Study Abroad

Study abroad in Rome with the University of St. Thomas School of LawStudy Abroad in Rome

June 15 through July 23, 2015

The University of St. Thomas School of Law and Villanova University School of Law will host the ninth-annual summer study abroad program in Rome during the summer of 2015. This ABA-approved program runs from June 15 through July 23, 2015, and will give students the opportunity to take classes for credit and participate in many cultural and educational opportunities. Some features of the program include:

>> Three, three-day weekends for travel and exploration.
>> Classes held from 2:00-3:45 p.m. and again from 4:00-5:45 p.m.
>> Time each morning for walking tours, etc.
>> Opportunities to work, network and complete service hours at home before you leave for Rome and again during the month of August. 


Guardianship & International Human Rights, Professor Jennifer Wright, University of St. Thomas
International Art & Cultural Heritage Law, Professor Diane Edelman, Villanova
International Sports Law, Professor Andrew Brandt, Villanova
Taxation in a Global Economy, Professor Scott Taylor, University of St. Thomas

How to Apply

The Rome 2015 application is now available! It is an electronic application with accompanying electronic documents for you to review and sign. The application deposit can be paid through Murphy Online. You will find those instructions once you have logged into the application site. 
Students wishing to apply for summer financial aid need to complete the summer 2015 financial aid application, which becomes available on the graduate financial aid web site on April 1, 2015. If you have questions about financing your summer abroad experience, please contact Chad Nosbusch, Associate Director of Graduate Financial Aid, at

More information on the Rome program can be accessed on the Villanova University School of Law website. Please contact Cari Haaland with any questions. 

Non-UST Study Abroad Opportunities

UST School of Law students have studied abroad in many areas of the world, including: Chile, Germany, France, England, India, Netherlands, Greece, China, Argentina, Ireland, Mexico, Malta, Hungary, South Africa and Italy. If you decide to apply to an ABA-approved study abroad program, you will be assisted by the Assistant Dean of Admissions and International Studies, the Office on International Study, the office of Graduate Financial Aid, and the Office of Academic Achievement. 

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