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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Restrictions: St. Thomas applicants only
  • Program Cost: January Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
January Term 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2023 01/25/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1 - First-year
Subject Areas: Theology Housing Options: Residence Hall/Dormitory
Language Prerequisite: None Non-UST Students: No
Internship Available: No Service Learning: No
Program Sponsor: UST
Program Description:
Theology 100 in Rome
Theo101 Brochure Photo
Program Highlights
  • This program is open to incoming 2022 first-year students only 
  • Students visit historical and cultural sites throughout Rome and in other select Italian cities
  • Academic Prerequisites: None
  • Fulfills: THEO 100, Global Perspectives flag
Course Description
This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of texts, a variety of site visits and guided tours, and written assignments, students will attain a basic understanding of human experience as interpreted by major areas of Christian theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. 
Program Structure

This course uses as its primary text the city of Rome. Through a combination of site visits and classroom experiences, students will learn to contextualize the Christian Theological Tradition within Roman and Italian culture. This course will use a variety of teaching methods and multimedia aids. These will include lectures, student presentations, discussion groups and audio-visual materials among others.

January 2, 2023          Depart Minneapolis-St. Paul on group flight
January 25, 2023       Return to Minneapolis-St. Paul on group flight 

Click on the Budget Sheet link above for more information. Detailed cost information to be added by June 1, 2022.
Total cost will include: tuition, group flight, ground transportation during the program, course arrangements as indicated, and some meals. 
Housing and Meals

Students and faculty will be housed in the St. Thomas Bernardi Residence in the Prati neighborhood of Rome, which is within walking distance of many of the major sites of the city and close to several stops on Rome’s excellent public transportation system. The course includes free continental breakfast daily as well as several group meals in the program fee. All other meals will be at student expense. 

Application Procedures & Deadline 
  • Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • Log in using your St. Thomas username and password.
  • Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to during the priority enrollment period. Applications will be accepted after the priority deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline. 
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content. 

Application Opens:                         July 6, 2022 
Priority Application Deadline:       September 9, 2022
Final Application Deadline:           October 1, 2022
Please note: This program is reserved for first-year students only.
Financial Aid/Scholarships

Students studying abroad during January Term are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs. Please review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some Other Approved Programs. Please refer to our Scholarships web page for details and review Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information.

Zoom Info Sessions
Learn more about this program at a virtual info session:
  • Tuesday, July 25, 5-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 9, 12-1 p.m.
You can access the meetings via our Event Calendar.

For more information
On course content, contact Program Directors:
Dr. David Landry: 
Ms. Mary Twite:

On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |

Sustainability and Study Abroad: CO2 Emissions for This Program
The flights for this program release .9219 metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. To put that into perspective, this is equivalent to CO2 emissions from 117,572 smartphone charges. Another way to look at this is that it would take 39.2 bags of waste recycled instead of brought to a landfill OR 35 incandescent lamps switched to LEDs to offset these CO2 emissions. We encourage students to make decisions to offset their carbon production from studying abroad. Check out the CoolClimate Network’s carbon footprint calculator to identify and quantify specific behavior changes that can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.