About the Program

Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

“There is no doubt in my mind that this semester has been incredible personal and spiritual growth like nothing I’ve ever experienced, and that I was called to Rome during this season for the purpose of learning, seeing, and growing in ways that I never imagined.” Anna Shipman, Spring 2016 

 

The amount of Christian history found in Rome, Italy is unique in Europe. The Roman Empire, with its political influence and technological advancements, became the gateway for Christianity’s spread into Europe. The impact of the Apostle Paul’s passion as a missionary and his writing of the New Testament book of Romans continues to this day.

You can’t take two steps in Rome without running into a historical statue, building, ruin, or landmark creating a unique environment for studying topics related to Christian life and history.  Whether you are interested in art, shopping, eating, architecture, theater or meeting new people, Rome is a great city to live your mission, to learn about your faith and grow as you serve a community.

 

The American University of Rome (AUR)

Language Requirement: NONE (open to all levels)
Minimum GPA: 2.75

Program Highlights

Academic Overview

Semester Programs (Spring, Fall & Academic Year)

Students are required to maintain full-time student status during their programs, including:

  • One Veritas course: Church History required
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum required
  • Other courses at AUR to maintain full-time student status

Summer Programs

Students will enroll in the following:

  • Two courses at the AUR required
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum required

Language Level Placement

Students enrolled in language courses will take a placement exam upon arrival to determine language proficiency level. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment. Students who arrive having completed the following number of semesters/quarters of college-level Italian, or the equivalent, typically place into the corresponding language level:

Semesters Quarters Language Level
0-1 0-2 Beginning
2-3 3-5 Intermediate
3-4 4-6 High Intermediate
4-5 6-8 Advanced
6+ 9+ Superior

 

Academic Credits

Credits earned may vary according to the policies of the student's home institution. For visa regulations, and according to Veritas Christian Study Abroad policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of the program as determined by their home institution. 

 

Visa

Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.