Every summer, students can experience Rome and earn course credits in a compressed one-month-long format, gaining all the advantages of the University’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.
At Assumption University, students can take advantage of the Rome Campus for an entire semester and also during the summer. Located in an authentic Roman neighborhood next to one of the largest parks in Rome, the campus is within walking distance to Vatican City and close to public transportation. A metropolitan bus/subway pass allows students to quickly and conveniently explore the city.
A Roman chef prepares authentic Italian meals. 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 a lounge.
The Summer program includes courses of particular interest to science and education majors and complements any academic program. Students accepted to the Summer Program are required to enroll in one of three sources offered. Books, housing in Villino Dufault, breakfast and dinner, transportation to/from the airport in Rome, a pass for unlimited public transportation (bus/subway) in Rome; a weekend excursion to Florence, and admission to various sites in and around Rome and central Italy are included in tuition. (Round-trip airfare, lunches, and personal expenses are not included in tuition.)
Not an Assumption student? Students from accredited colleges or universities are welcome to apply to study in Rome. However, priority registration is granted to students of Assumption University.
Included in tuition is an exhilarating three-night group excursion to the Tuscany Region of Italy and the Renaissance city of Florence.
Faculty and students will board a high-speed train at the Rome Termini train station and be whisked through the beautiful Italian countryside en route to Florence. In Florence, students will visit sites such as The Duomo, or the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore; the Galleria dell'Accademia, which hosts the infamous sculpture created by Michelangelo, The David; or ascend the Ponte Vecchio to Pizzale Michelangelo to enjoy a breathtaking view of Florence.
Students will have two free weekends to explore the city or country on their own. Many European cities are easily accessible by short flights from Fiumicino Airport.
Boston to Rome
Prof. of Italian, and Director of the Summer Program, Rochard Bonanno, Ph.D., will coordinate with a travel agency to book a group flight from Logan International Airport in Boston to Fiumicino Airport in Rome. Students will travel as a group on the same flight with Prof. James Hauri, Ph.D., meeting the group at Logan. Round-trip airfare must be purchased by students once the flight has been identified.
Airport Transfer to/ from the Rome Campus
Transfer to/from Villino Dufault, the Rome Campus will be provided to those students traveling with the group. Students will return to the airport on their own, with Prof. Hauri accompanying them to the security gate at Fiumicino.
Independent Travel to Rome
Students who wish to travel on their own, may do so.
Included in tuition is a bus and rail pass for unlimited use within city limits on Metrebus Rome (bus service), Metro (subway) and trams. For classes and program-related purposes, students will travel as a group with faculty, however, students may also use their pass to explore the city during free time.