Rome Italy (Veritas) Study Abroad Program


Rome, Italy
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Program Overview

This program is offered in collaboration 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.

Veritas is a division of International Studies Abroad (ISA). You will be attending classes with ISA students as well as Veritas students.

Course Content

You are required to take a course in comparative religions or an international missions/service-learning practicum taught by local Veritas staff. The remainder of the courses will be taken at the American University of Rome. 


The 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 two to three bedrooms, a lounge/living room, a kitchen and bathroom(s). Bedrooms are typically double-occupancy.

The neighborhoods of Trastevere, Monteverde and Gianicolense 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, and better access to public transportation.

Program Fees & Eligibility

You pay your regular George Fox tuition and room and board and continue to receive all of your financial aid. Due to the high cost of some programs, an additional fee may be charged. You are responsible for round-trip airfare. There also may be an additional charge for a visa. The fee does include emergency travel insurance.

To apply, you must be a full-time undergraduate student with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. There is no language requirement.

Application Process

Applying to the program is a two-step process, requiring that you complete both a George Fox and external site application. Visit the Application Page to get specific details. Once you’ve completed the George Fox application, we will provide you with information to apply to the Rome, Italy (Veritas) program.