Assumption Opens Rome Campus

Jan 07, 2019

Assumption students and those from other colleges and universities now have the opportunity to pursue liberal arts studies in the heart of Rome at Assumption’s new campus. Seven Assumption students are studying in Rome this semester with two Assumption faculty members, and the campus can accommodate up to 25 students.

The academic program is especially geared toward sophomores, providing them with a curriculum that meets general education requirements. The program is open to students from other colleges and universities. Five courses are offered each semester, with one always being Italian. Students can take beginner to advanced levels of Italian.

The other four courses will vary and are selected based on fields of study that benefit most from the richness of Rome, such as history, art history, theology, philosophy and comparative literature.

“Our students are experiencing Rome and all of Italy as part of a learning community – living, studying and traveling together, enjoying a transformative adventure as they grow both personally and intellectually,” said Assumption President Francesco Cesareo. “They can stand where history was made, and where decisions and discussions helped shape our world today.”

The campus is walking distance to St. Peter’s Basilica and other historical sites. Full-time faculty lead visits to culturally and historically significant locations; students can take full advantage of their proximity to the many museums, galleries, theatres and landmarks in and around Rome. 

The Assumption Rome campus is located on the property of the Augustinians of the Assumption, the founding order of Assumption. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in March 2012 between the President and the Augustinians of the Assumption to establish the new campus. 

“The exciting addition of the Rome campus contributes to Assumption’s distinctiveness in the region, and it enhances our reputation for academic excellence,” said President Cesareo.