You'll enroll in 1 PC core course, 1 CEA language course, 0-2 PC theology/religious studies courses, and 1-3 CEA elective courses. Fall students may choose an "extended" semester option that includes 1 elective course at LUISS.
PC core courses, PC theology/religious studies courses, and CEA elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. CEA language courses and LUISS elective courses meet for 60 contact hours/4 credits.
Fall students may earn up to 16 credits (up to 240 contact hours); students in the "extended LUISS" option may earn up to 17 credits (up to 255 contact hours). Spring students may earn up to a total of 16 credits (240 contact hours). CEA classes meet 1-4 times per week, Monday-Thursday. LUISS classes meet twice a week, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Friday.
Prior to departure, you'll select your preferred courses and indicate your estimated Italian language level. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. After you arrive in Rome, you'll take a language placement exam to determine final placement. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.