Many of our students choose to go abroad for one or more semesters. Living and studying in another country allows these students to explore a wider range of people and cultures.

By adapting themselves to their surroundings and learning different ways of thinking and interacting, students learn to recognize and apply theories and findings from their daily lives and experiences. Education abroad offers students important information that will subsequently help them in their interpersonal relationships and careers. The Rome School currently has two arts specific study abroad programs: the Irish Summer Institute, and a full semester at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona

The Irish Summer Institute

Drama students may be especially interested in the Irish Summer Institute, a five-week program that enables students to explore the culture and theatrical history of Ireland while traveling to Cork, Kerry, and Dublin. The itinerary includes stops at sites of major historical, cultural, political, economic, and linguistic relevance. Students will learn how dramatic works have portrayed Ireland and its history and inhabitants.

The Institute of the Arts Barcelona

The Rome School is ecstatic to announce a new study abroad program immersed in the rich culture of the Spanish Mediterranean Coast, most suitable for Musical Theatre and Drama students.  You will experience intensive conservatory training in the British style, explore fine arts and performance all over Europe, and study and perform Shakespeare with world class faculty. Please click here for a promotional video, courtesy of the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, that displays not only the scope of the program, but the beautiful backdrop of your classroom for a semester. Please visit to explore this specific program.

The World is Your Classroom

At Catholic University, students in every major can study abroad.