ITALY - Rome
Lasallian Semester: Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE)
Spring: February 9 - May 4, 2018
Rome - the Eternal City! This faculty-led semester length program gives students from Lasallian university students the opportunity to study and live together at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in the Generalate in Rome-the mother house for the Lasallian Christian Brothers. Created by the US Lasallian universities, this exciting new program provides students the chance to have a deeper understanding of John Baptiste de La Salle and the Lasallian Christian Brothers while completing major, minor, and general education requirements at their home institutions. Two professors-one from Manhattan College and one from Lewis University-will lead the program, living at the Generalate with the students, teaching courses, and travelling with the students on program sponsored excursions.
The Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, where the program is based, is the mother house and administrative headquarters for the De La Salle Institute. Conveniently located less than a block from the Metro line, all of the famous sites of Rome are just a few minutes away. Its extensive grounds and facilities provide an ideal place to study and explore the city.
In addition to the living and studying at the Generalate, the program will have a number of excursions to different parts of Italy to allow students the chance to explore more of the rich history and culture of Italy. Expected excursions include trips to Assisi, Pisa, Florence, Pompeii, and Naples.
You will take a full load of courses, including one course from each of the faculty leaders and a required one credit Italian language course at your level, for a total of usually four to five courses.
Required Courses (7 credits):
- Italian Language (1 credit)
- Sociology - Topics: Migration and the European Crisis
- Theology - Christian Faith and the Arts
Elective Courses- Choose at least two (3 credits each):
- Art History - Italian Art: Rome through the Centuries-From its Origins to the 17th Century
- Business - Ethical Business: Sustainability, Responsibility & Peace
- Business - International Business: Doing Business in Europe
- History - Italy Today
- Italian Language (may take two)
- Literature - Italy through 19th and 20th Century American & British Writers
- Sociology - Introduction to Sociology
- Theology - Search for Faith
You will live in a single person room at the Generalate. Each room will have a bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe. There is a shared common space for the program participants, as well as laundry facilities.
A meal plan at the Generalate dining facilities will also be provided as part of the program. You will have 17 meals per week provided lunches and dinners five days per week and breakfast every day.
For the most up to date program costs, please check the Budget Sheets above or contact the Lewis Study Abroad Office. The program costs for the Rome – LUCE program include tuition, airport pick-up in Rome, accommodation, orientation, program-sponsored excursions and activities, a meal plan (17 meals per week), medical insurance, and a mandatory Lewis Study Abroad Admin fee.
The program cost does not include airfare, passport fees, additional meals, supplies, and personal expenses.
Program costs are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.
To be eligible, you must be a Lewis student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has Sophomore, Junior, or first semester Senior standing or will have that standing when you participate.
Please click on the Application link in the left column to learn more about the application process, how to obtain an application, and what other materials are required. If you are ready to apply, then click on the Apply Now icon.