A comprehensive orientation prior to departure, including cultural preparation, help with obtaining visas and group flight arrangements, prepares students to take full advantage of the program.
The Assumption Rome Campus is located in the heart of the city, allowing Rome itself to become a “living classroom” through visits to culturally and historically significant locations.
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, Pompei 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.