Key Elements of Rome Program

  • Students study through Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
  • Students live & study at a Roman villa—a monastery owned by the Antonine order of the Maronites.
  • The Roman semester immerses students in the details of ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, and the history and teachings of the Church

Sample Course Offerings

  • Humanities I & II The Ancient World The nature of tragic action and the flowering of philosophic discourse. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch's The Rise and Fall of Athens, Thucydides.
  • Writing Workshop III & IV Students continue studying such authors as Robert Frost, Richard Wilbur, Yeats, Keats, Donne, T. S. Eliot, Hopkins, & Joseph Pieper.
  • Theology: The Epistles of St. Paul
  • Fine Arts—The Art and Architecture of Rome A study of culture and civilization as revealed in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Tours of Rome.

Rome Program Accommodations

  • Villa Serenella is a stately, typical Roman villa surrounded by 13 acres of olive groves, pine trees, walking paths, a soccer field, and fountains.
  • The monks provide accommodations, meals, and classroom space for students during their Rome semester.
  • On-site chapel
  • Student life at the Villa offers many amenities including:
    • Internet access
    • IP phones to call the U.S.
    • Laundry service
    • 3 full meals served daily
    • A nightly curfew is enforced

Ciao Roma!

Just five miles from the Vatican, the Villa is located in a non-touristy Roman neighborhood with bus connections to the historical center of Rome.

Traveling in Italy & Europe

AMU students will have opportunities to travel to cities throughout Italy, including Florence, Venice, & Milan

Major Train Station in Rome

Organized trips & trips on your own