When in Rome…the city offers a wide range of concerts, sporting events and fashion and entertainment opportunities.
Explore Faith: Regardless of your faith, Rome offers a unique opportunity to learn more about a faith community that has shaped Western thought and civilization.
Rome, and Italy, as the Classroom: The campus’s location and easy access to public transportation allows the country to become a "living classroom."
Modern Accommodations: A modern, fully equipped facility houses classrooms and living accommodations and promotes a communal living environment.
Mangia! Mangia! - Campus dining offers more than exquisite cuisine; it allows students to bond with their professors and one another by sharing conversation and camaraderie.
Intriguing Excursions: Included in tuition are overnight excursions to Italian cities of cultural and historic significance.
Rome Program Highlights
A comprehensive orientation prior to departure, including cultural preparation and help with organizing a group visa application and flight arrangements, prepares students to take full advantage of the program.
Students will have 90 days in addition to the program’s duration in Italy, on a tourist visa, for further travel if desired.
The Assumption Rome Campus is located in the heart of the city (Street address: Via San Pio V, 55 in Rome, Italy 00165), allowing Rome itself to become a “living classroom” through visits to culturally and historically significant locations. View the Rome Campus Map Locator for more information.
A modern, fully-equipped facility remodeled in 2013, Villino Dufault houses both classrooms and living accommodations, enabling family-style meals and a warm, engaging atmosphere. The campus is located in a traditional residential neighborhood just outside the Parco Doria Pamphili and is connected to all public transportation.
Besides sleek modern styling, Villino Dufault is green, powered by solar panels on the roof.
Travel opportunities to other Italian cities and sites are integrated into the Rome program curriculum and included in tuition. Recent semesters have included overnight stays in Florence, Urbino, Pompeii and Naples, for instance. Students may pursue other travel opportunities on their own during weekends and breaks.
The program’s size is limited to 25 students per semester, providing a dedicated and individualized learning experience.
A variety of liberal arts courses is offered each semester. Courses may include History, Art History, Theology, Philosophy, and Comparative Literature, among others.
All students enroll in a course in Italian language and culture, ensuring they will gain the most from their time in Rome. An intensive Italian language option is also available.
Home stays are possible for students with more advanced language skills.
Read a recent feature on the Rome Campus in the Assumption Alumni Magazine