Every summer, students can experience Rome and earn course credits in a compressed one-month-long format, gaining all the advantages of the college’s Rome Campus, located in a safe residential neighborhood next to one of the largest parks in Rome, a short twenty-minute walk from Vatican City.
For students unable to attend the Rome Campus for an entire semester in the fall or spring, there is an opportunity every summer to make Rome a part of your Assumption experience. Located in a safe residential neighborhood next to one of the largest parks in Rome, the one-month summer program is at the College’s Rome campus, a short twenty-minute walk from Vatican City. Experience authentic Italian cuisine prepared on site by a Roman chef. Housing is in double rooms with private bath. Wifi is available throughout the fully updated building, which includes a state-of-the-art classroom, in-house laundry facilities, and lounge.
The program instructors, courses, and dates change from year to year, but typically applications are due about the middle of March for the program taking place usually in the month of July or August.
Tuition covers 2 courses (6 credits), books, housing in Villino Dufault or apartment close by, breakfast and dinner, transport to/from airport in Rome, pass for unlimited public transport (bus/metro) in Rome; weekend excursion to another Italian city, and entrances to various sites in and around Rome. (Round trip flight, lunches, personal spending and travel money are not included in tuition.)
You can spend one month in "the Eternal City" living and studying in Rome. This summer, you can take one class that counts as a major elective for marketing, management, and international business majors as well as one online Summer Semester course offered by the College.
INB199R Business of Italian Tourism – Prof. Cary LeBlanc.
Tourism in Italy is big business. In 2015, it accounted for approximately 195 billion Euros, or 11% of Italian GDP. Travel and tourism are estimated to account for the employment of 2.3 million people in Italy. Clearly, tourism in this country is economically and culturally very significant. Coming to know this significant Italian industry as viewed through the lens of business will provide the opportunity to understand tourism as an industry. In developing a better understanding of the tourism industry in Italy you will also examine the connections between tourism and how goods and services are marketed. The course includes a weekend excursion to Florence and its architectural and artistic wonders, as well as local excursions in Rome. All of these will serve to inform your understanding of a significant industry in one of the most visited cities and countries in the world.