Rome and Summer Programs

More than just a semester abroad

It’s one thing to read the Great Books…it’s quite another to experience firsthand where many of them took place. In that instant, history comes alive, and you change forever.

The University of Dallas Rome Program has been changing lives for over 45 years with a unique curriculum that combines intensive study of art, architecture, history, literature, theology and philosophy with travel that transports students to the very places where Western civilization first flourished and where Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions continue to flourish today.

During their semester abroad, students make our Rome campus their “home base” while they travel to places like Florence, Venice, Assisi, Greece and, of course, Rome. They’ll read about Odysseus and Aeneas one day and walk in the footsteps of these ancient heroes the next. They’ll study the techniques used by Michelangelo while standing in front of the Pietà or gazing at the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. They’ll debate the works of Socrates and Aristotle while walking the same hills the great philosophers trod many millennia ago, experiencing the kind of context that can’t be found in a book and the types of insights rarely found in the classroom.

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Scavenger Hunt & Dinner in Castelli

Scavenger Hunt & Dinner in Castelli

With a busy first week, Fall 2016 Romers took a small break from their studies as they spent an afternoon in Rome where the Student Life staff challenged them to a Scavenger Hunt. Following the fun in the city the students escaped to Lake Albano where they enjoyed an evening meal and a quick dip in the volcanic lake.

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First Day in Rome

First Day in Rome

The students awoke bright and early on August 21 to begin their first full day in Rome. They visited St. Peter's Basilica and attended mass and then were led on walking tours around the city by the UD Rome Campus faculty and staff.

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Fall 2016 Rome Students Arrive

Fall 2016 Rome Students Arrive

After months of preparations the fall 2016 Rome class finally arrived to their new home for the next four months on Saturday, August 20, the beautiful Eugene Constantin Rome Campus.

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