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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.