Rome Program Highlights

  • A comprehensive orientation prior to departure, including cultural preparation and help with organizing a group visa application and flight arrangements, prepares students to take full advantage of the program.
  • Students will have 90 days in addition to the program’s duration in Italy, on a tourist visa, for further travel if desired.
  • The Assumption Rome Campus is located in the heart of the city (Street address: Via San Pio V, 55 in Rome, Italy 00165), allowing Rome itself to become a “living classroom” through visits to culturally and historically significant locations. View the Rome Campus Map Locator for more information.
  • A modern, fully-equipped facility remodeled in 2013, Villino Dufault houses both classrooms and living accommodations, enabling family-style meals and a warm, engaging atmosphere. The campus is located in a traditional residential neighborhood just outside the Parco Doria Pamphili and is connected to all public transportation. 
  • Besides sleek modern styling, Villino Dufault is green, powered by solar panels on the roof.
  • Travel opportunities to other Italian cities and sites are integrated into the Rome program curriculum and included in tuition. Recent semesters have included overnight stays in Florence, Urbino, Pompeii and Naples, for instance. Students may pursue other travel opportunities on their own during weekends and breaks.
  • The program’s size is limited to 25 students per semester, providing a dedicated and individualized learning experience.
  • A variety of liberal arts courses is offered each semester. Courses may include History, Art History, Theology, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature, among others.
  • All students enroll in a course in Italian language and culture, ensuring they will gain the most from their time in Rome. An intensive Italian language option is also available.
  • Home stays are possible for students with more advanced language skills.
  • Read a recent feature on the Rome Campus in the Assumption Alumni Magazine

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."