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Saint Anselm College

in Tuscania, Italy

Be a changemaker in Tuscania!

Experience authentic, small-town Italy at its best in Tuscania, in the province of Viterbo, in the Lazio Region, Italy. With exceptional views of the countryside, you will study within the medieval town walls. Only 20 minutes from the ocean, you can explore ancient Etruscan ruins and visit some of Italy’s most beautiful churches.

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Program Details

Where: Tuscania, Italy

Program Dates: Spring Semester 2023 (Jan 30 – May 20)

Academic Credit: Four (4) courses, 16 credits total

Eligibility: Open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Info Session: September 8, 2022 [More Info]

Application Deadline: October 1, 2022

Can’t wait to get started? Apply early and secure your seat!

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Early Action Application Details

This exciting new global program will be capped at 26 students for spring 2023.

Early applicants must apply no later than Sept. 12, 2022!

To be considered for Early Action, students must:

  • Meet minimum GPA requirement of 2.5
  • Submit application fee of $820
  • Complete application includes:
    • Letter of faculty recommendation
    • A scanned copy of valid passport (expiration date must be beyond June 2023)
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What’s Included in the Program

The program cost is the same as a semester on the college’s Manchester campus and includes tuition, housing, excursions, medical travel insurance, and emergency support.

Transportation & Travel Documents
  • Group airport pick-up in Rome, with transportation to Tuscania
  • Group airport return in Rome
  • Ground transportation on all program activities, as necessary

Not Included:

  • International airfare to and from the United States
  • Passport processing fees
  • Visa processing fees
  • Luggage fees
Room & Board
  • Group accommodation in shared double apartments for program duration, with bedding, linens, towels, WiFi and utilities included
  • Group welcome meal
  • Group farewell meal

Not Included:

  • Any meals not specified or listed as “included” on the itinerary
Activities & Excursion

Below is a list of sample activities that may be offered:

  • Site visit: National Archaeological Museum of Tuscania
  • Walking tour: San Pietro and Santa Maria Maggiore in Tuscania
  • Urban Trekking: Madonna dell’Olivo necropolis – discover history and
    monuments of Tuscania
  • Pasta Workshop
  • Pizza Workshop
  • Pastry workshop
  • Day trips to: Tarquinia, Orvieto, Subiaco, Assisi, Tivoli, and Caprarola
  • Overnight excursions to: Rome, Naples, Florence and Siena 
Academics & Faculty
  • Four (4) courses, including the mission course, that provide an overview of Italy’s culture and includes guided tours and field trips
  • Courses are for Saint Anselm College credit through Italian institution Lorenzo de Medici (you will not need to transfer credits upon return)
  • A Saint Anselm faculty member will be in residence and travel with you
  • They Saint Anselm faculty member will teach the mission course and a second course in their expertise
  • The mission course will take participants to Rome, Florence, Siena, Pompeii, Naples, Orvieto, Assisi, Tarquinia, Caprarola, Subiaco, and Tivoli

Please note cultural activities and excursions are subject to change depending on availability, weather, and other factors.

GETTING STARTED:

To begin your journey to Tuscania, please complete this online form to be connected with an advisor and to learn about your next steps!

Applications will be made available through the college’s Global Programs Portal starting in July 2022. Students are encouraged to apply for Early Action, which will hold a spot on the program.

  • Early Action Application Deadline: Sept. 12, 2022
  • Regular Action Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2022
For Questions about the program, email: 
Jane Bjerklie-Barry
Director and PDSO, Office of International Programs

Being Anselmian in Tuscania

Join Saint Anselm for a semester of cultural immersion and community engagement in the small town of Tuscania, Italy. Students will have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact through meaningful service projects and mission based activities.

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Mission Based Activities & Excursions

Students will participate in community engaged learning to serve and become immersed within their adopted community. Students will be able to bring their Anselmian values and skills beyond the classroom and into their study abroad experience.

Meaningful Service Opportunities

Below is a list of sample list of service opportunities that may be offered. These opportunities are subject to change:

 

  • Caritas: Caritas is an international confederation of 164 Roman Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200
    countries and territories worldwide. Collectively and individually their
    mission is to work to build a better world, especially for the poor and
    oppressed. Students will work at soup kitchens to prepare food for the
    poor and will collect old clothes to be delivered at the local church.
  • Cultural exchange in a local elementary school: Students will assist and help an Italian teacher during English class.
  • Archeological site volunteer: In Tuscania, many archeological sites and monuments are managed by volunteers. Students work
    together with the staff in keeping the sites accessible and clean,
    welcoming tourists, running the tourist office, giving directions and
    translating documents.
  • Ecological Conservation: Working alongside a local nature and wildlife association, students will
    take care of public green areas. Once the area that needs to be fixed has
    been identified, they proceed with cleanings, gardening, planting flowers
    and seedlings.

Local Catholic Churches

The following churches are located near the student residences for anyone who wishes to worship abroad:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Via 6 February 1971
  • Church of Santa Maria della Rosa, Via XII Settembre
  • Cathedral of S. Giacomo, Piazza Bastianini

Being Anselmian in Tuscania

Join Saint Anselm for a semester of cultural immersion and community engagement in the small town of Tuscania, Italy. Students will have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact through meaningful service projects and mission based activities.

Mission Based Activities & Excursions

Students will participate in community engaged learning to serve and become immersed within their adopted community. Students will be able to bring their Anselmian values and skills beyond the classroom and into their study abroad experience.

Meaningful service opportunities will be announced closer to the program start date.

Local Catholic Churches

The following churches are located near the student residences for anyone who wishes to worship abroad:

  • Our Lady of Lourdes, Via 6 February 1971
  • Church of Santa Maria della Rosa, Via XII Settembre
  • Cathedral of S. Giacomo, Piazza Bastianini

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About Tuscania, Italy

Join Saint Anselm for a semester of cultural immersion and community engagement in the small town of Tuscania, Italy. Students will have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact through meaningful service projects and mission based activities.

Experience authentic, small-town Italy at its best!

  • Located in the province of Viterbo in the Lazio Region of Italy
  • Population of approximately 8,500
  • Home to ancient Etruscan ruins and some of Italy’s most beautiful churches, including the Church of Saint Peter
  • Exceptional opportunities for archaeological learning, such as the Tuscanese Archaeological Museum
  • Located only 20 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea
  • Beautiful views of the Italian countryside

ABOUT TUSCANIA

Experience authentic, small-town Italy at its best!

  • Located in the province of Viterbo in the Lazio Region of Italy
  • Population of approximately 8,500
  • Home to ancient Etruscan ruins and some of Italy’s most beautiful churches, including the Church of Saint Peter (San Pietro)
  • Exceptional opportunities for archaeological learning, such as the Tuscanese Archaeological Museum
  • Only 20 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea
  • Exceptional views of the beautiful Italian countryside
For Questions about Program Details, How to Apply, etc: 

Contact Jane Bjerklie-Barry, Director and PDSO, Office of International Programs at [email protected]

Saint Anselm in Tuscania Info Session:

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, from 5:00pm – 6:00pm in Dana 1D

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  • Cultural awareness through relevant coursework and time spent in multicultural student groups
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