The Trinity College Rome Campus offers a broad liberal arts curriculum with courses taught in a wide range of disciplines. As much as possible all courses make use of the resources of the city of Rome and of what can be seen and experienced directly:
- Subject areas may include Art, Economics, History, International Relations, Literature, Italian History and Language, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Psychology and more.
- Courses are designed with an experiential component in the city at large and present students with the opportunity to become immersed in their host city through site visits, walking tours and academic excursions throughout Rome.
- Students must enroll full-time: a minimum of 4 Trinity course credits (16 semester hours) and a maximum of 5.5 Trinity course credits (22 semester hours).
- Options available for students at all levels of Italian language (beginning, intermediate and advanced), as all students must enroll in an Italian language course during the Semester/Academic Year program.
- In addition to the group excursion offered each semester, students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of course-based Academic Excursions to places such as Venice, Florence, Torino and more.
- Students have the option of participating in a for-credit Academic Internship.
- Classmates are North American students from the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities.
Courses are taught by faculty and adjunct professors of the Trinity College Rome Campus, and are approved as a regular part of Trinity’s undergraduate curriculum. Visiting faculty from the Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, may also teach during the Semester/Academic Year and Summer programs.
Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, issues transcripts for all courses taught at the Rome Campus. Most colleges and universities accept Trinity College Rome Campus courses for transfer credit; visiting students should arrange this in advance of the program.
Although courses are offered in a broad range of fields in the humanities and social sciences, offerings are extremely limited in some disciplines (sometimes only one course per semester). Art history, history, and cultural/language studies majors will find many options, but majors in other disciplines will find only one or two courses at most (click "Courses by Semester" on the left to get an idea of offerings). It is very important that students majoring in disciplines outside of art history, history, and cultural/language studies plan so that they do not NEED a course within their major while abroad. Typically, all students who want a particular course are able to get in, either during registration or the add-drop period in Rome, but this is not always the case, and it is impossible to gaurantee which courses will be the most popular any given term. Students who must take one more courses in their major area of study while abroad should speak with their study abroad advisor about programs that will provide them with more options.