Catholica Summer Program
The immersion program of a lifetime! Based from a campus just next to St. Peter’s Basilica, boys ages 14-17 will have 3 weeks to explore the wonders of Western civilization, challenge each other in sports, and deepen their love for the Catholic faith.
This program has certainly changed me as a person. I learned so much from this trip and it has affected how I look at my faith and the world. I am extremely thankful for being able to share this experience.Ben Guza
Catholica Summer Program is a real immersion in the Eternal City. From the underground crypts and catacombs of the Eternal City to the beautiful forums, churches and basilicas, our boys see it all.
Every morning Dr. Mark Clark (PhD, Columbia) teaches the boys Church History and Latin. The Church History course examines the stories of the Roman martyrs – saints such as Peter, Paul and Sebastian. In Latin class the boys learn, through the immersion method, to speak and comprehend in Latin!
Every day will begin with morning Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Catholica program chaplains celebrate both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Mass for the boys.
Awesome Sports and Day Trips
We play a lot of sports at Catholica Summer Program, such as soccer, frisbee, basketball and swimming. We also visit beautiful places outside of Rome, such as Assisi, Orvieto, Castel Gandolfo and Ostia Antica!
Where is the Catholica Summer Program Campus?
Our campus in Rome is the Casa di Santa Maria delle Grazie alle Fornaci. This wonderful little guesthouse is just next to St. Peter’s Basilica and features a classroom, dining hall and common area for the boys. Every room has two single beds, a bathroom and A/C and WiFi. Onsite Staff is available 24 hours a day. Our staff are always present as well. Visit the campus website.
May I speak with parents who have sent their children to a ProRome summer program?
Absolutely. We have a list of parent ambassadors who have offered to speak with anyone considering this opportunity.
When and how do I apply for and attend Catholica Summer Program?
Immediately. Contact us today and we will set up a preliminary phone call with you. We’ll then send you an application by airmail to fill out and return.
What if my son does not fly with the group?
Simply provide the arrival and departure information and Catholica staff will meet your son at arrivals in Rome, FCO and see him off at departures at Rome, FCO.
Are classes designed for students of a certain skill-level? I am worried that my son will not be able to keep up.
Classes are designed so that each student can learn at his own level. There is no homework and there are no exams.
What is the cost of the program and what does this include?
The program cost is $4995.00. This includes everything except airfare.
May I pay by credit card?
Yes – in this case a 3% surcharge will be applied.
Are there any fundraising opportunities?
We provide a “Fundraising Guide” to help you raise funds for Catholica Summer Program.
How do I pay for the program?
Upon acceptance into the program, three invoices will be issued, each with a different due date. A check for each can be mailed to “ProRome, LLC” no later than each payment due date:
- $495.00 Deposit: Due December 1st, 2017
- $2250.00 Installment: Due January 12, 2018
- $2250.00 Installment: Due February 23, 2018
Are there discounts available?
Yes, there are two.
- There is a $500.00 discount available for those who send more than one son.
- There is a $500.00 discount available for those who remit a deposit by October 13, 2017.
Is ProRome insured? Also, is there travel insurance available?
Yes. We are fully insured with the International Advantage ® Commercial Insurance Policy through ACE American Insurance Company. And yes, travel insurance can be purchased through ProRome
Is Italy safe? I am worried about the safety of my son.
Italy is safe. The American and Italian authorities are doing an excellent job of keeping Italians and their visitors safe and comfortable.
Just as anywhere, the vigilance and responsibility of the program staff is paramount in order to ensure the safety of the students. Catholica staff are with the students at all times.
Can you tell me a little bit about the Catholica staff’s qualifications?
Each staff member is a dedicated Catholic with a Bachelor of Arts from a Catholic institution. Each staff member is CPR and AED certified. Each staff member has undergone background checks and is Virtus® certified.
What happens if there is a threat or an attack of any sort?
Catholica remains in close contact with the American embassy in Rome, who issues safety and security messages for Italy on their website.
In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our students are safe and able to communicate immediately with their parents. We will then follow the instructions of the local Italian and American authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.