St. John's University: Rome - Discover Italy

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  • Location(s): Rome, Italy
  • Program Type(s): Volunteer, Study

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Imagine yourself studying in Rome, the “Eternal City.” In the course of a day, you may encounter the remnants of Ancient Rome, like the Coliseum, before discovering sites of Renaissance Rome, like the breathtaking Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Ste... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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My language and cultural competency skills improved, but the greatest impact the program had on me was the perspective it gave me, particularly through the service components. The program totally reflects the St. John's Vincentian mission. - St. John's University
A student studying abroad with St. John's University: Rome - Discover Italy
Cultural awareness is something that one can simply not learn from living solely in the U.S. Living in Italy changed my life because it made me open to new ideas, new experiences, and meeting new people. - St. John's University
Spending a semester is Rome will be one of the best decision you will make during your time at St. John's. Not only are you able to live and study in a foreign country, but all of the classes that are offered are geared towards fullfilling the University's core requirements. One of the favorite aspects of the program was being a... - St. John's University
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Imagine yourself studying in Rome, the “Eternal City.” In the course of a day, you may encounter the remnants of Ancient Rome, like the Coliseum, before discovering sites of Renaissance Rome, like the breathtaking Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps. And what better way to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Rome than by drawing it? Spend a semester taking our very popular “Italian Sketchbook” course and use the architecture, landscape and the culture of Italy as subjects. Art isn’t your thing? Not to worry. Take a language class instead and practice Italian with locals in the markets, cafes and gelaterias near campus. Unlike the millions of tourists that visit Italy each year, students participating in the semester program in Rome have enough time to fully appreciate the country’s rich culture by taking advantage of our excursions to Florence and Naples.
Accommodations
Just minutes from the Vatican City and other historic locations, our Rome campus is your base while exploring Italy. You’ll stay in our renovated campus where you’ll enjoy sizable rooms, shared kitchens, a beautiful courtyard, air conditioning and WiFi. 
Available Courses:
ANT 1010: Introduction to Anthropology
ART 1790: Art and Architecture in Italy
ART 1250: Italian Sketchbook
ECO 1320: Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
IB 3341: Principles of International Business
PHI 2200: Ethics
PHI 3000: Metaphysics
THE 2810: Religions of the World
THE 3305: Moral Theology of the Marketplace
GOV 3320: Current Terrorists Movements
GOV 2650: Government and Politics of Western Europe
Italian I, II, III, Advanced Italian Conversation

Service Learning:
Helping to change lives is an inspiring experience – one that sets studying abroad with St. John’s apart. In the past year, our students committed nearly 5,000 hours to service sites worldwide. You’ll make a real difference through activities like teaching English to local students, serving in soup kitchens and mentoring school children. Best of all, volunteering lets you actively engage the people in your new host city.
Excursions:
With so much to see in Rome, it’s hard to know where to start. Our Rome staff will lead you through sites such as the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican, Ostia Antica, Villa d’Este, and Cinecittà Studios (where movies like “Gangs of New York” and “The Life Aquatic” were filmed). Students will have the opportunity to explore the cultural diversity of both the country of Italy and the Mediterranean region by visiting cities like Florence, Naples and Istanbul, Turkey. Looking for something different? Explore your faith through a Papal Audience, or play soccer (calcio in Italian) with our staff. And if you’re interested in mastering Italian, be sure to participate in a language exchange with local students.

Program Type(s):
Volunteer
Study
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
  • Fall
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Italian
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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St. John's University Scholarships

All students accepted into the Discover Italy, Rome semester program will receive a $1,000 location specific grant. No additional application necessary!

$1,000

Deadlines:
Same as application deadline; April 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only students participating in the Discover Italy program are eligible

Semester program students with a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. The award is automatic and based on the cumulative GPA as reported at the time of application to the program. No application is needed, just an official transcript from your home school.

$1,000

Deadlines:
Same as application deadlines; April 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester

Guidelines/Requirements:
You must have a 3.5 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship

Need-based study abroad grants are available for both semester and summer programs. Up to $5,000 grants are awarded by the Office of Financial Services and are based on the most current FAFSA; no application is needed. Students must provide St. John’s University with access to the online FAFSA for need review by including the SJU federal school code; 002823.

Up to $5,000

Deadlines:
Same as application deadlines; April 1 for fall semester and October 1 for spring semester

Guidelines/Requirements:
This grant is based on need only.

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