All Roads lead to Rome.
What better way to enrich learning than by keeping academic standards high and immersing
students in unforgettable travel experiences to Florence, Venice, Assisi and Greece? For
over forty years the University of Dallas Rome Program has been delivering a superior
curriculum of studies and educational travel to students who are seriously committed
to the liberal arts, to the ideals of western civilization, and to the Catholic intellectual
tradition. This is our vision of study abroad at the University of Dallas, and it
is a vision that has transformed the Rome Program into one of the very best foreign
study abroad programs in Italy.
Prior to their Rome Semester, University of Dallas students have already read the
masterful works of Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Virgil, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante and
others as part of the University's trademark Core curriculum. Having this rich educational
background makes their experience of the Rome Semester all the more intense and vivid.
Students read about Odysseus and Aeneas one day and find themselves in the actual
physical setting of these heroic stories the next. They travel across seas and journey
through landscapes where major battles were decided. They recite and sing in the theaters
where the great Greek tragedies were once performed. They come face to face with works
of art and architecture that have inspired humankind for centuries. And they visit
some of the holiest shrines and most beautiful monuments of the Roman Catholic Church.
Informative and often dramatic experiences such as these bring their liberal education
in the western and Catholic tradition to life.
Over forty years and thousands of students later, we are proud of the achievements
of the Rome Program.