Italy Fall or Spring Semester

During your semester in Rome, you don't have to just imagine the art, history, and culture--you actually get to experience it! You will be immersed in life in Italy while having the opportunity to learn from qualified professors teaching from a Christian worldview. Field trips throughout Rome, as well as excursions to Florence and Ostia Antica, will make you feel like you're walking through a museum! Our community environment will also allow you to participate in hands-on cooking classes, learning to make fresh pasta and homemade bread--which we'll enjoy together. Two weeks of the semester will be available to you for independent travel in Europe--or stay in Rome and explore it further.

ROME, Italy program calendars

These schedules will help you get all of your details in order and plans in place.

Jan 22, 2021
Students Depart USA for Italy

Students should plan to purchase their airline ticket to depart the USA for Rome, Italy for some time on Friday, January 22, 2021 and to arrive in Rome, Italy sometime on Saturday January 23, 2021.

Jan 23, 2021
Semester Begins

Students should plan to purchase their airline ticket to depart the USA for some time on Friday, January 22, 2021 and to arrive in Rome, Italy sometime on Saturday January 23, 2021.

Feb 20, 2021
Start of Independent Travel Week #1

During the semester students have two Independent Travel Weeks (ITW) to explore Europe or stay local in Rome and explore the city. This is a great time for family and/or friends to visit. ITW #1 starts on February 20 and ends February 28.

Mar 27, 2021
Start of Independent Travel Week #2

During the semester students have two Independent Travel Weeks (ITW) to explore Europe or stay local in Rome and explore the city. This is a great time for family and/or friends to visit. ITW #2 starts on March 27 and ends April 4, 2021.

Apr 22, 2021
Semester Ends

Students will need to purchase their airfare to depart Rome on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Due to Visa restrictions, it is necessary to purchase your return flight on this date.

Dec 9, 2020
Semester Ends

Students will need to purchase their airfare to depart Rome on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Due to Visa restrictions, it is necessary to purchase your return flight on this date.

Sep 10, 2021
Students Depart USA for Italy

Students should plan to purchase their airline ticket to depart the USA for Rome, Italy for some time on Friday, September 10, 2021 and to arrive in Rome, Italy sometime on Saturday September 11, 2021.

Sep 11, 2021
Semester Begins

Students should plan to purchase their airline ticket to depart the USA for Rome, Italy for some time on Friday, September 10, 2021 and to arrive in Rome, Italy sometime on Saturday September 11, 2021.

Oct 9, 2021
Start of Independent Travel Week #1

During the semester students have two Independent Travel Weeks (ITW) to explore Europe or stay local in Rome and explore the city. This is a great time for family and/or friends to visit. ITW #1 starts on October 9 and ends on October 16, 2021.

Nov 13, 2021
Start of Independent Travel Week #2

During the semester students have two Independent Travel Weeks (ITW) to explore Europe or stay local in Rome and explore the city. This is a great time for family and/or friends to visit. ITW #2 starts on November 13 and ends November 21, 2021.

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WHY Italy?

Living and Learning International is a study abroad program available to students who desire to continue their college education in an international setting.

For three months, Italy will be your classroom as you take an unforgettable plunge into the glorious past of Rome, a breath-taking walk through the monumental witnesses and imposing buildings of the Eternal City. You'll see the current influences of Italian politics, religion, and customs that make Italy the complex culture that it is today.

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An Experience Like No Other

Study abroad with us and you'll be immersed in culture, ministry, and learning. And we'll take you to some world class destinations.

  • Experiential Learning

  • Mission and Ministry

  • Live in the Eternal City

  • Two independent travel weeks

  • Weekly field trips of Rome

  • Weekly Italian Cuisine Cooking Classes

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Student Life

Your semester will be definied by living in Christian Community and learning to cook incredible Italian cuisine.

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Classes

All classes are delivered in English and fully accredited. Field trips are a big part of every class!

Courses Offered

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Ashleigh wants YOU to spend the next semester in Italy. Your first step is to submit an application.

