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If you want to launch your career after college with an impressive résumé, work an internship abroad in Rome. The Italian capital has survived thousands of years as a center of intellectual, political, religious, and artistic activity, and offers you a wealth of opportunity to learn and develop valuable job skills. Whether you want to find a placement in business, marketing, communication, architecture, anthropology, international relations, or another field, Rome has the perfect host organization for you. Enjoy this famous city’s plush culture in your free time, through its ancient archaeological sites, iconic architecture, beautiful fine art, luxury fashion label headquarters, and authentic Italian food. Practice speaking Italian with your new friends and co-workers as you wine, dine, and explore living history in one of the greatest European cities. Experience life as an intern abroad in Rome and discover what you’re capable of.

Internships to love in Rome

Internships to love in Rome

Study + Internship in Rome

Study + Internship in Rome

CEA CAPA Rome Center
Rome, Italy

The Study + Internship program in Rome is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course and additional courses. Our diverse range of courses will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and your personalized internship placement will help you acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context. Program options are dependent upon location, but may include: Semester, Summer, Part-Time and Full-Time Internships, and English and host language speaking placements.

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Internship in Rome

Internship in Rome

CEA CAPA Rome Center
Rome, Italy

The Internship program in Rome is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course. This will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context.

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What's Included in your Program'

What's Included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Onsite Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Onsite Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Career & Re-entry Workshop
  • Official Transcript(s)

Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri

The Gardens of Ninfa

Ostia Antica

Tivoli

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we’ve offered in the past.  

Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri

This two-day excursion begins with an exploration of the archaeological remains of the ancient town of Pompeii. Preserved by the ash and lava spewed out by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D., Pompeii offers a snapshot of ancient Roman life. From the frescoes of the House of Vettii (an example of wealthy merchants’ homes) and the central Forum square, to the Baths and the Sacrarium of the Lares, you’ll marvel at Pompeii’s former glamour, now merely dust.

Next we’ll visit the small town of Sorrento, with its narrow alleys and beaches. Known as the pearl of the Gulf of Naples, this scenic village offers views of the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida.

Capri has many nicknames: the Enchanted Island, the Blue Island, the Sleeping Beauty, and the Island of Love. Spend the day exploring the island’s many beautiful sites. Known as a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous, the Isle of Capri caters to visitors with its blend of simplicity, natural beauty, and busy glitz.

The allure of the island views, rocky seashores, and scenic charm will enliven you to investigate their surroundings. Our time on Capri begins with a motorboat trip to the Blue Grotto, a magical place with crystal blue water. The rest of the day, you’ll explore the island’s two towns, Capri and Anacapri, each speckled with designer boutiques, small shops, and hidden wonders.

Florence

Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, has long attracted tourists with its red-tiled roofs, impressive Cathedral, ornate palaces, and must-see artworks. Today, the city is a thriving center that combines both ancient and modern achievements. Visits to sites such as the Academia (home of Michelangelo’s David), the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, and Ponte Vecchio will provide you with a taste of this romantic city.

Venice

(Semester Only)

Built on the water and unique in the world, Venice has a long and intriguing history. Once an economic super-power in the Mediterranean, Venice was long a jumping-off point for traders and explorers departing for the East. From Byzantine domes, mosaics, and paintings to charming piazzas and

light-filled interiors, Venice retains the character that has made it one of the most visited destinations in the world. This three-day excursion includes a visit to Basilica of St. Mark, the Rialto Bridge and market, and the island of Murano with its glass-blowing factories. Don’t miss the unique experience of riding a gondola through the Venice canals!

Assisi

(Semester Only)

Assisi was the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan order in 1208. UNESCO designated the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi a World Heritage Site in 2000. The lower church has frescoes by the medieval artists Cimabue, Simone Martini, and Pietro Lorenzetti, while the upper church houses Giotto’s famous scenes of the life of St. Francis.

The Gardens of Ninfa

(Semester Only)

The Gardens of Ninfa take their name from nymphaeum, or place of the nymphs, and are considered to be among the most beautiful in the world. Built atop upon the ruins of an ancient settlement, the gardens are a unique example of an integrated eco-system that combines natural, cultural, and historical elements. The secret of Ninfa’s lush beauty lies in its exceptional microclimate, which allows the growth of local and exotic vegetation species. We’ll visit the gardens when they are in full bloom and finish the day with a tour of a local wine estate, where we’ll uncover the secrets of enology and gastronomy.

Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica, founded by the Romans in the 4th century BC, functioned as Rome’s main port for over 600 years. Romans, foreigners, sailors, and slaves populated the port, making this town an important focal point of defense and trade. This mélange of cultures created an interesting contrast to the rich and upper-class residents of Pompeii. During our visit to Ostia Antica you’ll visit the historical inhabitants’ homes, shops, restaurants and bakery and witness the diversity evident in the shrines, temples, and sanctuaries scattered throughout the area.

Tivoli

Ancient Tibur, just 30 minutes outside of Rome, boasts clean, crisp air in the scenic countryside. Roman aristocrats once frolicked to Tivoli, cementing its reputation as a holiday resort. We’ll visit the famous Villa Adriana, constructed by the Emperor Hadrian who spent his entire life shaping it into one of the largest, most extravagant villas in the Roman Empire. We’ll also tour Villa D’Este; once a Benedictine convent, Cardinal Ippolito d’Este refurbished it into a luxurious villa with splendid gardens and over 40 elaborate fountains, including water-works that activate the musical pipes of an organ.

Take advantage of the unique and stimulating extracurricular opportunities that CEA CAPA offers within the city of Rome. Choose from a variety of local cultural activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy music concerts, architecture, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges or something entirely different, our Rome staff can help you get involved in the local culture.

St. Peter's Dome

Join us on a 330-step climb to the top of the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. Enjoy unsurpassed views of Rome from the highest structure in the historic center. Wear comfy shoes!

Ballet or Opera Night

Spend a night at the theatre, immersed in the unique atmosphere of such classics as Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake or Nabucco by Italian composer G. Verdi.

Italian Cooking Class

Food and wine culture is very important in Italy—learn how to prepare a typical Italian meal, so you can show off your culinary skills to friends and family! In this fun class, you’ll prepare (and then enjoy) Italian dishes under the instruction of a professional chef. Sessions are limited to 15 students.

Clay Workshop

Clay workshops offer a great way to take a break from your studies and put your skills to the test! An artist reveals the secrets and beauty of ceramics, helping you to produce your very own work of art. Sessions are limited to 15 students.

Pizza and Gelato Crawl

"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… that's amore!" Italy is famous for its pizza and gelato; we’ll sample different types while walking through Rome’s historical center. This fun tour will provide insight into both pizza-making and the great variety of Italian gelato flavors that will endlessly tease your taste buds!

Bike Ride down the Appian Way

Join us on a three-hour bike ride down the Appian Way, one of the seven ancient roads that lead to Rome. Completed in 312 BC, the Via Appia is lined with ancient Roman tombs, monuments, and ancient aqueducts. This outing delivers Roman history, culture, physical activity, and nature, all in a few memorable hours.

Language Exchange

Hone your Italian skills through conversations with local Italian students. Language exchanges are offered at the CEA CAPA Rome Center and through LUISS two to three times during the semester, depending on the availability of Italian students.

Volunteering Program – CEA CAPA C’È

Created by our CEA CAPA Florence team, CEA CAPA C’È is an award-winning program that simply translated means “CEA CAPA is there.” In Collaboration with Roma Altruista, CEA CAPA C’È allows you to become an active member of Roman society and experience Rome from within. You can participate in volunteer activities that range from cleaning the city to feeding the poor, all while acting as an ambassador for your own culture.

Examples of CEA CAPA C’È activities include:

  • Working with cats at a shelter
  • Helping at a soup kitchen
  • Selecting clothes for needy mothers and babies at a thrift shop
  • Painting workshop for disabled adults
  • Rowing on the Tiber with disabled children

Colloquia

Our Colloquia are held twice per semester. We invite keynote speakers and provide you with the opportunity to encounter professionals and academics who have distinguished themselves in their particular area of expertise, both in Italy and internationally.

Active Learning

Active Learning opportunities help you integrate CEA CAPA’s cultural engagement offerings with the subjects you study in class. This program consists of a selection of cultural activities, all designed to help you correlate the subjects you study in formal academic instruction with the experiences you encounter outside of the classroom. With active learning, you are moved and motivated not only by listening, but by action as you watch, speak and do.

