Program Details

The six-week summer program provides undergraduates the opportunity to study in Rome at a Catholic university dedicated both to an authentic presentation of the Catholic tradition and to academic excellence in the liberal arts.
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:

The University of Dallas Summer Rome Program builds upon the two great pillars of UD: a commitment to the liberal arts and our Catholic identity. Students encounter and reflect upon some of the most profound texts, ideas and art of the church and Western culture while studying on our very own campus just outside of Rome. 

All students enroll in two courses for a total of six credits: either two liberal arts courses or the full intensive Italian program consisting of two courses. 

ART 2311: Art & Architecture of Rome
ENG 2311: The Literary Tradition III
PHI 2323: The Human Person
THE 2311: Western Theological Tradition
MIT 2311 & 2312: Second Year Italian I and II

Unlike most study abroad programs, your classroom is Rome and the other cities and sites you will visit. As part of the tradition of UD's Rome experience, students will have multiple opportunities for travel. Faculty-led day trips are scheduled throughout the program and students will visit Albano, Castel Gandolfo, Fossanova, Monte Cassino, Nemi, Ostia Antica and Subiaco.

A four-day trip through Tuscany is included in the program price where students will travel with faculty and stay in Assisi and Florence. Lectures, guided walks and museum visits are the keys to bringing the great historic and artistic treasures of these Medieval and Renaissance cities alive. Visits to world-class museums such as the Uffizi and the Accademia of Florence bring students into direct contact with many of the great masters of the European past. The trip also schedules visits to notable churches-among them, the Duomo of Florence and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. The attraction of the trip is its focus on Roman Catholic thought and the larger European intellectual tradition in which it is situated.

The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester. The trip is led by faculty, offering in-depth lectures on site and organizing student performances and special cultural events along the way. Students will visit Athens, Corinth, Delphi, Nafplion, Mycenae, Epidaurus and more during this seven day trip.

Students will have two free weekends and a five-day period for independent travel where they can explore Europe on their own and visit sites and cities that they have only dreamed of. 

Setting Description:
The Eugene Constantin Rome Campus is located in Due Santi ("The Two Saints"), a historic district south of Rome that was named in honor of Saints Peter and Paul. The ten-acre campus is some 22 km (13.5 miles) southeast of Rome on the Via Appia Nuova.
6000 USD. Total program costs include tuition, all fees, room and board on campus, and land travel on faculty-led day and overnight tours in Rome and Italy. The program cost does not include airfare from the US and fees associated with independent travel.

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