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  • Locations: Rome, Italy; San Gimignano, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring/Spring Break
  • Restrictions: Merrimack applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Class Standing: 1-First Year, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Liberal Studies Core Fullfillment: Arts & Literature (AL)
Program Description:
[Explores the life of St Augustine and the origin of the Religious Order which bears his name. Class journeys to Italy to examine sites of importance in Augustine's life. Provides active, engaged learning through dialogue among a community of friends. The course offers a number of inter-disciplinary opportunities involving art, architecture, archeology, literature and history.]
Short-Term Faculty-Led Course

Merrimack Global Course

Group Shot at Ostia AnticaOver the course of spring semester, students in RTS 2425 Pellegrinaggio in Italia: In Search of Augustinian Community (4 credits) will explore the life of St Augustine and the origin of the Augustinians, the Religious Order which bears his name. After weekly preparatory seminars, students journey to Augustinian Italy to examine, first hand, sites of importance in Augustine's life and in the origin and early history of the Augustinian friars. This experience provides active, engaged learning through dialogue among a community of friends. The course offers a number of inter-disciplinary opportunities involving art, architecture, archeology, literature and history associated with Augustine in 4th -5th century Italy and with the history of the Augustinians in medieval and renaissance Italy. Being a pilgrim will enhance the students' search for the wisdom that can result from a deeper understanding of self, others and God, the search which captivated the life of Augustine.

CURRICULUM

The weekly seminars meet all throughout the spring semester both before and after the on-site component in Italy. The the on-site component in Italy itself takes place during spring break.

Prerequisites
RTS 1100; an interview and permission of professor.

Course fulfills
  • AL [Arts and Literature]
  • X [Experiential Learning] in Liberal Studies Core

Faculty


Faculty Leader, Joseph KelleyProf. Joseph T. Kelley, Ph.D., D.Min.
Professor of Religious and Theological Studies
Director of the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
Email: kelleyj@merrimack.edu
Telephone: 978-837-5171
 

Costs

The program cost of $3,100 includes the following:
  • Round trip airfare
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Two meals per day
  • On-site transportation
  • Tickets for cultural activities and excursions that are part of the courses
  • International health insurance
***Upon acceptance, a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm acceptance. 

BILLING: The Bursar's Office will charge the program fee to your account. Payments are made to the Bursar's Office per usual. Students should discuss payment plans with the Bursar's Office. For additional billing questions, please contact the Bursar's Office: Room 12, Austin Hall, billmail@merrimack.edu,  978.837.5310.

FINANCIAL AID: Institutional and Federal Financial Aid can not be used towards these program fees. 

SCHOLARSHIPS:  The Office of Global Education (GEO) offers scholarships to students who participate in our short-term, faculty-led academic courses. The GEO offers both need-based scholarships and academic excellence awards.  To apply, please download and complete the scholarship application form below. Please review form carefully for scholarship instructions and deadlines!

GEO Faculty-Led Scholarship Form.pdf
***Neither the need-based scholarship nor the merit award are guaranteed. 
 

Applying

Students must complete the following prior to application deadline:
  • Submit the online application
  • Submit a Student Affairs Reference
***All applicants will have an interview with the faculty leaders after the application deadline. Faculty leaders will contact applicants to schedule interview.
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.