Why study abroad, why us...and why Rome?Our objective is to provide a program that gives our students a truly special study abroad experience. Based in Rome, our program emphasizes the history of western civilization and the classical tradition, and it is in this respect that we believe Rome offers students the most complete setting for such a learning experience. In Rome one can enjoy a complete immersion into the study of the foundation, the struggle and the imagination of western civilization.
Our goal is to provide the students with the perspective and the skills necessary for them to relate the past to the present, in a sense we want students to study the village of ancient Rome to the global village of today. There is no better way to achieve this than by being taught, with the highest degree of passion and commitment, in the very place where men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin once journeyed, and where they sought and found the inspiration that would make their dreams a reality.
Through a demanding curriculum, with an emphasis on the reading of primary sources, along with a series of on-site activities, we not only provide tools for future study, but we intend to cement a desire for permanent knowledge along with an on-going desire to expand that knowledge, to be learned in the most inspiring and directly relatable setting possible. We provide more than a brief highlight on any collegial or professional resume: we work with our students to provide a life changing experience.