The CUA LAW International Human Rights Summer Program in Rome, Italy, will be offered May 16 to June 6, 2020.

This student budget includes the estimates of actual costs for Summer 2020. Actual costs will depend on flight costs, personal spending habits, housing choices, and the foreign exchange fluctuation.

Tuition and Fees:
Cost Range
Application fee (nonrefundable) $45
Tuition ($4,520, 4 credits) (based on a tuition rate of $1,130 per credit x four credits (2 - 2 credit courses). $4,520
Deposit/Program Fee (includes mandatory insurance) $500
New student fee (non-CUA students only) $200
Travel and Living Expenses:
Cost Range
Accomodations in Catholic University Rome Center (CUA-arranged housing fee is €1,157.10. These accommodations are in double, triple or quad rooms. Should any single rooms become available, they will be assigned to interested applicants in the order in which housing deposits are received. A single room costs €1,267.35. A light breakfast is included in the housing fee.


$1,446.37 or $1,584.18*

Meals, Personal Expenses, Sightseeing $840 - $1,260**
Course Materials (books, photocopies) $100 - $300
Airfare $1,000 - $1,350
TOTAL Cost Range

*Approximate, based on currency exchange rate of $1.25 per €1. Students who arrange their own housing may pay less or more for housing, depending on the arrangements they select.

**Because students are responsible for these expenses, they may be higher or lower depending on your personal spending habits. The lower end of this range estimates that a student will spend $40 per day for 21 days; the higher end of this range anticipates daily expenditures in the range of $60 per day.

The application deadline is April 6, 2020.  Students wishing to participate in the program are encouraged to complete and submit the on-line application with the nonrefundable $100 application fee, as early as possible.  Admission decisions will be communicated to students within two weeks of receipt of the completed application and application fee.

Registration deposit, in the amount of $500, is due Monday, March 16, 2020 or upon formal acceptance to the program. Note that class preferences and housing accommodations are determined by order of deposits.The deposit is refundable until 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday, April 1, 2020, after which it is entirely nonrefundable. The deposit will be applied to the Program Fee.

Financial Aid

Students must enroll in a minimum of 3 credits to be eligible for financial aid. Catholic University law students should plan to meet with our Financial Aid Director, David Schrock ( ), as soon as possible to discuss their plans with him. Law students from other law schools should consult their school's financial aid office as soon as possible to determine what assistance may be available.


The Summer 2020 book list will be made available to enrolled students in early April to allow sufficient time for students to seek the lowest cost options available. To keep book costs to a minimum, students are encouraged to purchase used textbooks as early as possible.