Christendom in Rome
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Broaden Your Worldview in the Heart of the Catholic Church.
In addition to taking full advantage of the artistic, cultural, ecclesiastical, and spiritual riches and resources of the Eternal City, the program includes visits to Assisi, Siena, and Florence. Students may also participate in optional trips to sacred cities such as Orvieto and Subiaco.
- THEO 301 Moral Theology (Fall core course)
- THEO 302 Apologetics (Spring core course)
- CECS/ENGL/HIST/THEO 300 Roman Perspectives
- HIST 301 Cultural History of Christendom: Art and Architecture
- ITAL 101 Elementary Italian.
In addition to the airfare and the normal tuition and room/board costs of attending Christendom, participants pay an additional fee of approximately $1500; not the normal added expenses of $3000 – $4000 charged by other colleges.
Our commitment to a reasonably priced international experience aims to make the Rome Program attainable for all students.
Residence Balduina is a 15minute bus ride to St. Peter’s and a train station is three blocks away. The residence is a beautiful and safe upscale neighborhood, not located in the midst of a tourist trap. The experience is authentically Roman, as students are surrounded by Romans as opposed to tourists. Balduina's rooms are homey and allow for community-building among the students. There are kitchens and ample furniture in the rooms as well. Additionally, each room has at least one balcony. Last but not least, the hotel is located between two large parks: Parco Regionale Urbano Pineto and the Riserva Naturale di Monte Mario.
Monte Mario is the highest hill in Rome. On the hilltop, now occupying the site of the 15th century Villa Mellini, is the Monte Mario Observatory, part of the Rome Observatory, and the Museo Astronomico Copernicano.
- All students are provided with Metro passes which allow them to travel throughout the city using Rome's extensive bus and metro system.
- Our program is a little over 10 weeks, which allows for students to travel independently before or after the program if students want to explore other parts of Europe.
"On the anniversary of the establishment of Christendom College, His Holiness Pope Francis sends cordial greetings to the entire academic community with prayers that this commemoration will foster a renewed commitment to the ideals of Christian faith and academic excellence, which inspired the college's foundation. His Holiness willingly imparts his apostolic blessing as a pledge of grace and peace in Our Lord Jesus Christ."
Students enjoy seeing the pope regularly at special Masses and weekly audiences.