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.
The students awoke bright and early on August 20 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.
After months of preparations the fall 2017 Rome class finally arrived to their new home for the next four months on Saturday, August 19, the beautiful Eugene Constantin Rome Campus.
After three weeks of touring Italy with many explorations into Rome and its surrounding areas, our high school summer programs bid farewell to the Eternal City and a summer of a lifetime.
Two weeks have flown by fast for our Arete participants. They have flourished in their studies, seen some of the cultural sites of DFW and now return home to further contemplate their learning experience.
Our high school study abroad programs arrived in the eternal city on July 10 and hit the ground running with a visit to Castel Gandolfo, the pope's summer residence.
High School Study Abroad participants arrived to the Irving campus on Saturday, July 8 to begin their Rome adventure.
On Sunday, July 9 the University of Dallas Rome & Summer Programs Office welcomed high school students from across the nation to the Irving campus for the start of the Arete high school summer programs.
The Spring Romers left for their last group trip of the semester on Saturday, April 22. The group traveled to visit Florence, Venice and Siena. Some of the highlights of the trip include visits to the Doges' Palace and San Marco in Venice and the Uffizi, Accademia and Duomo in Florence.
The Spring 2017 Rome class ventured out to the city one more time with their Art & Architecture professor to explore the Galleria Borghese on April 19. Students viewed works by Caravaggio, Titian and Bernini.
The UD Rome Campus community enjoyed a concert by a band called St. Beaufort, headed by UD Alumnus Joe Jakubczyk on April 10, 2017. The band is based in Berlin and is currently on tour in Italy.
The men and women of the Spring 2017 Rome class were invited to participate in a silent retreat at the Casa Divin Maestro retreat house on Lake Albano from March 31-April 2, 2017 and April 7-9. The weekend was spent in silent reflection and prayer.
The Spring 2017 Rome class headed back into the city on April 5 with their Art & Architecture class to visit the Vatican Museums. The museums house some of the most important and well-known classical sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces in the world.
Spring 2017 Romers raised money throughout their Rome semester to donate to Catholic Relief Services to aid those fleeing from Syria. In a fundraising effort, students participated in a 12 mile walk around the city of Rome, with stops at its seven major pilgrim churches.
The Spring 2017 Rome class was off to another Art and Architecture site visit to the Basilica of San Clemente on March 15. The basilica has a history of over 2,000 years and is one of the most richly adorned churches in the city.