Open to Pitzer students only.
Program Title: The Centro: Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
Location: Rome Italy
The CENTRO – Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
Preference is given to Classics majors. The Centro requires a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale and suggests students have a background in Roman History. Preference is given to juniors and first semester seniors but qualified sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Background in Roman History. Other general preparation includes Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/Intercultural Studies, and Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology.
Students must first apply through Pitzer’s Office of Study Abroad and International Programs. If approved by Pitzer, students will then be asked to complete the Centro application.
Fall semester: Late August to late December
Spring semester: Late January to mid-May
Students take the required course, The Ancient City, a language course, and one additional elective.
Greek, Italian, and Latin are offered.
Students may choose courses in Art History, Arts and Humanities, Classical Studies, Greek, Italian and Latin.
Students will take three Centro courses, which is equivalent to 4.0 Pitzer course credits. (The Ancient City course is 2.0 Pitzer course credits. Other courses are 1.0 Pitzer course credit.)
Housing and Board Options
Students live in dorm rooms (mainly doubles) in the Centro building, a former convent. The neighborhood is residential with apartment buildings, small shops, cafes, and services. Three meals a day are provided at the Centro, Monday through Friday. Pitzer provides a meal stipend for the remaining meals.
Interested and eligible students should consult with Professor Michelle Berenfeld, Associate Professor of Classics at Pitzer College. Students should also visit the Centro’s Twitter page for upcoming information sessions or other important program updates. The Centro (@thecentrorome) / Twitter