Every Easter, a group of university students and young professionals from around Australia travel to Rome to spend Holy Week in Rome with Pope Francis and attending activities of the UNIV international youth gathering. After the week in Rome, we will also spend a couple of days in Naples.


What is UNIV and Holy Week in Rome?

UNIV is an international gathering of university students and graduates in Rome and has been running since 1968. Each year, several thousand students spend Holy Week in Rome, profiting from the cultural and historical riches that the Eternal City has to offer. The week provides students with various cultural encounters, conferences, roundtables, showrooms and concerts. The first UNIV encounters began thanks to the initiative and impulse of St. Josemaría, founder of Opus Dei. For the past four decades, scores of students, graduates and professors have expanded their cultural horizons through their contact with the international environment present in the heart of Christianity.  During our time in Rome, we will be celebrating Holy Week, from Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday and attending Masses in the major churches and basilicas in Rome and attending the Wednesday Papal audience and the traditional Ubi et Orbi address of the Holy Father. We will also be visiting other places of significant cultural and historical significance.




Approximate Cost

Airfares to Rome are approximately AUD $1,500 return.

Accommodation and food in Italy will be another AUD $1,000.

Please contact Mirrabooka Study Centre for more information.