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Pellegrinaggio in Italia

Each spring semester, students in the course Pellegrinaggio in Italia: In Search of Augustinian Community (RTS 2425, four credits) explore the life of St Augustine and the origin of the Augustinians, the religious order that bears his name.

After weekly preparatory seminars, students journey to Augustinian Italy to examine firsthand sites of importance in Augustine’s life and in the origin and early history of the Augustinian friars. This experience provides active, engaged learning through dialogue among a community of friends.

The course offers a number of interdisciplinary opportunities involving art, architecture, archeology, literature and history associated with Augustine in fourth- and fifth-century Italy and with the history of the Augustinians in medieval and renaissance Italy. Being a pilgrim will enhance the students’ search for the wisdom that can result from a deeper understanding of self, others and God, the search which captivated the life of Augustine.

Program Dates

Spring 2017 Semester course, March 9-18, 2017 on-site in Milan, San Gimignano and Rome, Italy


Pilgrimage: We journey together in faith, hope and love.

The on-site portion of the course is broken into three locations following the footsteps of St. Augustine. Students will begin this journey in Milan, then head to San Gimignano with visits to relevant sites throughout Tuscany, and end their experience in Rome.


The weekly seminars meet all throughout the spring semester both before and after. The journey itself takes place during spring break.

Prerequisites: RTS 1100
Fulfills  Arts and Literature (AL) or Experiential Learning (X) in Liberal Studies Core. 

Program Cost: $3,300 

Program costs of $3,300 includes all course and program-related expenses.

  • Round trip airfare
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Two meals per day
  • Transportation and tickets for cultural activities and excursions that are part of the courses
  • International health insurance


Students must complete the following no later than October 28, 2016:

  • Submit the online application. Click here to apply!
  • Conduct an interview with Prof. Joseph Kelly
  • Submit a Student Affairs Reference
  • Submit a non-refundable $30 application fee

Upon acceptance, a $1000 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm acceptance. 


Office of Global Education 

Faculty Leader:
Prof. Joseph T. Kelley, Ph.D., D.Min.
Professor of Religious and Theological Studies
Director of the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations
Telephone: 978-837-5171

Pellegrinaggio Course Description

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Erika Cook