Rome Summer Program

Application Information!

Since 1970 hundreds of Saint Mary's College students have studied in the center of historic Rome and experienced another culture in this unique city. With its 3,000 years of layered history and its 2,000 years as the center of Catholicism, Rome provides an especially stimulating educational environment. Facilitated by our partner in Rome, John Cabot University (JCU), a year, semester, or summer term in Rome provides a life-changing experience that has a significant and lasting impact on students' intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth.

Curriculum

The program offers two summer terms and students may do one or both. Students take two Sophia or elective course per summer term. Current Saint Mary's College students may find Sophia Program information HERE.

Eligibility

Saint Mary's students must have an overall GPA of 2.5/4.0 or better. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that interested students complete a year of college level introductory Italian or its equivalent. Eligibility is based on academic record, personal recommendations, and the assurance of readiness for living and studying overseas. Application should first be made to Saint Mary's College, with admission to the program finalized by John Cabot University. It is important that participating students be positive representatives of Saint Mary's College while abroad. Therefore, a successful candidate is expected to have an exemplary disciplinary record, emotional maturity, and an openness to new experiences and other cultures. 

Facilities

Classes are held on JCU's campuses in Trastevere. All Saint Mary's students live in University owned apartments with Italian and other international students. The units are fully furnished with a kitchen, 1-2 bathrooms, and a common area. RA's are on site plus 24/7 security. A 30-meal JCU cafeteria plan is included. 

Travel and Orientation

Students provide their own round-trip transportation to Rome and must arrive on campus in time for the program orientation. Upon arrival, students immerse in the global culture at John Cabot University. They stroll along the cobblestone streets of Trastevere where they live, located within walking distance of the Panthon, the Forum, Saint Peter's Basilica, the Tiber River, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain. 

Cost and Financial Aid

Students pay Saint Mary's College summer tuition and a short-term program fee. Financial aid from Saint Mary's will not apply to the summer session. Information on the Saint Mary's College summer student travel grant can be found by clicking HERE. To learn more about this program and associated costs, click the Application Information button and navigate to the program specific budget sheet.

Insurance

Saint Mary's College provides international health insurance to all students abroad through GeoBlue insurance company. Students on any Saint Mary's study abroad program are automatically enrolled and the fee is included in the cost of the program.

Application Information!

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Zachman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair,
Department of Modern Languages & Cultures
Faculty Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs
jzachman@saintmarys.edu