Examples include:

  • Overnight trips to Florence and Venice
  • Day trips to Assisi
  • Day trips to Ninfa
  • Wine harvest and slow food day trip

Health and Wellness

Your mental and physical wellness are important to us; that’s why we’ve created a selection of activities that will get your heart racing! Join our personal trainer, who will take you jogging through the streets of Rome twice a week. Start Nordic walking in one of Rome’s great parks. Go on a two-hour bike ride down the ancient Appian Way. Be healthy both inside and out by taking advantage of the healthy snacks and water we set out for you during midterms and finals.

Career and Re-entry Workshop

Explore the skills and knowledge you’ve gained and learn how to articulate your growth in your future job searches. In this interactive workshop, you’ll reflect and process your study abroad experience, connect study abroad with your career goals, and obtain practical advice to help you transition back to the U.S.

Content Creator Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Content Creator program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus… become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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Rome Housing

Rome Housing

*Housing options may change term over term and will be confirmed on the housing application form prior to the start of the term. Below are the housing options that have been offered in the past.

Available:

Semester
Summer

All CEA CAPA students studying in Rome have the option of living in apartments while abroad. Generally located in the Prati neighborhood, these apartments cater perfectly to the independent, do-it-yourself type students who want to experience Rome as a local apartment-dweller would. Whip up some homemade pasta carbonara in your own, equipped kitchen, crack open your window, and watch the Italian world unfold before your eyes.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Rome Center: 10-60 minutes walking distance, depending on apartment location
  • John Cabot University: 10-25 minutes by bus/metro, 30 minutes walking distance depending on apartment location
  • CEA CAPA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies: 10-60 minutes walking distance, depending on apartment location
  • LUISS: 30-40 minutes by bus/metro

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 2-3 students per room
  • 4-8 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared-single sex bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Central heating
  • Fans provided
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Ciao! Choose to live in a CEA CAPA apartment along with an Italian University student as one of your roommates. Your Italian roommate will be a true part of your Roman experience and household giving you the opportunity to engage in the local community with more ease. By choosing to live with an Italian student, you will have a resource to help you make the most out of your time abroad experiencing Rome and Italy through their eyes, too. The Italian roommate will share a bedroom with one or two CEA CAPA students in an apartment shared with other CEA CAPA students. 

Apartments are generally located in the Prati neighborhood and are perfect for a student who wants to experience Rome as a local would, taking on the Italian culture and language as part of their daily life. Who better to learn from than your Italian roommate on: how to make an espresso, where to go for the best pizza in Rome, practice Italian, or how to make authentic lasagna? Fantastico!

*Note: One Italian University student will share a bedroom with 1-2 other CEA CAPA students within an apartment shared with other CEA CAPA students. By choosing this option, you may or may not share a bedroom with the Italian University student in your apartment. Please note, there is limited availability of apartments with an Italian Roommate.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Rome Center: 10-60 minutes walking distance, depending on apartment location
  • John Cabot University: 10-25 minutes by bus/metro, 30 minutes walking distance depending on apartment location
  • CEA CAPA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies: 10-60 minutes walking distance, depending on apartment location
  • LUISS: 30-40 minutes by bus/metro

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • One Italian University student per apartment will share a bedroom with 1-2 CEA CAPA students
  • 2-3 students per bedroom
  • 4-8 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared-single sex bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Central heating
  • Fans provided

Additional Fees

This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

  • Semester:   $1,100 - $1,700
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While CEA CAPA highly recommends that you choose one of our Rome housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. Are you dying to live in a specific Roman neighborhood? Are you studying abroad with someone that you must have as your roommate? Independent housing could be the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA CAPA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA CAPA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

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Institutions

Institutions

CEA CAPA Rome Center
CEA CAPA Rome Center

Located in the historic surroundings of Italy’s capital city, the CEA CAPA Rome Center offers interdisciplinary programs spanning business, politics, Italian language, cultural studies, and liberal arts. With the great city of Rome as your classroom, you can choose courses offered in both Italian and English, and enjoy the opportunity to improve your language skills and further your academic pursuits while immersed in a historic cosmopolitan setting. Designed to exploit the natural strengths of Rome's modern pace as well as its historic past, the curriculum at the CEA CAPA Rome Center offers you distinct study tracks, based on the study of Italian language & culture, business, politics, and history. 

Whatever program you choose, you’ll engage in activities designed to take the curriculum out of the classroom and into the community, like visits to galleries, museums, city council chambers, local businesses, food markets, and artisan’s workshops, as well as first-hand encounters with artists, architects, local business people, writers, curators, and Italian students. Even outside school hours, we’ll encourage you to apply lessons learned in class to real-life, drawing connections between your studies and the daily life of your host community. This ongoing, active, and reflective structure of study not only helps you gain historical and social understanding, but helps you develop the international cultural fluency you need in an increasingly globalized world. 

