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
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