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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Campania Trip

Campania Trip

The Fall 2017 Rome class made their first class trip of the semester on September 8-10, touring the southern Italian region of Campania, visiting Montecassino, Pompeii, Positano and Paestum.

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Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum

Art & Architecture Site Visit to the Roman Forum and Colosseum

The first Art and Architecture visit for the Fall Rome class was to some of the best preserved archaeological sites of Rome: the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Such sites give modern visitors a very real sense of how life would have been in Ancient Rome, home to one of the world's greatest civilizations.

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Castelli Excursion & Wine Tasting

Castelli Excursion & Wine Tasting

Fall 2017 Romers concluded their first full week in Italy with a visit to the Castelli Romani where students toured the small towns of Ariccia, Monte Cavo and Castel Gandolfo. Upon arriving back to campus they were treated to a wine tasting hosted by Msgr. Fucinaro.

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