The CEA CAPA Rome Center also helps you critically reflect upon and articulate your own national, cultural, and social identities. Active class participation provides the opportunity for interaction and collaboration, both critical factors in academic and professional success. CEA CAPA Rome Center faculty are committed to fostering students’ intellectual and cultural growth through simulated debates, multi-media research presentations, and round-table discussions. 

 

Transcript Information

Courses at the CEA CAPA Rome Center are transcripted by the University of New Haven (UNH), CEA CAPA’s School of Record. 

Accreditation

Courses taught at the CEA CAPA Rome Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA CAPA Rome Center, you will receive credit for your work from UNH. Located in Connecticut, the University of New Haven is a student-focused, comprehensive university that’s fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The agreement between CEA CAPA and UNH follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad and satisfies the rigorous requirements of the University's institutional accreditor, making credits earned at the CEA CAPA Rome Center easily transferable to US-accredited institutions. Learn more about UNH's service as the School of Record for CEA CAPA

Grading

Professors at the CEA CAPA Rome Center will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout the academic session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

The following grading scale is in use for CEA CAPA center-delivered syllabi:

DESCRIPTOR ALPHA NUMERIC GPA REQUIREMENT/EXPECTATION
Outstanding
(High Distinction)
A 93+ 4.0 Maximum grade: In addition to description for grade "A-", the participant shows detailed understanding of materials about which he or she can show independent analytical ability. This means the ability to question an issue from different perspectives and evaluate responses in an objective manner.
Excellent
(Distinction)
A- 90 - 92.99 3.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook/class hand-outs/class notes, and the work shows a high level of independent thought, presents informed and insightful discussion, and demonstrates a well-developed capacity for evaluation.
Very good
(High Credit)
B+ 87 - 89.99 3.3 Shows evidence of a capacity to generalize from the taught content, or the material in literature, or from class lectures in an informed manner. Also, the work demonstrates a capacity to integrate personal reflection into the discussion and an appreciation of a range of different perspectives.
Good
(Credit)
B 83 - 86.99 3.0 The work is well-organized and contains coherent or logical argumentation and presentation.
Good
(Credit)
B- 80 - 82.99 2.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook and/or notes, and there is evidence of additional reading.
Average
(Good Pass)
C+ 77 - 79.99 2.3 The work demonstrates a capacity to integrate research into the discussion and a critical appreciation of a range of theoretical perspectives. Also, the work demonstrates a clear understanding of the question and its theoretical implications and demonstrates evidence of additional reading.
Adequate
(Pass)
C 73 - 76.99 2.0 Shows clear understanding and some insight into the material in the textbook and notes, but not beyond. A deficiency in understanding the material may be compensated by evidence of independent thought and effort related to the subject matter.
Below Average
(Borderline Pass)
C- 70 - 72.99 1.7 Shows some understanding of the material in the textbook and notes. A deficiency in any of the above may be compensated by evidence of independent thought related to the subject matter.
Inadequate
(Borderline Fail)
D+ 67 - 69.99 1.3 Fails to show a clear understanding or much insight into the material in the textbook and notes.
Poor
(Fail)
D 60 - 66.99 1.0 Besides the above for D+, participant has not shown interest or engagement in the class work or study.
Poor
(Fail)
F <60 0 Shows little or no understanding of any of the material.
Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty selected by CEA CAPA and approved by the University of New Haven. 
  • Faculty are bilingual (English/Italian) and represent diverse backgrounds. 

  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered. 

  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor. 

  • You’ll attend class with other CEA CAPA students of equivalent language levels, not with native Italian students. 

  • Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations. 

  • Language and elective course sizes range from 10 to 20 students. Small class sizes mean more personalized attention from instructors. 

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • Counseling Services
  • CEA CAPA Academic Resources
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • Digital Resources from UNH Library
  • Computers
  • Printing Services
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
CEA CAPA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies
CEA CAPA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies

The CEA CAPA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies was established in 2010 at the CEA CAPA Rome Center. This exclusive collaboration combines CEA CAPA's outstanding academic management and support with Providence College's distinguished academic leadership and religious tradition; Providence College students can learn more about their unique program, PC in Rome. The Center provides the opportunity to study theology and religion in the heart of Rome, a cultural and religious crossroads and center of the Roman Catholic Church. 

