Veritas in Rome
This program is offered in colloboration with Veritas Christian Study Abroad at the American University of Rome in Rome, Italy. You can’t take two steps in Rome without running into a historical statue, building, ruin, or landmark creating a unique environment for studying topics related to Christian life and history. Whether you are interested in art, architecture, theatre or meeting new people, Rome is a great city to live your mission, to learn about your faith and grow as you serve a community.
Students are required to take a course in Church History and an International Missions/Service-learning practicum taught by local Veritas staff, and a beginning Italian language course. The remainder of the courses will be taken at the American University of Rome. For a sample list of courses go to courses. Scroll to the bottom to see a partial list of courses taught in English. There is no language requirment for this program.
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form
• Veritas Christian Study Abroad application* (An application fee must accompany your application)
* The Veritas Christian Study Abroad application should only be completed after being informed from the George Fox Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. There is NO language requirement.
Because students remain enrolled at George Fox University while participating with Veritas, academic credit is awarded by George Fox. Students will typically take 16 credit hours. Students will be required to attend two pre-departure meetings, complete an online course evaluation, and attend a re-entry meeting upon their return. Students must see the transfer credit specialist in the Registrars office BEFORE they begin their semester off-campus.
The Veritas Rome program includes comfortable housing in shared, fully-furnished apartments conveniently located in three traditional, well-established neighborhoods in close proximity to the American University of Rome. Most Veritas apartments have 2-3 bedrooms, lounge/living room, kitchen and bathroom(s). Bedrooms are typically double-occupancy. The neighborhoods of Trastevere (Tra-ste-vey-ray), Monteverde (Mon-te-ver-day), and Gianicolense (Jah-ni-col-en-zay), are desirable residential neighborhoods located on the west side of the city, just south of Vatican City. Compared to other parts of Rome, these neighborhoods have less noise and traffic, more green areas, better access to public transport, and are conveniently located just a short distance from the historic
The student pays George Fox's standard tuition, room and board, and student fees (an additional fee is required to attend some programs). Participants continue to receive financial aid, including scholarships, since they are officially George Fox students. Round trip airfare is additional.