Life in Rome
Life in Rome is more than classes in historical structures such as the Colosseum. From the centrally located residence, the city, country and European continent await your inquisitive and adventurous spirit.
Completely remodeled in 2013, Villino Dufault is located within a traditional, safe residential neighborhood in the heart of Rome. Students live in double rooms, with private baths shared by every two rooms. Shared living, dining and classroom spaces as well as complete laundry and computer facilities with WiFi, offer students elegance, comfort and convenience. The residential neighborhood offers authentic shopping and dining possibilities, as well as nearby jogging and gym facilities. In addition to its sleek modern styling, Villino Dufault is a “green” campus, with solar panels on the roof of the building. Nearby public transportation enables the city to become a classroom and for students to explore Rome and Italy.
As a European capital, Rome offers the full breadth of concerts, sporting events, fashion, dining, museums and entertainment opportunities suiting all tastes, from opera to pop and back again. Rome is a lively and vibrant cultural center, reflecting the latest European trends and tastes, while still retaining its own distinctive character. With a bus and rail pass, included in tuition, you are provided countless opportunities to explore the city. For those seeking adventure, Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” Airport is a quick train ride from campus providing a gateway to the European continent.
Excursions around Rome and Italy
Travel is a fully integrated aspect of the academic program, complementing coursework with irreplaceable first-hand experience. The city and the country becomes your classroom. The curriculum includes weekly excursions to museums and monuments within the city and surrounding countryside, including, for example, Ostia Antica, Tivoli Gardens, Castel Gandolfo or Subiaco. Every semester, students and faculty also engage in longer, overnight programs to significant Italian cities, such as Florence, Urbino, Pompeii and Naples. These extended visits are included within the Rome Campus tuition and are an integrated part of the curriculum.