For over twenty years, the University of Dallas has provided high school students with summer and study abroad opportunities modeled after its signature Rome program. These programs offer college credit and are held on our main campus in Irving, TX and sister campus in Rome, Italy, and are designed to show students the great and lasting pleasures that accompany a good educational experience.
Our summer programs reflect the core curriculum of the university, much of which is devoted to the careful reading of the great works in the tradition of western thought. All programs are led by university faculty through small-group discussions and tutorials while visiting relevant historical and cultural sites. The emphasis is on enabling students to not only read with greater insight but also become more polished writers and speakers, preparing them for success in college while forming the long-lasting friendships that inevitably develop in a learning community.
The Fall 2016 Rome class headed off for their 10-day trip to Greece on Friday, September 30. The Greece Trip is one of the highlights of the Rome Semester as students travel to some of the greatest cities and the richest sites of the ancient world. The Fall 2016 class explored Meteora, Delphi, Athens, Mycenae, Nafplion, and Olympia and even took a day excursion to the Greek islands.+ Read More
This past week the Fall 2016 Rome class had the opportunity to participate in the famous Vendemmia, or grape harvest, which will yield new UD wine and had their third Art and Architecture site visit to Santa Costanza and Sant'Agnese Fuori le Mura.+ Read More
On September 20 and 21, Fall Romers were led on a tour of William Kentridge's show Triumphs and Laments, where they saw a graffiti installation representing roman history and culture, followed by their second Art and Architecture site visit to the Capitoline Museums, the oldest public museum complex in the world.+ Read More