Enjoy a three week study program that includes classes at the brand new ACU Rome Centre. The Rome Centre is a jointly operated centre between ACU and The Catholic University of America (CUA).

Program highlights and inclusions

  • Accommodation and classes in Rome, Italy
  • Italian language classes offered during the program in Rome
  • Group site visits within the community
  • Group sightseeing excursions and time to explore the city
  • ACU classes (UNCC300) throughout the program

An example of a typical program

July 9

  • Arrive before 4pm, check into housing
  • Welcome by Rome staff
  • Welcome dinner

July 10-14

  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Rome
  • Tutorials
  • Guest lectures
  • Italian language classes
  • Site visits

July 15-16

  • Weekend:  Free for personal travel or study

July 17-21

  • Tutorials
  • Guest lectures
  • Italian language classes
  • Site visits
  • Exam
  • Farewell lunch

July 22

  • Depart accommodation


The 2017 program fee is AUD$2,800.00. The program fee covers:

  • shared accommodation in Rome
  • meal plan (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • airport transfer
  • scheduled group excursion and site visits
  • Italian language classes
  • welcome dinner.

The program fee does not include the return airfare to Italy, ACU HECS/tuition for UNCC300 or additional travel.


A three week program run in the semester break in July.

Financial help

Eligible students may apply for:

  • ACU Vice Chancellor’s Travel Grant worth up to $2,500 to assist in the costs of undertaking study overseas.
  • Provost International Core Curriculum Scholarship valued at $1,000 to help cover the cost of program participation. Grants are awarded on the basis of merit and are subject to availability.
  • OS-HELP loan which provides financial assistance for eligible Commonwealth supported students to undertake part of their course of study overseas.

Accommodation details

All students stay at the ACU Rome Centre’s accommodation located in Janiculum Hill, behind the Vatican and near trendy Trastevere. The centre offers living quarters for undergraduates, a wing for postgraduate students, apartments for visiting faculty, commercial kitchen, a chapel, garden and other amenities.