Application Process

Applying to the Rome Program

The Assumption Rome campus is open to all sophomore, juniors and seniors at Assumption and other colleges and universities, but to only 20 spaces are available each semester. Acceptance into the program is based on qualifications. Students interested in applying must make an appointment with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies to discuss eligibility and learn more about the program.

A completed application for Assumption students includes:

  • The Application Form completed in full
  • One faculty letter of recommendation, submitted in a sealed, signed envelope
  • An official transcript, available from the registrar
  • A copy of your valid passport
  • Completed applications for the spring semester are due to the Director of Study Abroad by October 15. Completed applications for fall semester are due by April 15.

Following submission of the application packet, the director of the program will contact applicants for an interview.

Mail completed applications to:

Eloise Knowlton, Director of Study Abroad
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

The Rome Experience

  • Jenna Warren '14
    Participant Fall 2013

    "By far my favorite part about taking classes in Rome is the out-of-classroom experience. Not only are we learning about the incredible amount of history that Rome has to offer but we're witnessing it firsthand. I have really been able to blossom as a student."

  • Joelle DiDomenico ’14
    Participant Spring 2013

    “I would highly recommend going to the Rome campus. It is an experience of a lifetime. I learned so many things about myself while abroad . I am a completely different person now."

  • Tracy Baldelli ’15
    Participant Spring 2013

    “I would most definitely recommend this to others. One of the main reasons why I chose Assumption was for the community feeling that it offers. This community component flourishes at the Rome Campus because it is such a small unique program that not many universities offer."

  • Jessica Reimers ’14
    Participant Spring 2013

    “The Rome campus wasn't just a study abroad. It was a home where I lived with family. The atmosphere blended the students, the professors, our cook, and the countless others who we saw everyday, because like our extended family, they made our experience ten times better."