WORCESTER, MA — Taylor Santry, of Wilmington, is one of 16 students spending the fall semester abroad at Assumption College’s Rome Campus where the city, and country of Italy, become a living classroom.
Established in 2013, Assumption’s Rome Campus provides students with a transformative experience during their semester abroad. The campus, within walking distance to Vatican City and other historical sites, is located in a residential area where students become part of the neighborhood and interact and befriend authentic “Romans”. The semester-long program offers students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the culture and history of the region. The unique courses, taught by Assumption faculty, take full advantage of all that the city-and country-has to offer. Faculty lead visits to culturally and historically significant locations in Rome, with the purpose of using the city as a classroom. Travel is an important part of the Rome experience. Trips to other sites and cities are included in tuition. Thus far this semester, Santry has traveled to Sorrento and will visit other cities in Italy such as Florence, Naples and Venice.
Housing includes both classrooms and living accommodations, where students enjoy family-style meals in an elegant dining room prepared by an authentic Italian chef.
“Studying at the Assumption College Rome Campus is a transformative experience for students as they immerse themselves in a different culture learning about the foundations of Western Civilization,” said Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College. “The Rome program enhances the classic liberal arts education through a focus on art history, history, literature, political science, theology and more.”
Assumption College’s Rome campus has been nationally ranked as a top-ten best study abroad program and is considered one of the most desirable study abroad opportunities in the United States because it provides students with a unique and personal experience.
Learn more about Assumption College’s Rome campus at http://www.assumption.edu/rome.
About Assumption College
Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 41 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit http://www.assumption.edu.
(NOTE: The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)
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