The International Human Rights Summer Law Program (May 16 to June 6, 2020) is housed at the ACU/CUA Rome Center. The Rome Center is located at Via Garibaldi 28, 00153 Rome, Italy on the Janiculum Hill, just above the ancient Roman neighborhood of Trastevere. The Rome Center is at the far western edge of the old city and was included in the walls built around the city in the third century by the emperor Aurelian. It is a 10-minute walk from the Rome Center to Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, the main square of this lively neighborhood. There are several stops immediately outside the Rome Center’s gates that students can use to travel across the river to the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and other points of interest. Upon arrival in Rome, all students will receive ATAC passes (covered by the Program Fee) that will allow unlimited use of Rome’s public transit system.
The Rome Center sits on a one-acre site and features a six-floor building with 24,000 square feet of usable interior space consisting of classrooms, a library, student and faculty living accommodations, a large industrial kitchen and communal dining area, a small chapel, and gardens and terraces as well. Recently completed renovations to the accessible facility have transformed the building to a modern facility with many amenities, such as air-conditioning, wi-fi, university computers, printers, and an on-site laundry facility for a small fee. There are a microwave and refrigerator for food storage. A security guard is on-site 24/7.
Students have the option to reside at the Rome Center in a recently renovated dormitory style housing. Students should expect doubles accomodations. A very limited number of single rooms may be available at a higher cost. Desks are provided in every room, but students will find many quiet places to study on campus. Room preference will be given to students in the order in which their deposits have been received, and this limited “on campus” housing will be allocated on a space available basis. A light breakfast on campus is included in the room fee.
In addition, students are permitted to seek their own housing if they wish. This may be an option, in particular, for students who are already familiar with Rome or who wish to split the cost of more spacious accommodations with classmates attending the program. Students who opt to arrange their own housing assume all responsible for those arrangements, and should seek accommodations close to or accessible to the Trastevere neighborhood.
The Catholic University Rome Center is an elevator building that is wheelchair accessible. Please note, however, that Rome is an ancient city that is not consistently wheelchair-accessible. Unfortunately, Rome’s public transportation system is also not consistently wheelchair accessible. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ms. Constantia Dedoulis at (202) 319-6081 or email@example.com. In addition, the CUA Office of Disability Support Services may offer assistance in planning for special needs abroad.