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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: SMC-CA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/31/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligible Class Standing: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Language of Instruction: English Study Abroad Program Type: Lasallian International Programs Consortium
Housing: Apartment (Single) Field of Study: Art History, Business Administration, English, History, Italian, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology
Program Description:
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese

Photo Credits: movingitalia

Program Highlights

Rome - the Eternal City! This semester length program gives students from Lasallian universities 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 a relaxed place to study and live, while providing a great “base” from which to explore the bustling city of Rome right outside its doors.

In addition to the living and studying at the Generalate, you will go on a number of excursions to different parts of Italy to give you the chance to explore more of the rich history and culture of Italy. Expected excursions include trips to Assisi, Pisa, Florence, Pompeii, and Naples.

Eligibility Requirements

At least sophomore year standing (junior for some programs), SMC, Exchange & Lasallian programs meet senior residence requirements;
An average of a 3.0 minimum cumulative AND major GPA;
Confirmation of a clear record of disciplinary conduct with Residence Life

Application Process

Click on the "Apply Now" button on top right hand of this page to begin the process
Deadlines: March 1st for Academic Year/Fall Semester start programs and October 1st for Spring Semester start programs
Selection results will be announced early April for Academic Year/Fall Semester start programs and early November for Spring Semester start programs
Study abroad deposit ($600) will be due upon acceptance

2018-2019 Semester Fees
*Tuition & Fees include tuition, airport pick-up in Rome, and overseas medical insurance.
Tuition & Fees $23,565
Room (Board Included) $7,532
Travel (Estimated International Flight) $1,500
Student Visa $140
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit (due one month after acceptance) $600
Security/Housing Deposit N/A
Application Fee N/A
Study Abroad Fee $30

*NOTE: Tuition does not include excursion/lab/material fees associated with courses taken. Students are charged additional related course fees directly.
For Scholarship Resources please click HERE

Required Courses (7 LUCE credits=2.25 SMC Credits):

- Italian Language (1 LUCE credit=.25 SMC Credit)
- Sociology - Topics: Migration and the European Crisis (3 LUCE credits: 1 SMC credit)
- Theology - Christian Faith and the Arts (3 LUCE credits: 1 SMC credit)

Elective Courses- Choose at least two courses from the list below (3 LUCE credits each= 1 SMC credit each):

- Art History - Italian Art: Rome through the Centuries-From its Origins to the 17th Century (3 LUCE credits=1 SMC credit)
- Business - Ethical Business: Sustainability, Responsibility & Peace (3 LUCE credits=1 SMC credit)
- Business - International Business: Doing Business in Europe (3 LUCE credits=1 SMC credit)
- History - Italy Today (3 LUCE credits=1 SMC credit)
- Italian Language (may take two)
- Literature - Italy through 19th and 20th Century American & British Writers (3 LUCE credits=1 SMC credit)
- Sociology - Introduction to Sociology (3 LUCE credits=1 SMC credit)
- Theology - Search for Faith (3 LUCE credits=1 SMC credit)

LUCE Housing
Students will live in a single person room at LUCE;  each room will have a bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe. There are shared common spaces for the program participants including: a computer lab, and laundry facilities.  As part of the program, a meal plan at the Generalate dining facilities will also be provided; students will have 17 meals per week provided lunches and dinners five days per week and breakfast every day. 

For students interested in gaining Italian skills prior to studying abroad, please consider taking a Italian class at SMC. For more information, please click HERE.

LUCE Offered Courses
LUCE Pre-Approved Courses List