With this great city as your classroom, you’ll enjoy a unique opportunity to further your academic pursuits and improve your language skills while immersed in a historic, cosmopolitan setting. Courses offered in Italian and English are held at the CEA CAPA Rome Center and at significant sites in and around the Eternal City, including the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Catacombs of San Callisto. Local experts and scholars, and visiting Providence College faculty teach courses. 

Providence College is a four-year, co-educational, Roman Catholic college of liberal arts and sciences located in Providence, Rhode Island and accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Learn more about Providence College. 

Language and area studies courses taught at the CEA CAPA Rome Center are designed in conjunction with and approved by the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, UNH approves faculty appointments for language and non-theology course electives. Located in Connecticut, UNH is fully accredited by NECHE. 

Credit Transfer Information

CEA CAPA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies curricula and class schedules follow a U.S. university model. Credits earned in theology/religious studies courses are easily transferable to U.S.-accredited institutions. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Transcript Information

Theology/religious studies courses available to CEA CAPA/PC students are approved and transcripted by Providence College.

Accreditation

Providence College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Grading

Instructors will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout the academic session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.  

The following grading system is used for theology\religious studies courses transcripted by Providence College: 

Grade

Standard Grade

A Superior

4.00 points per each credit hour completed

A-

3.67 points per each credit hour completed

B+ Very Good

3.33 points per each credit hour completed

B Good

3.00 points per each credit hour completed

B-

2.67 points per each credit hour completed

C+ Above Average

2.33 points per each credit hour completed

C Average

2.00 points per each credit hour completed

D+ Passing

1.33 points per each credit hour completed

D Low Passing

1.00 points per each credit hour completed

D-

0.67 points per each credit hour completed

F Failure

0.00 points per each credit hour completed

I (Incomplete)

Incomplete; becomes "NF" if not completed by mid-semester date of the following semester.

NA (Never Attended)

Instructor reported that enrolled student never attended course.

NF (Not Finished)

Course not finished within required time; this grade is computed as an "F."

NM (No Mark)

Instructor has not submitted grade; becomes "NF" if not resolved by mid-semester date of the following semester.

WD (Withdrawal)

Approved withdrawal from a course; this grade is not computed in the GPA.

The following grading system is used for language and other area studies courses, transcripted by the University of New Haven: 

DESCRIPTOR ALPHA NUMERIC GPA REQUIREMENT/EXPECTATION
Outstanding
(High Distinction)
A 93+ 4.0 Maximum grade: In addition to description for grade "A-", the participant shows detailed understanding of materials about which he or she can show independent analytical ability. This means the ability to question an issue from different perspectives and evaluate responses in an objective manner.
Excellent
(Distinction)
A- 90 - 92.99 3.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook/class hand-outs/class notes, and the work shows a high level of independent thought, presents informed and insightful discussion, and demonstrates a well-developed capacity for evaluation.
Very good
(High Credit)
B+ 87 - 89.99 3.3 Shows evidence of a capacity to generalize from the taught content, or the material in literature, or from class lectures in an informed manner. Also, the work demonstrates a capacity to integrate personal reflection into the discussion and an appreciation of a range of different perspectives.
Good
(Credit)
B 83 - 86.99 3.0 The work is well-organized and contains coherent or logical argumentation and presentation.
Good
(Credit)
B- 80 - 82.99 2.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook and/or notes, and there is evidence of additional reading.
Average
(Good Pass)
C+ 77 - 79.99 2.3 The work demonstrates a capacity to integrate research into the discussion and a critical appreciation of a range of theoretical perspectives. Also, the work demonstrates a clear understanding of the question and its theoretical implications and demonstrates evidence of additional reading.
Adequate
(Pass)
C 73 - 76.99 2.0 Shows clear understanding and some insight into the material in the textbook and notes, but not beyond. A deficiency in understanding the material may be compensated by evidence of independent thought and effort related to the subject matter.
Below Average
(Borderline Pass)
C- 70 - 72.99 1.7 Shows some understanding of the material in the textbook and notes. A deficiency in any of the above may be compensated by evidence of independent thought related to the subject matter.
Inadequate
(Borderline Fail)
D+ 67 - 69.99 1.3 Fails to show a clear understanding or much insight into the material in the textbook and notes.
Poor
(Fail)
D 60 - 66.99 1.0 Besides the above for D+, participant has not shown interest or engagement in the class work or study.
Poor
(Fail)
F <60 0 Shows little or no understanding of any of the material.
Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty selected by CEA CAPA, and approved by Providence College and the University of New Haven. 
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 25 students. Small class sizes mean more personalized attention from instructors. 
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered. 
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor. 
  • You’ll take language classes with other CEA CAPA students of equivalent language levels, not with native Italian students. 

