The program introduces students to one of the oldest, most beautiful, and most fascinating cities in the world while immersing them in an academic experience closely related to this location.
Activities include a guided tour of Rome, faculty-led visits to sites linked to the coursework, and several social events organized by local interns. The program usually includes a three-day excursion to Florence, which features a walking tour of the city, a visit to its best-known museums, and a banquet in a typical Tuscan restaurant.
All activities included in the program are mandatory for participants.
The Margaret Tritle Scholarship is available to students accepted by the LMU Summer in Rome program. Eligible Pell Grant Recipient should be able to demonstrate both financial need and 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 select two of the courses listed below They may register for two upper division courses for core credit, OR for one upper division course along with a lower-division Italian language course at the appropriate level.
ITAL 2101 Italian 1 (4 units)
Oral Skills Flags
For students with no previous knowledge of Italian. Basic language instruction with emphasis on developing proficiency in the spoken language.
ITAL 2102 Italian 2 (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.
ITAL 2103 Italian 3 (4 units)
Oral Skills Flags
For students with one year of the 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.
ITAL 2298 Composition and Conversation (4 units)
For students with two years of the previous study at the college level or equivalent proficiency. Development of fluent and accurate speech and writing.
HMNT 3998 / ITAL 3998 Cinema in Rome
Taught by LMU Professor Aine O'Healy
Engaged Learning Flag
This course explores developments in Italian cinema from the 1940s to the present. Building on an examination of groundbreaking films produced in Italy at the end of World War II, students will study the ways in which Italian directors have consistently engaged with shifts in Italian politics and society, paying special attention to contemporary social realities. Students will also identify changes that have occurred in physical appearance of Rome over the years through the exploration of locations used in landmark films. The course includes an engaged learning component, as students will interact with Roman filmmakers and audiences and will visit the national film studio at Cinecittà.
MGMT 3610 Managing People and Organizations Globally
Taught by LMU Professor Ellen Ensher
Engaged Learning Flag
This course provides future leaders and managers with a basic understanding of theories and principles of Organizational Behavior (OB) and their practical applications in critical Human Resource Management (HRM) responsibilities for the effective management of employees, teams, and organizations. This course will be appropriate for business and nonbusiness majors and focus on comparisons between U.S. and European approaches to HR and OB.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Students are accommodated together in an apartment complex. Each student shares a bedroom with no more than two others in a shared apartment with 4 rooms. Kitchen and laundry facilities are provided. Gym access is available for a nominal fee. A few group meals are provided over the course of the five-week 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.
All excursions included as part of the program are mandatory for program participants.
Arrive in Rome
Walking Tour of Rome
Orientation; Classes Begin
Required class visits and excursions
Exams and farewell dinner
Depart from Rome