Rome - Rome Program at 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:

The Lewis Rome Program at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) is a unique study abroad opportunity for students from all of the Lasallian colleges and universities around the world to study with each other while living in the Generalate, the motherhouse for the Christian Brothers in Rome, Italy.

The Generalate of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is the official residence of the Brother Superior General and his Council. It is from here that the De La Salle Institute is governed and where the administration of anything connected with the De La Salle Institute is supervised. 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 a safe and ideal place to study and explore the city.

Students participating in the Lewis Rome Program at LUCE will be able to:

- Study alongside peers from other global Lasallian colleges and universities
- Complete major, minor, and general education requirements at their home institutions
- Gain a deeper understanding of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the Lasallian Christian Brothers, and the International Lasallian Network
- Participate in world class excursions to different parts of Italy

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)
- Theology - Christian Faith and the Arts
- Theology - Christian Ethics: Ethical Business, Sustainability, Responsibility and Peace

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 and Finance - International Economics and Finance – Focus on Europe, with Flashbacks to the Roman Empire
- History - Italy Today
- Italian Language (may take two)
- Literature - Italy through 19th and 20th Century American & British Writers
- Theology - Lasallian Community and Social Action


Students will live in single person rooms at the Generalate. Each room features its own bathroom, along with 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 meal plan, with most of your lunches and dinners provided during 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.

The program costs for the Lewis Rome Program include:
- Tuition
- Airport pick-up in Rome
- Accommodations (single person room)
- On-site orientation
- Rome public transportation pass
- Program-sponsored excursions and activities
- Meal plan
- Medical insurance

The program cost does not include:
- Airfare
- Passport fees
- Additional meals
- Personal travel
- Supplies
- Personal expenses

Application Deadline: November 1