Rome Campus

Assumption’s second campus in Rome, Italy, offers a distinctive study abroad opportunity in which the city—and the country—become your classroom.
Let Rome be a part of your Assumption experience. Whether for the fall or spring semester, or as a one-month summer course, you can experience all that Rome and Italy have to offer.

Connect to the world—and discover yourself

Traverse the Appian Way, a road first used by Romans in 312 B.C. Learn about ancient Roman politics at the site where Caesar was slain. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Feast your eyes on some of the world’s best examples of Christian art at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, then feast on culinary delights, including fresh pasta and creamy gelato.

Assumption’s campus in Rome, Italy, immerses students in the history, art, and culture of one of the world’s most celebrated cities. Staffed by Assumption College faculty, the program offers a seamless study abroad experience that forever enriches your life—intellectually, culturally, socially, and professionally. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the world—and yourself—while pursuing a rich and rewarding academic curriculum focusing on everything from the Italian language, art history, and drawing to philosophy, theology, and business. 

Worried about financial aid? Don’t. Your financial aid follows you to Rome.

Rome Campus Applications

Rome Semester-Long Program

Rome Summer Program 

 

Assumption students studying at the College's Rome Campus in an art history class in the 541-year-old  Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo.

Rome is Your Classroom

Whether you take classes on Baroque architecture, Roman history, or the business of Italian tourism, the Rome campus takes full advantage of all that the city and country of Italy has to offer. You’ll enjoy daily jaunts to museums, monuments, and sites throughout and close to Rome, including, the Roman Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Ostia Antica, Tivoli Gardens, and Castel Gandolfo.

Rome Courses
Assumption students studying in Rome on one of many excursions throughout Italy.

Eye-Opening Excursions

Climb the gravity-defying Tower of Pisa. Sample authentic Neapolitan pizza in Naples. Visit Galileo’s grave in Florence. With peers and professors, you’ll take overnight trips to exciting locations outside of Rome, experiencing important cultural sites, cities, and traditions firsthand. These experiences are included with your tuition, but like many students, you may also choose to take additional trips to locations throughout Europe.

Rome Campus Excursions
Assumption students in one of the many markets throughout the city of Rome.

Live in an Authentic Roman Neighborhood

Villino Dufault—Assumption’s Rome campus—is located within a traditional residential neighborhood in the center of Rome. The neighborhood offers authentic shopping and dining options as well as exercise facilities. Nearby public transportation - free of use for students studying at the Rome Campus - allows you to easily explore Rome and surrounding areas on your own or with friends. And for students with more advanced Italian language skills, home stays with nearby Roman families are possible, allowing for total immersion in Italian life.

The Rome Campus
Assumption students walking down the driveway that leads to the College's campus in Rome.

A Comfortable Campus

Villino Dufault is a comfortable and convenient residential experience. Students live in double rooms, with private baths shared by every two rooms. You’ll enjoy well-appointed shared living, dining, and classroom spaces; on-site laundry facilities; and WiFi throughout the building.

Accommodations
The Rome Campus's authentic Italian chef prepares a delicious meal for students.

Culinary Treats—On Campus and Off

On campus, students enjoy traditional Italian meals, prepared by a Roman chef and served in authentic family style in our dining room. You also have the chance to sample a wide array of foods throughout the city.

Assumption students enjoy a Roma football game.

The Nexus of Ancient History and Modern Culture

There’s a lot more to Rome than its ancient charm and archeological sites. Woven into Rome’s historical fabric is a modern, vibrant, and exciting city full of opportunities for intellectual engagement, fun, and entertainment—from sporting events, such as professional soccer, and concerts by popular performers to world-class museums, restaurants, and shopping destinations.

Assumption students studying at the College's campus in Rome, Italy pause outside of St. Peter's Basilica.

The Hub of Christian Faith

No place captures the span of Christian experiences like Rome. As the capital of Western Christianity for a millennium and a half, Rome serves as the centerpiece of Christian devotion, attracting saints and sinners in every century, and retaining their palpable imprint. Rome remains a center for pilgrimage and the deepening of spiritual insight.