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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Non-UD Students:
Yes Language coursework offered: Yes
Field of study: Business, Humanities Program Advisor: Kelly Brannan Trail
Academic Level:
Max credit hours:
CAP-Approved Courses: Yes
Program Description:

Due to high enrollment, we have closed the application for this program. Please contact or stop by Rike Center 208 to discuss your other program options.

A History and Culture of Global Commerce

About the Program 

Studying in Rome affords students the chance to immerse themselves in a unique and proud culture while simultaneously completing coursework that emphasizes international aspects of business. The “Eternal City,” Rome served as the capital of the vast Roman Empire and subsequently as the center of Catholic faith.  

Students have the opportunity to learn about the history of Italy within the context of the European Union and through the prisms of topics in management and workplace communication – all elements contributing to their understanding of their future professional roles in an increasingly global marketplace.

Students complete assignments and exams as if on campus and use free time to explore exciting locales. Planned program excursions will include tours of businesses/production facilities and cultural/historical sites such as The Vatican, Florence, Cinque Terre, and Venice. Course-specific field trips and/or guest speakers may also be organized by individual instructors.


Curricular Options

All programs and courses listed are tentative and subject to change, depending on student interest. Students may earn up to 11 credit hours per session and must take at least 7 credit hours per session. Students are encouraged to consult their academic advisor regarding eligibility for courses, pre-reqs, etc. More information regarding courses can be found in the University Bulletin.

ENG 372: Business and Professional Writing (3 credits)
Analysis and practice in effective workplace communication. Emphasis on rhetorical elements to produce documents for business and professional situations, including job application materials, e-mails, reports, and proposals. Special focus will be on cultural differences in professional practices and communication, particularly in Italy and Europe as a whole.
CAP Status: Crossing Boundaries Inquiry

HST 305: Early Medieval Europe (3 credits)
A study of the emergence of European culture from the blending of Roman, Christian, and Germanic influences, especially as they emerge and blended on the Italian peninsula and in the city of Rome. Topics will include: the Roman Empire and its legacy, the Church as religious, intellectual, political and cultural institution, and the birth of medieval commerce and the cultural surrounding it.
CAP Status: Crossing Boundaries Faith Traditions; Advanced Historical Studies

MGT 301: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Study of individual, group, and team behavior in organizations as they interact to achieve both personal and organizational goals. Topics include individual differences, interpersonal communication, leadership, decision-making, reward systems, conflict management, and work groups and teams. 

MGT 300: Survey of Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)
Survey of management  for non-business  majors. Prerequisite(s): Non-business majors only; sophomore standing.
CAP status: Crossing Boundaries Inquiry (pending)

LNG 1xx/2xx/3xx Italian Language (3-4 transfer credits, all levels)
Language courses are offered to students on this program through a partner institution on-site.  These are available to students interested in enhancing their language skills at a multitude of levels.  Students must submit a Course Pre-Approval form to the CIP in the Spring in order to successfully earn transfer credit.  Only transfer credit (i.e. a “K” grade) will be earned for any language course pre-approved and taken abroad with a passing grade.  Please note that students choosing to take a language course abroad on this program will be assessed a regular tuition fee based upon three or four credits.

UDI 310: MAXIE: Experience (1 Credit; required)
This courses aims to utilize the city as the classroom where students can make sense of their experience through interactive discussion, group activities, and independent journaling. Through reflection, students internalize their study abroad experience and may undergo changes impacting attitudes and actions in their home country and at UD.  Graded minicourse required of all student participants.


Nicky Adams, Lecturer, Department of English (Site Coordinator)

Dr. Bobbi Sutherland, Assistant Professor, Department of History

Tracy Miller, Lecturer, Department of Management and Marketing



Students must be 18 years of age or older and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing.

Pre-Departure Orientation

For all University of Dayton summer programs, pre-departure orientations play a critical role in making a study abroad a valuable learning experience.  All students accepted to participate in University of Dayton’s summer programs are required to take the pre-departure course, UDI 220: MAXIE - Prepare (Maximizing your International Experience). This course helps students develop intercultural communication and sensitivity skills and techniques that can be used in any context, as well as learn site-specific strategies to be employed in-country. Students will be given time to clarify academic and personal goals prior to departure. UDI 220 is a required class for your education abroad experience. It is divided into two parts: the first part involves meeting as a group during the semester prior to departure (5 class meetings plus 2 sessions on concepts of culture and health and safety abroad); the second part includes meeting upon returning to campus in the semester following the in-country experience (two class meetings).

The schedule for your UDI 220 class is as follows:
Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm
Rike 206
Section Number: UDI 220 – M2
Classes begin the week of March 6, 2017 and last until the end of the semester.

Once students have changed their status to “committed” in the application system, they should register for UDI 220 via Porches by searching Spring 2017, Mini-Courses (as the Department), selecting UDI 220, and finding the correct section number.

Cost and Refund Policy

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Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Program Value:
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Academic Experience:
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Cultural Experiences:
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Program Reviews:
Summer 2015 Participant
The cultural experience itself is reward enough. However, you also get the opportunity to meet many new people that go to UD and make new friends!

Nicolette Ann Westberg, Summer 2015 Participant
I strongly encourage taking a language there. It helps you feel more comfortable in the environment and makes you adapt more to the culture. I really enjoyed my experience and I wish I could go back.

Summer 2013 Participant
I would recommend this program. You have the opportunity to experience a completely different culture and step outside of the UD bubble.

The most important thing that I took away from this program was learning about different cultures as well as learning how to travel and plan side trips in a different country.
     — Marie Pinnell, Summer 2014

This program is currently not accepting applications.