Participants will live for a month in Rome within walking distance of the Vatican and among the historic structures of the eternal city. The residence, San Pietro, is located two blocks from St. Peter's Square.
Also, not only will participants will enjoy guided tours of Rome on two separate weekends but will enjoy side trips to Venice and explore the Tuscan landscape of Sienna as well.
Purpose of the International Practicum – Students will:
• Develop an appreciation for other cultures
• Develop an appreciation for and better understand one’s own culture
• Develop intercultural competence skills to live in an increasingly diverse world and to successfully interact with diverse people
• Develop an understanding of the host country’s historical, political, religious, economic and geographical features
Objectives of the Course – Students will:
• Experience a variety of approaches to teaching and learning at the host school
• Practice working with teachers and other educators in diverse settings
• Gain exposure to and experience with successful classroom management skills
• Actively participate in academic and nonacademic activities of the host school
• Model appropriate personal and professional dispositions required of teachers in a pluralistic and democratic society
All participants must complete background checks before departure.
For the current projected costs for this program, please click on the following link to the Fees for JMU Study Abroad Programs page.
Students will be staying in Hotels and Residence halls/dormitories for the duration of the program. Most meals will be covered by the program fee (2 meals a day - 14 meals per week).
For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.
In addition to the oIP application form, students are required to submit a Faculty Recommendation for (can also be found by following link to the Applications and Forms) as well as completing a supplemental essay addressing the following question(s):
-"How will serving a Practicum in Rome contribute to your education? "
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and hold a Sophomore standing or above in order to participate.
This program is intended for education majors.