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ROME, ITALY Courses:
Fall and Spring Semester

Cultural Understanding
4 Units

This course will maximize the experience of living in Europe by developing the student’s cultural intelligence to enable them to function effectively with other cultures. Students will be introduced to survival Italian language learning to help in their daily lives in Rome.Students will also have an  introduction to the cultural history of Rome by exploring the daily life of ancient Romans in relation to their language, culture, and religion. Students will be introduced to the historical and cultural context of the Roman world as it affected future developments in Western society. As they live in Rome, students will combine classroom sessions with field trips to the modern city of Rome as well as the ancient sites ofRome and Pompeii.

The History of Ideas
3 Units

This course is an introduction to the history of Western ideas in the ages of Classicism, early Christianity, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism. Its design provides students with a more enhanced sense of how historical human thought and events shaped modern Western world views and how a Christian worldview appropriates these ideas. These eras are further examined in light of their aesthetics that reflect the thoughts and feelings of the movements, primarily through philosophy, theology, and literature, while secondarily throughout art, architecture, music, and science. Field trips to classic sites in and around Rome, as well as to Athens and Corinth, are an integral feature.

Ethics
3 units

Ethics is a branch of learning at the intersection between philosophy, theology, sociology, psychology, history, technology, etc.attempting at answering the questions related to the morality of human reasoning and actions, e.g. what is right and wrong in given situations according to the different subjects involved. The course will expound a“perspectival” approach to ethics by way of tackling it in terms of three inter-related perspectives: Normative, Situational, and Existential. Students will be introduced to ethical systems (both ancient, modern, and contemporary ones) which give priority to one or the other, often at the expense of other perspectives and therefore leading to unbalanced ethical systems. Students will have the opportunity not only to detect strengths and pitfalls of non-Christian ethical systems but also to appreciate the richness and viability of the Christian moral framework.

Church History
3 units

History of the Christian Church is a survey of the development of the Christian Church from the close of the New Testament period to the present time, with special attention to the role of Rome in the development of Christian thought. The course will provide an examination of the church as an institution and as a people. Thus, while context, dates and names establish the background for historical understanding of the institution of the church, ideas will also be discussed from an explicitly evangelical perspective. Students will therefore gain a historical basis for understanding current ideas and trends in the church and in ministry.

International Business*
3 units

This course is designed to study the major topics normally offered in a course in international business.  It examines the essentials of international business with emphasis on theories, practices ,opportunities, challenges and issues of particular importance to doing business in the global economy as well as specific institutions that are internationally active / influential.  The course recognizes the complexity of cross-cultural understanding / venturing and seeks to deepen the understanding of faith in the global business environment.

Exploring the Art of Italy*
3 units

Learn the value of art through experience! Engage with the ancient ruins of Rome, sacred spaces of worship, the cityscape of Florence, and some of the greatest sculptures and paintings of Western civilization. This course provides an interactive approach to understanding and appreciating art. Choose from three tracks: Drawing and Sketching, Watercolor Painting, or general ArtAppreciation. Each track involves subject and style studies, specific art and architectural assignments, exercises in creative and expressive thinking, exploration of the elements and principles of design, and skill development in a biblical worldview of art analysis and critique. Learn on location with daily site-specific encounters using exercises and projects of Ancient Art through Baroque art. A short supply list of necessary art materials will be provided and will then be the responsibility of the student to obtain before the start of the course.

Notes on course offerings: 
Students may select four or five courses for a total of 13 or 16 credits.

*Students select either International Business OR Exploring the Art of Italy which are taught at the same time.

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What does it cost?

Depending on the Opportunity you select, you will need to check with your college or university for exact costs! However, in most cases if you are a student at one of our partner schools a semester in Rome, Italy will not cost you more than what you are currently paying for school!

Cost Includes: 

  • Tuition for 13-16 credit hours
  • Room and board (14 meals per week)
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers in Rome
  • Full-time onsite staff and support
  • Public transportation pass for travel in Rome
  • Multi-day educational excursions to Florence, Pompeii, Sicily, and Greece
  • Select museum and excursion fees when part of a class excursion
  • Weekly cooking classes

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Passport
  • Immunization
  • Other meals
  • Personal expenses like shopping, personal needs or personal travel.

If you are not currently enrolled in a college or university and would still like to attend, contact us.