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Overview

Take the rare opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of Rome and Florence with a cohort of like-minded participants. The intimate class sizes will allow you to submerge yourself into an in-depth study of Philosophy or Latin. Your daily guided tours, which are thoroughly tailored for the courses and run exclusively for the program participants, will show you the Eternal City through the eyes of the ancient writers to ensure a truly unique experience.

Campion College will hold this two and a half week program at St. John’s University campus in Rome, located within walking distance from Vatican City, and in Florence. The program will include a combination of lectures and tutorials, along with guided tours of all main attractions in the two major Italian cities.

In July of 2018 I visited Italy for two weeks as part of Campion College’s Rome Summer School. The first nine days were spent in Rome, while the last four were devoted solely to touring Florence.

Our mornings were spent in lectures and tutorials, and in the afternoons we were taken on tours to many of the famous sights in and around Rome, including the Vatican, the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and San Giovanni in Laterno.

Rome and Florence are such incredible cities, and I know that my experience of both was made richer and more beautiful in the context of Rome School.  It was an experience I am truly grateful for and a memory I will treasure forever.

By Francesca McGinnity

Read more about the last Rome School

Dates

The next Rome School will be held in 2021 or 2022.

Please indicate your expression of interest by submitting the form below.

Units of Study

Participation is open to Campion students and the general public. Participants will have the option of enrolling in one of two subjects, typically units in Latin and Philosophy. Specific units will be announced in due course.

Participants may enrol as credit-earning (6 credit points) and non credit-earning students. Final assessments for the credit-earning students will be held on return to Sydney. Non credit-earning students will not be required to submit any assessments. Non-Campion students should get an approval from their home institution before enrolling as credit-earning students.

Costs

Tuition
Credit-earning students: $1995 (eligible students may defer the tuition fee through Fee-Help).
Non credit-earning students: $990.

Land Component
The land component cost is approximately $3,000 (based on twin share) and includes accommodation in Rome and Florence, walking and bus tours (including entry fees), as well as other activities. Further details and a confirmed price will be announced in due course.

Other Costs
Students should make their own arrangements regarding flights to/from Italy, travel insurance and airport transfers. Participants should allow for up to €20 per day for meals and other incidental costs.

Rome School Expression of Interest Form