CEA: Rome, Italy

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

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Ever dreamed of living in a city that's been a cultural, political, and religious leader for more than 2,000 years? Study abroad in Rome with CEA and discover la dolce vita -- the sweet life -- in Italy's largest city, Rome. Imagine studying art h... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
Based on 53 Reviews
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November 28, 2017 Rome If You Want To!
Oh gosh- I gained so much from this experience! A lot of it you just have to experience for yourself. Everyone will gain something different from living abroad. It was most definitely worthwhile! - Providence College View Entire Review
I learned how to live completely on my own, and I also learned a lot about European society. Yes it was. - Providence College View Entire Review
April 28, 2016 Cea In Rome
I gained a better sense of cultural awareness of how Romans and Italians live but also of how other European cultures live through my travels during the semester. - Providence College View Entire Review
April 27, 2016 Semester A Roma
I learned so much about having a global perspective, I learned a lot about European history and art, and I learned how to love every experience I was given. - Ohio Wesleyan University View Entire Review
April 26, 2016 When In Rome
I gained confidence and independence: both valuable life skills. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself as well as living on my own in a new country. I love all the new friends I've made and study abroad was 150% worthwhile! - University of Arizona View Entire Review
December 02, 2015 A New Perspective
Studying abroad gave me a new perspective on school and culture. I realized that I took a lot of things for granted at my home institution and did not appreciate themas much as I should. It has also taught me no matter where you are you need to make the best of it. Coming into an apartment with 5 other guys and not knowing any o... - Vanguard University of Southern California View Entire Review
December 02, 2015 Never Want To Leave!
If you're debating on whether or not to go abroad, GO ABROAD. It's worth it, trust me. - Providence College View Entire Review
December 02, 2015 Cea In Rome
I learned a lot about myself and the culture of Italy! - University of Arizona View Entire Review
November 30, 2015 Don't End!
I learned gratitude and it was most certainly a worthwhile experience - Washington State University View Entire Review
November 30, 2015 Roman Holiday
My semester abroad has changed me forever in the best way possible. I am so grateful for the experiences CEA provided me and I think I have grown as an individual through my encounters and my new friends. - Providence College View Entire Review
November 28, 2015 Branch Out And Go For It!
I loved traveling through Europe and Italy but I learned that it is not where you are and what you are doing that counts, but the people you do it with. I have made some of the most amazing friends this semester and I will cherish our memories forever. - Montclair State University View Entire Review
November 27, 2015 Home Sweet Rome
This semester was more than worthwhile. I gained new friends, new memories, new experiences and learned and experienced things I could have never imagined. Everyone who has the chance to live abroad should. I learned how to problem solve, go with the flow, and be more independent! I will always remember my time here in Rome and ... - Providence College View Entire Review
November 03, 2017 Chance Of A Lifetime
I loved every moment of being abroad - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
The knowledge of different cultures and the ability to be independent. Yes it was worthwhile - Providence College View Entire Review
April 28, 2016 Say Yes To Roma!
It was completely worthwhile. I learned so much about myself, who I am, and things about the world and traveling. It is the most unique and special opportunity that I am so glad I took advantage of. - University of Utah View Entire Review
I learned a lot about religion and ethics (my 2 favorite courses here). I also learned a lot about the meaning of friendship, how to maintain long distance relationships, how to be independent, to persevere when difficult situations arise, and to stay positive! - Providence College View Entire Review
December 03, 2015 10/10 Would Italy Again
I learned a lot about other people and about being comfortable in other cultures and in being confident in myself. - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
I learned that experiencing new things and stepping out of your comfort zone teaches you more about yourself than anything else I have done before - University of Arizona View Entire Review
December 02, 2015 Fantastic!
I learned more about myself (even thought that's cheesy). I also learned how to pack efficiently! - California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of independence and opened my eyes to new experiences and perspectives - Richard Stockton College of New Jersey View Entire Review
I gained so many wonderful experiences. I am much more independent then I was before I got here. This way beyond worthwhile I do this again and again and I will recommend people to study abroad it is an amazing experience. - Carroll University View Entire Review
I learned that I can go into a completely new environment, knowing no one, and have the best time of my life. I met wonderful people, and made friends at the local places I went. Learning the ways of the Italian culture was so worthwhile, and I am so glad I came abroad. - University of Georgia View Entire Review
November 29, 2015 Home Sweet Roma
I gained confidence, new friends, better appreciation for different cultures, and so much more. - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
November 27, 2015 One For The Books!
I gained not only experiences in Italy, but experiences of several different cultures in Europe. Out of all the places I have been ,the best by far is Rome. This city can show you an amazing time, and is the best place for students to learn and grow. Highly recommend!! - Providence College View Entire Review

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Ever dreamed of living in a city that's been a cultural, political, and religious leader for more than 2,000 years? Study abroad in Rome with CEA and discover la dolce vita -- the sweet life -- in Italy's largest city, Rome. Imagine studying art history as you gaze up at the Sistine Chapel, or learning about world religions just a few blocks from the Vatican. Oh, and then there's the food... life in the Eternal City is truly an experience of a lifetime! Choose from a wide array of academic programs through the CEA Rome Center and our university partners, the Providence College Center for Theology & Religious Studies, LUISS Guido Carli University, and John Cabot University. Whether your academic, career, and personal interests lie in theology, social sciences, liberal arts, business, economics, or politics, you'll find courses that fulfill your needs in Rome, as well as volunteering and career workshops to enhance your employability.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Theology
  • Theology and Religious Vocations
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Business
  • Architect
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1997
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CEA Scholarships

For CEA students who seek a global learning experience.

$400-$3000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing why it is important to gain “a new way of seeing things” and how you will achieve this while studying abroad: "One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." – Henry Miller

For CEA students who are interested in pursuing a career with global ties.

$400-$2000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.0; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; An original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing your career goals and how the skills and attributes you hope to gain while studying abroad will support your professional endeavors: "All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight, along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." – Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell

For CEA students who demonstrate a high need for additional funding.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and Financial Need Scholarship Form (Found on CEA website -- work with the financial aid office at your home institution to complete the form)

For CEA students who excel academically.

$750-$3,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 3.7; Scholarship Application and Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how you look forward to ‘learning, unlearning, and relearning’ and how you will accomplish your learning/unlearning goals during your study abroad experience: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." – Alvin Toffler

For CEA students from diverse backgrounds or students who have had a personal experience with diversity

$400-$2,000

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on the CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on the following quote and describing how your experience with diversity has prepared you for your study abroad experience: "Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." – Maya Angelou

CEA has partnered with the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad, a five-year initiative that strives to double the number of U.S. college students who study abroad, to offer this scholarship to CEA students

$400-$750

Deadlines:
April 10 (Summer), May 10 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)

Guidelines/Requirements:
GPA: 2.5; Scholarship Application & Recommendation Form (both found on CEA website); Letter of Recommendation; and an original 400-500 word essay reflecting on how you plan to utilize your international experience to connect your home community and other international communities before, during, and after your time abroad.

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