The University of St. Thomas

College of Arts & Sciences | Department of Catholic Studies | Undergraduate Program

Study Abroad in Rome

Study Abroad in Rome

Study Abroad in Rome

Catholic Studies in Rome, a study abroad program which began in the Fall of 1998, offers you the opportunity to spend a semester or year studying in the Eternal City while working toward your St. Thomas degree.
Live in Rome. By living at the Bernardi Campus in the heart of Rome you will be immersed in the language and life of a culture other than your own.  As you consider the historic significance of this ancient city, you also will be able to appreciate how Catholic culture and the 2,000 year presence of the Church have shaped much of Rome's contemporary life.

Grow in the Faith. In accord with the philosophy of Catholic Studies, this study abroad opportunity supports and encourages the enrichment of your faith through worship and service to the poor as well as by fostering Catholic community among its students.  You will have a unique opportunity to experience the living, universal Church by joining the ranks of pilgrims and saints who have visited the Eternal City.

Study at the Angelicum.  All students will take courses at the Dominican Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum), which draws professors and students from around the globe.  Courses, offered in English, are especially suited for our interdisciplinary program and some include lectures at actual sites in the city.


Serve the poor. Service is an essential part of Catholic life.  Working with such communities as the Missionaries of Charity and the Little Sisters of the Poor, you will have ample opportunities for reflection on your life and vocation as a member of the larger Catholic community.


Work toward your St. Thomas degree. Since all of your course credits and financial aid are fully transferable, there is no need to worry about slowing your progress or increasing your tuition expenses.  Additional scholarships and grants for undergraduates are available through Catholic Studies.


Learn more at the Study Abroad Office. The people at the University of St. Thomas are bursting with comprehensive information about eligibility, the application process, courses, costs, financial aid, student visas, and other important details.


Watch our Rome video or visit our Rome student blog. Hear what our students have to say about Rome by watching our Rome video or following the Rome blog of one of our current students.


Ready?  Apply.  Request an application from the Department of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas: (651) 962-5716. Make sure you are aware of Catholic Studies Semester Dates and Deadlines.

Rome Reflections


Students write about their adventures abroad.

The Rome Experience

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The Angelicum

The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas