Catholic University’s Rome program offers third-year undergraduate students, and students enrolled in the graduate program the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most dynamic cities with a wealth of historic, cultural, and architectural sites. In this semester-long program, students are accompanied by a design studio critic from CUArch as they engage in a full-semester program of study that includes design studio, field study, history, theory and Italian language studies. Field trips, guest speakers, and visiting design critics from Italy and other European countries are integrated with each semester's design investigations.
Facilities: The Catholic University of America has a campus in Rome that it shares with the Australian Catholic University. It is a 24,000-square-foot building that houses residence, dining, classroom, and studio space. The property is located on Rome's Janiculum Hill, bordering the ancient Roman neighborhood of Trastevere.