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Maymester: Musica Roma

Spend the month of May studying in Rome, Italy ...

The Duquesne University Maymester: Musica Roma gives music students the opportunity to have a rich study abroad experience and to stay on track with their studies. Designed specifically for Music students, this four-week program will guide students as they explore music and history in one of the great cities of the world. May is the perfect time to visit the Eternal City as piazzas and cafes come to life under the warm Mediterranean sun.

Location and Property

History and beauty surround you at every turn in Rome-a city rich in the layers of time.
The Duquesne campus is housed with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth on a beautiful property west of downtown Rome and just beyond Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica. Within a walled property enclosing beautiful gardens and walkways, the University has classrooms, computer labs (wireless Internet), a small library, dining room, recreational areas and modern living quarters complete with private bathrooms in each double room. This is a thoroughly comfortable and safe environment for a month of living and studying in one of the great cities of the world

Program Highlights

• Opportunities for private lessons with Italian music faculty
• Attend music performances in one of the top cities in the world
• Every weekend includes an academic and cultural outing
• Travel on a 3-day group excursion to other parts of Italy (Bay of Naples & the Isle of Capri)
• Enjoy Duquesne's beautiful and safe campus complete with wireless internet
• Live in modern air-conditioned double rooms, each with a private bathroom

Action Steps

Online Application: Applications for the 2020 session are being accepted. Start your application today!

Step 1: Apply Online 

Fall Semester 2019: Apply online and make your deposit $500, deposit by December 1, 2019

How to Make My Deposit

All deposits can be made through your student account. You can access your student account through DORI at www.duq.edu/dori. In order for your spot to be held, you MUST provide your electronic receipt via email to Mary Beth Morris (morrism4@duq.edu) or bring a paper copy to 601 Duquesne Union.

January 31, 2020: $1,500 due  

March & April 2020: Pre-Departure Meetings and Orientation

Course Offerings

Course Offerings:

During these four weeks students will take 3 courses and earn 6 credits:

MUSC 417. The Artistic Imagination in Italian Music (2 credits).

Design and produce collaborative musical projects in performance, composition, and analysis that engage with your Italian experience. An examination of music shaped by Italy's culture, history, and geography will inform your work. Prerequisite: Musicianship IV.

CLSX 210/HIST 210. Caput Mundi: Rome as Center of a Diverse World (3 credits).

Study ancient Rome, but study it onsite as you go to class in the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the ancient Roman Forum and countless sites (satisfies CORE Theme Area: Global Diversity; and HIST CORE requirement).

ARHY 349. Modern Art in Rome (1 credit).

A great way to see more of Rome and to gain a sense of the continuing artistic vitality of this timeless city.

Program Costs


Students on the Duquesne's Maymester Musica Roma spend 4 weeks abroad while earning 6 university credits. The following outlines the program costs:

Program Costs
Program Fee (equal to tuition of 6 Music School credits) $8928
Study Abroad Fee $675
Tuition, Room and Board Included
Airfare (from Pittsburgh) Included
CISI Emergency coverage Included
3 Weekend Excursions Included

(Costs are based on current currency rates, if these rates increase there will be a surcharge applied)

Financial Aid: The Duquesne Financial Aid Office can assist you with summer loan applications. (Tuition exchange/remission and Duquesne Scholarships do NOT apply.)