Theology 100 in Rome
- 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
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.
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
Application Opens: July 6, 2022
- 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.
Priority Application Deadline: September 9, 2022
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2022
Please note: This program is reserved for first-year students only.
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: email@example.com
Ms. Mary Twite: firstname.lastname@example.org
On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | email@example.com
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.