Students share apartments located in the center of Rome and within walking distance to the university. The cost of cleaning is included in the cost of housing.
All participants are required to take 18 credit hours. Courses encompass such disciplines as Philosophy, Business Ethics, History, and Italian language, fulfilling several Core requirements including EGC (Engaging the Global Community).
Santa Casciani, Ph.D., director of the Bishop Anthony M. Pilla Program in Italian American Studies at John Carroll University, was instrumental in creating the study abroad program in Rome. As professor of Italian language and literature at John Carroll, Dr. Casciani has developed undergraduate courses dealing with Italian and Italian American issues. She has published extensively in Italian literature, including work focused on authors such as Dante and Michelangelo. She earned her Ph.D. in Italian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.A. in Italian at the Ohio State University, and her B.A. in Italian and English at Saint John Fisher College.
Students will participate in an excursion to Tuscany in the middle of the semester. While in Tuscany, students will have the opportunity to visit museums, palaces, and old noble and royal residences. The costs of the excursion are included in the program fee.
Scholarships are available to students with demonstrated financial need. Students are able to apply all their financial aid, including JCU scholarships, and federal and state aid, to the Rome semester. Employee tuition benefits may not be used for this program. Please consult the Office of Financial Aid. Students with unmet financial need are encouraged to apply for the Culicchia Italian/American Endowed Scholarship.