Life in Rome

Travel is a fully integrated aspect of the academic program, complementing coursework with irreplaceable first-hand experience. For students spending an exciting semester studying at Assumption's Campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country becomes a classroom. The curriculum includes weekly excursions to museums and monuments within the city and surrounding countryside, including, for example, Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Castel Gandolfo or Subiaco. Every semester, students and faculty also engage in longer, overnight programs to significant Italian cities, such as Florence, Urbino, Pompei and Naples. These extended visits are included within the Rome Campus tuition and are an integrated part of the curriculum.

The Villino Dufault building, newly renovated and located in the heart of the city, presents an ideal location for Rome Campus students to live and study.
Take in the latest fashions, study the finest art and architecture, and listen to some of the most beautiful music in the world. Come learn why Rome has captivated hearts and minds for centuries.
Explore Italy through trips to landmarks and centers of culture, both with professors on planned Rome program outings and on your own.
Rome Campus dining offers more than exquisite cuisine; it allows students to bond with their professors and one another by sharing conversation and camaraderie.
The seat of the Catholic Church and home to sites such as the Sistine Chapel, there is no better place than Rome to learn about the teachings and history of the faith.
Home Stays provide students with advanced knowledge of Italian language and culture a unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Roman life.

The Rome Experience

  • Jenna Warren '14
    Participant Fall 2013

    "By far my favorite part about taking classes in Rome is the out-of-classroom experience. Not only are we learning about the incredible amount of history that Rome has to offer but we're witnessing it firsthand. I have really been able to blossom as a student."

  • Joelle DiDomenico ’14
    Participant Spring 2013

    “I would highly recommend going to the Rome campus. It is an experience of a lifetime. I learned so many things about myself while abroad . I am a completely different person now."

  • Tracy Baldelli ’15
    Participant Spring 2013

    “I would most definitely recommend this to others. One of the main reasons why I chose Assumption was for the community feeling that it offers. This community component flourishes at the Rome Campus because it is such a small unique program that not many universities offer."

  • Jessica Reimers ’14
    Participant Spring 2013

    “The Rome campus wasn't just a study abroad. It was a home where I lived with family. The atmosphere blended the students, the professors, our cook, and the countless others who we saw everyday, because like our extended family, they made our experience ten times better."