Rome - Lasallian Semester (LUCE)

Host Institution(s)
Contact Information
Chris Swanson
Director of Study Abroad
<p>One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446</p>
phone: 815-836-5993
Piazza Navona-Rome
Lasallian Generalate-Rome
Walking in Assisi
Trevi Fountain
Teaching in Rome


Spring semester

Program Description:

Rome - the Eternal City! This faculty-led semester length program gives students from Lasallian university students the opportunity to study and live together at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in the Generalate in Rome-the mother house for the Lasallian Christian Brothers. Created by the US Lasallian universities, this exciting new program provides students the chance to have a deeper understanding of John Baptiste de La Salle and the Lasallian Christian Brothers while completing major, minor, and general education requirements at their home institutions. Two professors-one from Manhattan College and one from Lewis University-will lead the program, living at the Generalate with the students, teaching courses, and travelling with the students on program sponsored excursions.

The Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, where the program is based, is the mother house and administrative headquarters for the De La Salle Institute. Conveniently located less than a block from the Metro line, all of the famous sites of Rome are just a few minutes away. Its extensive grounds and facilities provide an ideal place to study and explore the city.

In addition to the living and studying at the Generalate, the program will have a number of excursions to different parts of Italy to allow students the chance to explore more of the rich history and culture of Italy. Expected excursions include trips to Assisi, Pisa, and Florence.

Program Links:

- Generalate of the Lasallian Christian Brothers
- LUCE Program Course Descriptions
- Italian Tourism
- Tourism in Rome


You will take a full load of courses, including one course from each of the faculty leaders and a required one credit Italian language course at your level, for a total of usually four to five courses.

Required Courses (7 credits):

- Italian Language (1 credit)
- Economics - Trade and the European Union: Issues and Policies
- Theology - Christian Faith and the Arts

Elective Courses- Choose at least two (3 credits each):

- Art History - Italian Art: Rome through the Centuries-From its Origins to the 17th Century
- Economics - International Economics
- History - Italy Today
- Italian Language (may take two)
- Literature - Italy through 19th and 20th Century American & British Writers
- Theology - Lasallian Community and Social Action


You will live in a single person room at the Generalate. Each room will have a bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe. There is a shared common space for the program participants, as well as laundry facilities.

A meal plan at the Generalate dining facilities will also be provided as part of the program. You will have 17 meals per week provided lunches and dinners five days per week and breakfast every day.


If you are a student at one of the US Lasallian universities or colleges, you will remain enrolled at your school and pay tuition and program fees there. Contact the study abroad office for more information.

Application Deadline: October 15th