Study Abroad HOME | ACADEMICS | STUDY ABROAD STUDY ABROAD Application Deadlines Spring 2024 Applications Due: Monday, October 9, by 5 p.m. Fall 2024 Applications Due (Early Admission): Friday, October 27, by 5 p.m. Fall 2024 Applications Due (Regular Admission): Tuesday, March 12, by 5 p.m. Spring 2025 (Early Admission): Tuesday, March 19, by 5 p.m. LEARN MORE Alexandrea Bartsch Study Abroad Coordinator email@example.com SUBMIT QUESTIONSTo RomeWITH LOVE Twice a year, Ave Maria University students are afforded the opportunity to spend a semester in Rome. During their time in the Eternal City, students take courses that directly relate to our curriculum; they also immerse themselves in the Italian culture and the historic Catholicism of the country. Following their semester abroad, students leave Rome with a fondness for the city and a greater appreciation for Italy’s long-standing gifts to our faith. Program Dates Program dates vary term to term, and are not in sync with the regular AMU academic calendar, but are roughly similar fall to fall and spring to spring. Fall 2023: October 2 – December 18, 2023 Spring 2024: January 17 – April 7, 2024 Fall 2024: TBD Spring 2025: TBD Attend an Info Session! Get all your questions answered, get a detailed program overview, and hear directly from students who’ve studied abroad in previous semesters. Any student wanting to learn more about the program can attend, however, all students interested in going abroad must attend an informational session with the Study Abroad Coordinator for the appropriate term before they can apply. Upcoming Sessions— Tuesday, September 5, 2023, 8 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2023, 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 8 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2023, 8 p.m. (All info sessions are held in Prince 115, unless otherwise noted) REGISTER FOR AN INFO SESSION Program Eligibility Admission to the program is open to all undergraduate, degree-seeking, AMU students Students are permitted to study abroad as early as their 3rd semester at AMU Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 An Overview ofTHE PROGRAM AMU partners with Thomas More College to send a group of students to Rome for the fall and spring semesters. For just under three months, students live in a gated, private villa within walking distance of some of the most beautiful cultural entities in the world. Four courses are offered while studying in Rome: Literature, Humanities, and Art & Architecture count toward students’ general electives, while Theology counts toward the core curriculum. Faculty and staff from Thomas More College; adjunct professors are secured as needed. Classes meet four days a week; long weekends encourage independent travel around Rome and other parts of Italy and nearby countries. ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS The study abroad program in Italy focuses on furthering students’ academic and spiritual growth. Being in proximity to the Vatican and a wealth of Catholic churches and chapels, students have every opportunity to pray and join in the celebration of Mass. The program chaplain is available for confession and spiritual direction, while seminarians assigned to the group help organize activities and bible studies. An optional pilgrimage to the beautiful hill town of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, is offered by the Rome staff each semester. Informal trips to cities like Venice add to the memorable experiences. APPLYING FOR STUDY ABROAD Students who are interested in a semester in Rome should first attend an informational session with our Study Abroad Coordinator, Alexandrea Bartsch. At the informational session, students are given an application packet. Students going abroad pay regular AMU tuition, room, board, and fees, as well as an additional program fee. Students are responsible for their own airfare. Regular AMU tuition is due for students who will be going to Rome. An additional program fee covers room and board. Students are responsible for their own airfare. STUDY ABROAD STUDENT TESTIMONIALS Hear from students who participated in our recent study abroad programs.