Program Description


See the Lewis Rome Program at LUCE for yourself!聽 Many thanks to the students who participated in the Lewis Rome Program for helping to put this video together.

The Lewis University Rome Program at LUCE is a unique study abroad opportunity for students from Lasallian colleges and universities around the world to study with each other while living at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in the Generalate, the motherhouse of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Rome, Italy. Conveniently located less than a block from the Metro and major bus lines, all of the famous sites of Rome are just a few minutes away. Its extensive grounds and facilities provide a safe and ideal place to study and explore the city.

Lewis University faculty members lead the Lewis Rome Program at LUCE, living at the Generalate with the students, teaching courses, and traveling with the students on program sponsored excursions. This exciting program provides students the opportunity to use Rome as their classroom as they complete courses toward their degree while gaining a deeper understanding of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, the De La Salle Christian Brothers, and the international Lasallian network. It also includes excursions to other parts of Italy, so participants can explore the rich history and culture of the country.


Students will take a full load of courses, including one course from each of the faculty leaders, for a total of four to six courses. Any of the courses taken on the program may also count toward the Globalization Gen Ed requirement.聽 Courses are taught Monday through Thursday, allowing students ample opportunity to explore more of the rich culture of Rome and Italy outside of class.聽 The courses scheduled for Spring 2025 are:


Choose at least one core course:

  • BSAD-21000 Introduction to International SA国际传媒


  • ECON-20000 Basic Macroeconomics
    Satisfies Social Sciences-Economic Responsibility Gen Ed requirement.

Choose at least one core course:

  • SCWK-20900 Social Welfare Policy
    Satisfies Social Sciences-Civic Engagement Gen Ed requirement.

  • SOCI-29000 Diversity and Social Justice
    Satisfies Catholic and Lasallian Heritage Gen Ed requirement

Elective Non- Core Courses (3 credits each):

  • ARTS-24100 Art Appreciation
    Title: Art History - Italian Art: Rome through the Centuries-From its Origins to the 17th Century
    Satisfies the Humanities and Fine Arts-Appreciating the Aesthetic Gen Ed requirement.
  • BIOL-10600 Introduction to Environmental Science
    Satisfies the Scientific Investigations (non-lab) Gen Ed requirement.
  • ENGL-37600 World/Ethnic Film
    Title: Italy Today
    Satisfies the Humanities and Fine Arts-Literature Gen Ed requirement.
  • THEO-26700 Practicing Faithful Justice*
    Satisfies Catholic and Lasallian Heritage 20000-Level Theology Gen Ed requirement.
    *This course has a 10000-level theology prerequisite. Students opting for this course must have taken the prerequisite or take a 10000-level online asynchronous theology course along with the THEO-26700.
  • UNIV-20007 Christians as the Romans Saw Them
    Satisfies Integrative Learning-Interdisciplinary Seminar Gen Ed requirement.


Students will live in a single person room at the Generalate. Each room features a bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe, and a bathroom with shower. There is a shared common space for the program participants, as well as laundry facilities.

A meal plan at the Generalate dining facilities will also be provided as part of the program. Students will be provided breakfast and either lunch or dinner every day.


For Lewis University students, the cost of the program will be Lewis University tuition and all financial aid applies. For students outside of Lewis University, contact the Lewis University Study Abroad Office at The program costs for the Lewis Rome Program at LUCE include:

  • Tuition
  • Airport pick-up in Rome
  • Accommodations (Single Person Room with ensuite bathroom)
  • On-site Orientation
  • Rome public transportation pass
  • Program-sponsored excursions and activities
  • Meal plan for most meals
  • Medical insurance

The program cost does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Passport fees
  • Additional meals
  • Personal travel
  • Supplies
  • Personal expenses

Program costs are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.


Electronic applications for the program are located on the Lewis University Study Abroad website:

To be eligible, you must be a student with at least a 3.0 GPA. The program is open to all majors and all years, including first year students..

For additional information, please contact Christopher Swanson, Director of Study Abroad, via email at

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