Engage in stimulating and enlightening conversation, enhance your worldview, create
lasting friendships and truly deepen your faith. Study in Rome this summer at the
University of Dallas Eugene Constantin Campus, nicknamed "Due Santi," located in the Alban Hills overlooking the Eternal City.
Class lectures are combined with visits to the city to provide an awe-inspiring spiritual
and intellectual experience. Evenings and weekends are free for your own exploration
around Italy or enjoyment of campus amenities. You can also sign up for an optional
excursion to Florence.
Experience an intellectual pilgrimage like no other with our vibrant, faith-filled
“The spiritual, intellectual and social connections I made through the UD Neuhoff
School of Ministry Rome Program will last a lifetime. My experiences nourish my faith
and my ministry to this day.”
- Ryan Campbell, Rome ‘07
Reflecting the experience gained through over 40 years of its famous Undergraduate Rome
Program, the University of Dallas also provides extraordinary study tours for adults.
Currently the only Catholic graduate program in ministry that has a Rome program fully
integrated into its degree plan, the intellectual pilgrimage offers participants the
opportunity to enhance their knowledge and deepen their faith. Courses are offered for
credit or not-for credit; the trip is open to adults both in and outside of the graduate
program. Uniquely integrating guided tours of historic Roman sites with theology courses,
participants join in fellowship and have the opportunity for prayer and sacramental
life. Don't hesitate to contact us to request further information.
Theological reflection is a discipline designed to recognize God's activity within
the context of ministry. It forms the basis of a spirituality for ministers. In the
enriching spiritual and cultural landscape of Rome, learn how to reflect systematically
on your spiritual journey and experiences. Enter into dialogue with scripture, church
history, church teaching, current pastoral needs and the lived faith experience of
the people of God.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults with its particular approach to the baptismal
catechumenate has been called “the source of inspiration for all catechesis.” This
course involves critical analysis of the theology inherent in the ritual text that
drives this “process of formation and true school of faith” through each of the four
catechumenal stages. Grow in your understanding of the history of the rite, the practical
aspects of the catechesis that precedes and follows the ritual experiences, liturgical
theology and liturgical catechesis inherent in the rite. Special attention is given
to Part II: Rites for Particular Circumstances, especially for children of catechetical
age and application of inspirational principles of the catechumenate to pastoral practice.
Explore the Eternal City. Sight-see in Florence, Italy.
In addition to the courses offered, guided tours of Rome will by given by Neuhoff
School of Ministry Dean, Theodore Whapham, Ph.D. and Daniel J. Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D. Site visits will include the four papal basilicas
(St. Peter's Basilica, St. Mary Major, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. John Latern),
the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Mass in St. Peter's and the Papal Angelus. We will also
visit the Vatican Museums, which contain masterpieces of painting, sculpture and other
works of art collected by the popes throughout the centuries. The end of the Vatican
Museum opens into the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel.
Enrich your stay in Italy with a day-trip to Florence, home of the Renaissance. Walk
in the footsteps of Michelangelo, Leonardo and Botticelli while experiencing the best
of Catholic culture outside the walls of Rome. Step inside Florence's Cathedral, "Santa
Maria del Fiore," also known as "The Duomo," which stands tall over the city. The
cathedral was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1294 to be the largest Roman Catholic
church in the world. It has undergone a series of additions and renovations over time,
but still remains the dominant architectural icon of the city of Florence.
There is an extra fee for this optional excursion.
“Our Rome pilgrimage let us learn, relax, sightsee and pray in one memorable trip.
The classroom experience was stimulating and enlightening. The UD campus in Due Santi
was beautiful, peaceful and comfortable. Insights of knowledgeable UD faculty enhanced
our sightseeing trips into Rome.”
- Mike Mocek, Rome ‘13
The base rate is $1,995 and includes housing on campus in a double occupancy dorm
room, meals, transportation, tours, museum fees and tips. Airfare is not included.
Participants may select to audit a course or take a course for credit. Regular tuition
rates apply, in addition to the base rate of the trip.
Audit rate: $950/ course
Standard, for-credit rate: $650/credit hour (minus any scholarships that the student
Father Joseph W. Koterski, associate professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will deliver the keynote for this week's University of Dallas Scherer Lecture, "A Practical Moral Vision for the American Economy," in which he addresses the state of current natural law reflected on economics.
A new insight and awareness of beauty became the subject of the essay, titled "Learning to See," that won Aspen Daniels, BA '19, first place in the fall 2016 University of Dallas Rome Program Essay Contest, which engages students studying abroad through the university's Rome Program in describing a place they visited or an encounter they had during their study abroad semester, exploring how some part of the Rome Program curriculum better enabled them to comprehend that experience.
I was shocked by the beauty I saw when I stepped inside the door, and I wondered how I could have missed this before. The church wasn't large, but it didn't need to be because a dome soared upwards above our heads, giving an impression of grandeur. Bea pointed out that the dome was topped by a "lantern," one of our key terms; as we looked around at the marble and gold, naming the different architectural decorations, we realized how much skill it had taken to craft every detail.