A little while back I posted a blog about climbing up St. Peter’s Dome. My words and few pictures could not do justice to how breathtaking the walk is. I went up St. Peter’s Dome once again to film for this video. I hope this does St. Peter’s more justice! Enjoy! Have any questions or comments? Let me know in the comments section below!   Olivia Ferri is the Fall 2017 CEA MOJO Photographer in Rome, Italy. She is currently a Junior studying Business Management and Theology at…

Now that I have returned from my study abroad, I have been getting a lot of questions about the experience. Sometimes, the questions can be very repetitive. I figured the best way for me to share all of the basic and best information is in a blog post. Keep reading for some of my highlights! Which Program Did You Choose? CEA Rome: Theology and Religious Studies What Classes Did You Take? Italian (occasional class trips) History and Theology of the Papacy (always in-class) New Testament in the Eternal…

The CEA/Providence College Center for Theology & Religious Studies is thrilled to announce an exciting addition to their faculty for the Spring 2013 semester. Dr. Paul Gondreau has been appointed The Center’s new Faculty Resident Director for the semester, and we couldn’t be more excited. Dr. Gondreau received both his Doctorate and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He teaches classes and publishes works on topics including moral theology, marriage, Christology and sacraments, with a specialization in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. He…

Over the course of my posts, I’ve made a point to write about the things that have really had an impact on me. I imagine it’s probably much more interesting and enjoyable for you, the readers, when I can put all of myself into my posts. So with this last post, I’d like to tell you about a few of the really amazing experiences I’ve had here that I couldn’t really fit in anywhere else. —– As I’m sure you already know, Italy is known for it’s amazing…

One of the best things about study abroad in a smaller program like CEA is that each student has the opportunity to personally bond with the staff. Here at CEA Rome, we are very lucky to have staff members who are genuinely interested in the students and in providing us with the best possible experience abroad. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our many fantastic staff members before I have to leave them behind this weekend. Andrea Massini (on the left…

Back in February, CEA Rome took us on a day trip to the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo and the Gallese Resturant and Orchard. We spent a beautiful day out in the countryside trekking through a villa garden (which was more like living museum full of colossal stone artwork), feasting on fried veggies and meatballs, and wandering around an orchard under the late afternoon sun. Please enjoy this little photo tour of our trip! The Orsini Villa, home to the man who commissioned the Park of Monsters. Here…

I had a really hard time settling on what kind of housing I wanted as a study abroad student. I knew I didn’t want to live totally on my own but that still left the homestay, dormitory, and apartment options. I think the reason I finally settled on an apartment is knowing that in just a few short years, it wouldn’t just be a study abroad option but an everyday lifestyle for me. Might as well get used to it now, right? The great thing about the apartment…

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of the CEA Global Campus in Rome. Additional photo credit (three came from the CEA – Rome facebook page) to the CEA staff and students. Until next week!! By Caitlin SmithUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County

The city of Rome has no shortage of tourist attractions. Any good guide book will recommend at least half a week for the museums and ruins let alone the dozens of very afforable day trips. But what your trusty guide won’t always tell you is where to find the less frequented spots that give you a true taste of Roman culture. So I’ve taken the liberty of jotting down a few of my favorite spots in the city just in case you ever have the opportunity to spend…