“[My internship] was wonderful. I credit it immensely with boosting my speaking confidence and ability. [The people at my internship] were all very welcoming and kind.” -Rome Campus Alumn
All courses feature City Connections - elements of immersion, grounded in the syllabus. Innovative intensive programs offer special opportunities for in-depth immersion in a broad range of fields and activities:
The Rome Campus arranges rewarding internships in an attractive mix of settings, including museums, human rights organizations, schools, government, and fashion.
All courses at the Rome campus include a component designed to foster cross-cultural exploration in the city at-large. Activities built into each course may take the form of field work, site visits, or another activity relating to the course work.
Mens sana in corpore sano - A healthy mind in a healthy body!
The Rome Campus offers a unique opportunity for student-athletes to join local sports clubs and leagues in Rome at appropriate levels. This one-of-a-kind partnership with local athletes and sports enthusiasts opens a window into Roman life and culture not readily available to short term residents. Opportunities include indoor soccer, field hockey, crew on the Tiber, weekend sailing at Anzio, and American baseball, softball, and football.
Facilities and Leagues
The nearby Polisportiva youth sports complex, founded in 1971, is roughly a mile from the Rome Campus. It offers a wide range of facilities and hosts regional and provincial leagues in soccer, swimming, basketball, volleyball, skating, and tennis. It serves five thousand youths each year and welcomes Rome Campus students.
Official Website: http://www.sanpaolosport.it/
Field Hockey - Comitato Regionale Lazio Hockey su Prato
The Comitato Regionale Lazio Hockey su Prato is the umbrella organization for field hockey in Rome. The state-of-the-art facility at EUR features an outstanding hockey field with artificial surface. It is home to two of Italy’s major teams: the men’s S.S. Lazio Hockey (founded in 1959, national champions in 2005) and the women’s Libertas San Saba Hockey (founded in 1970). There are opportunities to play at various levels. Rome Campus student-athletes are welcome to practice with teams at their level.
Official Team Websites:
Sailing at Anzio - Circolo della Vela di Roma
Founded in 1949, the Circolo della Vela di Roma is a sailing club and school in Anzio, a beautiful town on the coast, an hour south of Rome by convenient train. It offers superb sailing opportunities at all levels - novice, experienced, and national and international competition. The sailing school offers programs suitable to the various individual level of expertise. The Circolo’s several teams - Optimist, 420, Laser Standard, Radial, and 4.7 - engage in a program of training and regattas closely supervised by their instructors.
Official Website: http://www.cvroma.com/
American Football - I gladiatori
Rome’s football team
The Gladiatori Roma organization was founded in 1973 as the first professional football team in Italy. In addition to the prima squadra (main team) that competes in the national league, the organization fields an Under 17 team and an Under 21 team, as well as a Senatori team of retired veterans of the main team. The organization also sponsors flag football games and offers football camps to teach Roman youths how to play the sport. Rome Campus students may participate in a variety of ways.
Baseball and Softball - A. S. Roma Baseball
Founded in 2003, A.S. Roma Baseball fields hardball teams at several levels in league play: Series A2, Under 21, Cadetti (high school age), and Ragazzi (Little League). It also fields a women’s softball team in the Softball B League. Rome Campus students are welcome to practice with teams at A.S. Roma Baseball.
Students who seek exercise without athletic competition have access to nearby fitness centers and swimming pool for fees ranging from €150 to €350 for the semester.
Students who seek a more comprehensive (but still very affordable) fitness and dance center enjoy a special discount at the convenient downtown Spazio Danza Fitness:
A convenient private fitness and dance center - Spazio Danza Fitness
The Rome Campus is also pleased to arrange access to superior athletic facilities for fitness, squash, tennis and other sports. Students enjoy a special discount at Rome’s premier facility - the Roman Sport Center at the Villa Borghese park:
A premier private fitness center - Roman Sport Center
OTHER CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES
Building bridges to the community, the Rome Campus arranges a variety of social exchanges with Italians majoring in American Studies at nearby Rome University. The program also organizes visits to major institutions in Rome and students have recently visited Il Quirinale (official presidential residence), Montecitorio (Parliament), the Vatican Gardens, and film studios at Cinecitta. Also included are outings to concerts, operas, plays, art exhibits, and sporting events. Of note during one recent term was the olive harvest: A communal return to Nature, an ancient labor of love, and a convivial outdoor banquet in the Roman countryside.