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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Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Capitoline Museums

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Capitoline Museums

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.

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Sperlonga Excursion

Sperlonga Excursion

Fall 2016 Romers headed south on Friday, September 9 for the inaugural Fall Rome Sperlonga Excursion where they visited the Museo Archeologico Statale and the Grotta di Tiberio.

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