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • CEA CAPA Academic Resources
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • Digital Resources from UNH Library
  • Computers
  • Printing Services
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
John Cabot University
John Cabot University

Founded in 1972 as a four-year, liberal arts and sciences university, John Cabot University (JCU) is a leading university in Rome. Named for John Cabot, a Venetian who sailed the world under the British flag, JCU exemplifies its namesake’s qualities of exploration and internationalization.

JCU is located on two campuses in Rome’s Trastevere quarter on the river Tiber, near St. Peter's and the Vatican, and a 30-minute bus ride from the CEA CAPA Rome Center. Your classes will take place throughout the city, as well as inside the classroom in subjects including art history, business administration, classics, communications, English literature, film studies, history, Italian literature, music, natural sciences, psychology, philosophy and religion. JCU is committed to providing you with an active learning environment.

You’ll attend classes with other CEA CAPA, Italian, and international students, giving you the opportunity to encounter many of the world's cultures on one of Europe's most exciting capitals.

Credit Transfer Information

John Cabot University curricula and class schedules follow a U.S. university model. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Transcript Information

Students receive a transcript from John Cabot University upon successful completion of the program. The transcript reflects semester credit hours.

Accreditation

John Cabot University (JCU) is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and is authorized by the Italian Ministry of Education to operate as a degree-granting American university in Italy. JCU also holds accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Grading
Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com.
Classroom and Information

  • International faculty from John Cabot University will teach your elective classes.
  • Assessment is based on participation, exams, and individual and group projects.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered. 
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor. 
  • Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations. 
  • Class size ranges from 15 to 50 students. 
  • You will attend class with CEA CAPA students, other international students, and Italian students. 

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Center
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Student ID
  • Printing Services
  • Multi-Media
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Language Learning Services
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali
Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali

LUISS University (LUISS) was founded in the mid-1970s to provide an innovative, flexible education that allows students to feel a sense of mastery over their futures. Today, LUISS is known for its highly selective admissions, alignment with market demands and the business world, and the study of information technology and foreign languages.

LUISS is officially accredited by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education (last revision of accreditation decree: Art. 1, Law 243/1991) and offers degrees at all academic levels in business studies, economics, politics, and law. For the past 15 years, LUISS consistently ranks among the top three Social Sciences institutions in Italy. The school attracts top talent in both students and instructors, and is firmly committed to the highest international standards in teaching and research.

Thanks to its affiliation with Confindustria, the Italian Industrialists' Confederation, LUISS has close ties to Italian industrial concerns, most of which operate internationally. For decades, the institution has played a key role in Italy's economic and cultural development, training world leaders sensitive to the values of market culture and the rules of a modern democracy. Alumni have also made important academic contributions in economics, finance, law, and political science.

Located on six campuses across the exclusive Parioli neighborhood, LUISS is a 20-minute bus ride from the CEA CAPA Rome Center. The main campus offers a modern study environment with the latest in technology for more than 8,000 students. Architecture features open, dynamic, transparent spaces that fully express the sense of community and the intensity of life at LUISS.

You’ll attend class with other American, Italian, and international students, giving you the opportunity to engage with diverse cultures in a formative experience of intellectual exchange. International conferences, symposia, workshops, and guest-lectures further enrich your academic experience.

Credit Transfer Information

LUISS University awards credits based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) system. CEA CAPA credit hour recommendations are based on the following conversion: 2 ECTS credits equals 1 U.S. semester credit. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Transcript Information

Students receive a transcript from LUISS University upon successful completion of the program. The transcript reflects ECTS credits.

Accreditation

LUISS University is accredited by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education. Its business school is also accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

Grading
Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com.
Classroom and Information

  • International faculty will teach your elective classes.
  • Assessment is based on participation, exams, and individual and group projects.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will also be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to classroom structures and coursework expectations for your school.
  • Class size ranges from 15 to 50 students.
  • You will attend class with fellow CEA CAPA students, other international students, and Italian students.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Student Center
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Student ID
  • Printing Services
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Free Campus Shuttle
  • Bookstore
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