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Runs May 23rd, 2024
through Jul 23rd, 2024

Study Abroad in Italy | 2 Months | May 2024

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime.
Application Deadline: Mar 22nd, 2024

Are you a young leader who’s all about personal and spiritual growth? Get ready for an epic journey! We’ve got an awesome semester abroad program in southern Italy that combines ministry and academic learning. Picture yourself following in the footsteps of one of the most influential Christian leaders ever, the apostle Paul. We’ll be contrasting Paul and Nero, two early christian church figures. See more on Paul and Nero.

Our mission project gives you one-of-a-kind chance to explore the roots of your faith in a super cool historical and cultural setting. We’re on the lookout for a special group of young leaders to join us on this mind-blowing adventure. You’ll dive into ministry work while also having an enriching academic experience in the captivating backdrop of Italy.

Come with us as we dive into the history of this country, where the foundations of our Christian faith were laid. As you stroll along the enchanting cobblestone streets and soak up the local culture, you’ll even get to study alongside coaches who will help you develop a life plan.

Don’t even think about missing out on this life-changing adventure! It’s the perfect blend of history, culture, education and fun right in the heart of Italy. Get ready to broaden your horizons, deepen you faith, and cultivate a foundation in leadership. Join us on this incredible semeter abroad that will equip you to make a real impact in the world.

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Price Breakdown

The average cost of living per month in the United States is around $2300 for a single person. On the World Race, we work hard to steward the funds God provides so you can experience a deeper life with Jesus, live in authentic community, serve others and share the love of Jesus around the world.

Base Cost for Italy

Each trip program comes with one year of ACE accredited college course access where you can choose among 60 courses. See classes here.

Italy Intensive

$6000 per person

Don’t miss out on this life-changing adventure that combines faith, history, culture, and education in the heart of Italy. Expand your horizons, deepen your faith, and become a more effective leader. Join us on this incredible semester abroad that will equip you to impact in the world.

Classic Route Cost Breakdown

Study Abroad in Italy

  • 2 Months
  • 17-23
    Age Range
  • $6000
    Fundraising Requirement
  • March 22, 2024
    Application Deadline
  • May 23rd, 2024
    Start Date
  • July 23rd, 2024
    End Date
  • Open for Application
    Application Status
  • Not Yet Launched
    Route Status
Important Trip Dates


5/24 Fly to Rome

5/25 Tour Rome

5/27 Train to Sorrento & Amalfi Coast

5/28 Vesuvius & Pompeii

5/30 Train to Roccella Ionica

5/31 Meet partners

6/1 Classes & ministry start

7/16 Ferry to Sicily

7/17 Catania

7/22 Syracuse

7/23 Return to Rome

7/24 Fly home

Where You’ll Go – What You’ll Do

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    Exploring Christian History

    Fresh Perspective
    Step back in time as you wander down the cobblestone streets of Italy, where much of our Christian faith was shaped. You’ll have the chance to engage with Italian students, witness the architectural marvels of ancient Rome, and delve into the historical and spiritual significance of this beautiful country.
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    Rome and Beyond

    Explore iconic sites
    Your adventure begins in Rome, where you’ll explore iconic sites such as the Vatican, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum, immersing yourself in a world more than 2,000 years old. From there, a scenic train ride takes you to the charming beach town of Rocella Ionica.
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    Community and Ministry

    Home Away from Home
    For six weeks, you’ll call Centro Emmaus your home. Here, you’ll become a part of a vibrant community of fellow followers of Jesus. You’ll have the incredible opportunity to connect with the locals, listen to their stories, and join hands with them in sharing the love of Christ with the community.
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    Sicilian Adventure

    Explore Ruins
    In July, our team will set sail for Sicily, where your learning journey continues. You’ll partner with a local church plant, explore the historic ruins of Syracuse, and further immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Italian culture.
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    Academic Enrichment

    Earn Credits
    Mornings will be dedicated to academic pursuits, with a focus on the study of New Testament leaders and their counterparts in the Roman Empire. You can earn unlimited academic credits through a variety of core classes, all while being guided by exceptional instructors, facilitators, and mentors who are dedicated to your personal and spiritual growth. See classes here.
  • Startup Exploration

    Optional – Request Info About this
    For those seeking an extra challenge, we offer an optional one-month add-on focused on pioneering and startups led by the founder of the World Race, Seth Barnes. This extension program will begin in Milan before the main class starts and conclude in Malta. It’s an opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills and explore innovative ideas.

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