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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • Program Costs: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Summer 2018 02/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: The program dates listed here are approximate.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100 Financial Aid Applicability: Some Financial Aid (Loans)
Class Standing: -Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.80
Housing Option(s): Student Residence Hall Credit Type: LMU Credit & Grades
Credits: 8 Semester Hours Faculty Program Director: Dr. Aine O'Healy
Faculty Program Director Email: Interview with Faculty Program Director or Designee Required: Yes
Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required: Yes Study Abroad Advisor: Jenny Visapattana
Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required: No Areas of Study: European Studies, Film & Television, Film & Television Studies, Finance, History, Humanities, Italian, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Theological Studies
LMU Core Courses Available: Explorations: Nature of Science, Technology, and Mathematics (ESTM), Flags: Engaged Learning
Program Description:
 Rome, Italy


The program introduces participants to one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in the world while immersing them in an academic experience closely related to this location. 

Also available for accepted students is the M. Tritle Scholarship for the LMU Summer in Rome program.  Eligible pell grant recipient should be able to demonstrate both financial need along with representing academic merit.   


Situated on the River Tiber, Rome was once the capital of a vast empire that stretched from Britain to North Africa and the Middle East.  Traces of the city's imperial splendor can still be admired at the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and other ancient sites. In the 17th century, thanks to an explosion of creative activity underpinned by ecclesiastical patronage, Rome once again became a great cultural capital, renowned for the magnificence of its art and architecture. The Baroque churches, piazzas, monuments and palaces in the city's historic center provide a fascinating backdrop to the lively outdoor markets and shopping areas of today's Rome. Throughout the five-week program, classes are held in a characteristic palazzo in the heart of the city.


Students choose two of the three courses offered and may select two upper division courses for core credit, or one upper division course and an Italian language course at the appropriate level.  

Select TWO courses from the following list:

EURO 1181 Elementary Italian I (4 units)
For students with no previous knowledge of Italian.  Basic language instruction with emphasis on developing proficiency in the spoken language.

EURO 1182 Elementary Italian II (4 units)
For students with one semester of college Italian or the equivalent.  Basic language instruction with emphasis on developing proficiency in the spoken language.

EURO 2283 Intermediate Italian (4 units)
For students with one year of previous study at the college level or the equivalent.  A review of basic grammar and vocabulary, along with the development of oral proficiency, reading and listening comprehension.

EURO 2284 / ITAL 2298 Composition and Conversation (4 units)
For students with two years of previous study at the college level or equivalent proficiency.  Development of fluent and accurate speech and writing.

FNLT 4998 / HMNT 4998 The Roman Baroque: Art, Architecture, and Culture (4 units)
Taught by LMU Professor Aine O'Healy

This course critically explores the relationship between Italian cinema and the city of Rome from the 1940s to the present. Building on an analysis of groundbreaking films produced in the Italian capital in the 1940s we will examine the ways in which Italian directors have consistently engaged with changes in Italian society, paying special attention to contemporary social realities. The course includes an engaged learning component, as students will interact with Roman filmmakers and audiences and will visit the national film studios. 

MATH 498 Globalization Through a Data Science Lens (3 units)
Taught by LMU Professor Anna Bargagliotti

Core Requirement: Explorations - Nature of Science, Technology, and Math

Culture, politics, and economics have historically been intertwined. Issues of equity and justice are naturally embedded in society's organization of wealth and opportunities dictated by culture and politics. An important problem that faces society is how to integrate diversity into culture. As the world becomes increasingly more connected through globalization, people seek to work across country lines. In addition, due to rising conflicts around the world, may people remain displaced from their home countries in order to seek refuge. These issues make for diverse populations, particularly in countries that have high functioning societies where work seekers and refugees migrate. While these host countries might have high functioning societies, it is not clear how well these countries deal with the integration of diversity. The goal of this class is to discuss these issues of integration and diversity. The goal of this class is to discuss these issues of integration and diversity brought on by globalization through multiple disciplinary points-of-view. We will examine the relationship between wealth, politics, and economics in order to better understand the contemporary issues of integrating diversity into culture facing the world today. More specifically, this class is about investigating the economic effect of diversity in society.


Participants are accommodated together in a student-housing complex. Each student shares a bedroom with no more than two others in a shared apartment with 4 rooms. Kitchen and laundry facilities are also provided. Gym access is available for a nominal fee. A few group meals are provided during the program.



The program includes a guided tour of Rome. Additional site visits are scheduled over the program duration as part of the academic curriculum. The program usually includes an excursion to Florence, which features a walking tour of the city, a visit to the principal museums, and a banquet in a typical Tuscan restaurant. 


Arrive in Rome
Walking Tour of Rome              
Orientation; Classes Begin
Required class visits and excursions
Florence trip

Exams and farewell dinner   
Depart from Rome


Summer Program Costs (click here)