of your time here. Few will every have the opportunity again of studying in-depth such an important city while enjoying four months living there. You can expect challenging courses, engaging professors, and fascinating subjects. The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  11. Class Trips in Rome While in class, you will visit many of the places, monuments, churches, and museums of Rome that have established their place in history. Your professors will help you understand their meaning and impact. The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  12. Field Trips in Italy Two three-day overnight trips take you out into the Italian peninsula to learn about the importance of these other Italian cities, such as Siena, Assisi, Naples, and Sorrento. The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  13. Other Excursions We also organize optional trips to help you discover other parts of Italy.Trips may include: • Venice • Florence • Assisi • Castelli Romani The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  14. Cultural Events We organize many optional events throughout the semester so that you can make the most of the rich culture of Rome and Italy. Some possibilities: • A night at the opera • Visit to a mozzarella farm • Cooking class • Group meals • And many others… The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  15. Spiritual Events Rome has never-ending opportunities to deepen your faith. Participation in a General Papal Audience is included in the program. We also help you get tickets to papal Masses. Volunteers from the North American College organize other spiritual events throughout the semester. The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  16. Time to Travel Each semester includes a 10-day break, two three-day weekends, and some free weekends to give you time to explore on your own: Rome, Italy, and Europe are at your fingertips! The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program

  17. More information The Rome program:http://cuabroad.cua.edu/programs/rome/index.cfm Studying abroad in general and applying to Rome: CUAbroad, McMahon 111, http://cuabroad.cua.edu/ Ella Sweigert, Director of Education Abroad sweigert@cua.edu Grace Schneider, Education Abroad Advisor schneiderg@cua.edu The Catholic University Of AmericaRome Program