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Rome Intercultural Practicum


Rome, Italy

Program Description

The Rome Intercultural Practicum will take place at Marymount International School, where students will work Monday - Thursday with master teachers. We will explore the city of Rome and all it offers from cultural, epicurean,and historic landmarks: The Vatican, Forum, Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and of course Gelato! Students will travel one weekend to Florence, Sienna, and Venice with the program. Additional day trips around Rome will be planned to Pompeii, Naples and the Italian coastal areas.

Students choose ONE of the three following courses:

EDUC 310. Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)

EDUC 490. Special Topics in Education  (3)

EDUC 501. Workshop in Education (3)

Location Description

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. Participants will enjoy guided tours of Rome, weekend excursions to Florence and Siena, and one free weekend for travel on their own to a city in Italy of their choice.


Lou Ann Lovin | | Mathematics Education
Cheryl Beverly | | Learning, Technology and Leadership Education


Accommodations will be provided for through hotels, with several lunches or dinners provided per week.

Additional Items to Consider

This program is targeted towards sophomore through senior level education program students.

Preference is given to junior and senior level students.

EDUC 300 is a prerequisite for this program.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • A supplemental essay addressing the following question:
    "Describe a time in your life that you faced a difficult challenge and how did you overcome it?"

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.5.

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.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


EDUC 310: Teaching in a Diverse Society (3 credits)

EDUC 490: Special Topics in Education (3 credits)

EDUC 501: Workshop in Education (3 credits)