Walk the streets of Rome for a semester, amid historic architecture and famous sites dating from classical civilization! The program, run by Temple University, offers courses taught by Temple professors. These classes fall in the disciplines of Architecture, Liberal Arts/Italian Studies, Visual Arts, and International Business. The Villa Caproni, by the Tiber River in the center of Rome, houses the program’s academic facilities including an extensive library and art studios. Students live in 3-person apartments within walking and bus distance of the Villa Caproni. The program includes valuable excursions and activities that help students experience Italian culture and explore Rome’s rich heritage. Past field trips include Florence, Milan, Pompeii, and Brussels.
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Students must have completed two full years of college and have at least a 2.75 GPA to qualify for the program. Students are required to attend all Messiah-run pre-departure orientation sessions the semester before studying abroad as well as half-day reentry retreat upon returning to campus the following semester.
The credits earned may meet some general education or major requirements. Courses taken will appear on Messiah transcripts with letter grades. Please refer to the grade conversion chart.
Students will meet their third language/cross-cultural requirement by participating in this program. Students will not earn 3 credits, rather the requirement will be waived.
Costs: 2013 - 2014 PA residents: $18,485, plus $400 program / housing deposit; Non-PA residents: $19,485, plus $400 program / housing deposit
Fee covers tuition housing, *round-trip international airfare, educational excursions, pre-departure, and re-entry orientation. Meals are not included. Note: additional fees students may encounter include (but not limited to) local transportation, visas, passports, immunizations, and course fees. A $200 deposit is typically requested within two weeks of acceptance and a $200 housing deposit is also required.
For comparison, a typical semester in Grantham for 2013-2014 is $19,655.
Note: *Once flights are booked, students are responsible for the cost of the flight if they cannot participate for any reason, including visa issues. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the jumping off point in the United States.
Fall semester: April 1
Spring semester: October 1
Students are encouraged to apply; Temple accepts students on a rolling basis and the program can fill early.
“I think the best part about studying off campus was the personal growth I went through. I learned so much about myself and challenged myself every step of the way.”
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