Perfect your Italian language skills this summer in Rome!
When Rome is your classroom, the possibilities are endless!
You can choose from a variety of Italian language courses to perfect your accent and expand your vocabulary. Colloquialisms and even slang will become second nature as you interact with people on the streets, at museums or in theaters. Whether ordering gelato at a local gelateria or an espresso at a café, this is the best way to strengthen your Italian language skills.
Looking for options beyond language? Michelangelo and Bernini, Titian and da Vinci – Rome has inspired many of the greatest artists in history. Now it’s your turn to sketch the city through our “Italian Sketchbook” course. Or, if you’d prefer to something less “hands on,” you can take “Art and Architecture in Italy,” through which you’ll make the streets of Rome your classroom, wandering the city to uncover its architectural jewels. In a single piazza, you’ll find magnificent examples of classic, baroque and renaissance art and architecture.
Students can also engage in another side of Italian culture by enrolling in "The Emergence of Modern Sport" class where they will use their newfound language skills to cheer on their favorite teams while learning about international sports cooperation.
Whichever course you choose, you'll see more of the city—and more of the country—than you might realize. You’ll tour the ancient cities of Paestum, Pompeii, Florence, Siena, and Assisi, learning and experiencing firsthand what makes Italy (and Italians) unique! You will also visit the famous sites of Rome, such as the Arch of Constantine, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Basilica of St. Peter, and more!
- Excursions to Paestum, Pompeii, Naples, Florence, Siena, Assisi, and Montepulciano
- Tours of local sites in each excursion locale
- Papal Audience at the Vatican
- Visits to the Arch of Constantine, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and the Basilica of St. Peter
- ART 1795/ITA 3580: City of Rome
- ITA 1000: Intensive Italian I & II
- ITA 1010: Italian Level I
- ITA 1020: Italian Level II
- ITA 2030: Italian Level III
- ITA 3110: Advanced Italian Conversation I
- SPM 2000: Emergence of Modern Sport
Credits: 3 -6*
*Please note: students must take a minimum of 3 credit hours and a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Dates: May 24 - June 24, 2013
*Please note: Students must arrive in Rome on May 24 and depart on June 24. If you depart from New York, for most flights you must leave the day before the arrival date.
- Application deadline: March 25, 2013**
- Deposit deadline: April 3, 2013
**Limited space still available! Apply ASAP and contact the Office of Global Studies once your application been submitted.
Accommodations: You will stay in the St. John’s Rome Campus dormitory. The campus is located in the Prati neighborhood, rich in history and beautiful architecture, just north of the Vatican in central Rome.
The facility is located on the Lepanto subway line, just two streets from the building. While at St. John's Rome campus you will be able to walk to the Vatican, or take a short subway ride to the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, or the Castel Sant’Angelo.
Our campus combines old-world architectural elements with modern presentation technology. Classrooms are high tech with presentation ability, a fully-wired computer lab with printers for your use, a spacious meeting room, library and student lounge. Our bilingual staff, including a resident director and resident assistants will assist you with any needs.
Room accommodations include: two or three single beds, wardrobes and desks per room, linens are provided for your use for the duration of the program. Each room has an individual air conditioning unit, and wireless broadband internet access. Showers, sinks and toilets are shared per residence floor.
Professors: Anthony Missere and Carmela Scala
Program Fee: $3,290 plus tuition (airfare NOT included)
Program fee includes accommodations on the Rome campus, metro passes, 13 special dinners, weekend excursions to Pompeii, Paestum, Naples, Montepulciano, Siena, Florence, and Assisi, including transportation, accommodations, breakfast daily, and entrance fees to museums in Paestum, Naples and Florence.
*Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.
**Please also not that, at this time, graduate students are unable to apply through the St. John's UIS system. Graduate students must submit a completed paper application and an approved course option form to the Office of Global Studies . Be sure to have the course option signed by your dean or academic advisor to ensure that you will receive credit toward your course of study.