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Study Abroad - Spring Break 2017; Italy in the Footsteps of the Saints: Rome & Sicily  

ItalyThe Department of Catholic Studies invites you come and explore the Ancient and Awesome Sicily and Rome. The course will carry three credits and the trip will be held during Spring Break 2017 (March 2nd- March 11th, 2017).

About The Course/Trip:
The Department of Catholic Studies is pleased to present Italy in the Footsteps of the Saints: CAST 3998; RELS 3998; CORE 3762/ HONS Seminar. This is a faculty led study abroad in Rome and Sicily. This three credit course / study abroad trip will take place March 2nd – March 11, 2017. This course can be taken as CAST/RELS and as CORE 3 (for those who have taken CORE 1 and CORE 2) and HONS Seminar. The group will meet for classes prior and after the study abroad experience (day and time will be determined).

Students will visit the cities of Sicily and Rome. Private tours in Palermo, Agrigento, Moreale, Catania, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museum/Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica are part of the study abroad.

The cost of the trip is approximately $3,220.00. This price includes all air and land transportation, hotel accommodations (double occupancy), breakfasts and evening meals, and all museum/site admission fees. Any members of the Seton Hall University community, including non-students, are eligible and encouraged to apply as soon as possible. There will be scholarships available for Catholic Studies Students who are either majoring, double-majoring or minoring in the program.

Anyone wishing to apply for this course/trip must contact Dr. Ines Murzaku as soon as possible, with a written explanation as to why he or she is interested in this particular course/trip.

Those accepted into the course will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $500.00 by November 1, 2017.

About the Department of Catholic Studies:
Established in 2012-- the Year of Faith and the 50th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II -- the Department of Catholic Studies at Seton Hall University, America's oldest diocesan university, fosters Seton Hall's Catholic identity and mission by exploring the relationship of Catholicism with all areas of culture and learning. Since its focus is the Church's encounter and dialogue with society or the Church in the world, Vatican II designated a special place for Catholic Studies as a discipline in academic life. As a result, Catholic Studies is a dialogue between Catholicism and culture that occurs in a special way at Catholic universities. While respecting other disciplines, Catholic Studies explores theology and philosophy in relation to culture, humankind and the world. This methodological approach opens up a place for all other disciplines; these enrich Catholic Studies and are enriched in return.

For more information, please contact Gloria Aroneo at or (973)-275-2808.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria Aroneo
  • (973) 275-2808