Semester/Year STUDY ABROAD Program
Message from the Dean
“Roma, una vita non basta” (Rome, a lifetime is not enough) is a saying for a good reason. Temple University is fortunate to have been located in the city of Rome, one of the most historically important and visually striking cities in the world, since our founding in 1966. Actively engaging Rome, Italy, and Italian culture for over 40 years, we have created a dynamic atmosphere that enables our students to develop a double agility in learning: our students learn to excel not only in navigating and adapting to a new culture, but also in meeting the challenges of a curriculum that encompasses the incredibly diverse historical periods of Rome in both the academic and creative spheres.
We offer program tracks spanning multiple disciplines—architecture, art, business, liberal arts—and opportunities, such as internships, on-site class visits throughout Rome, and academic excursions to surrounding cities, that will help extend your learning beyond the classroom. Distinguished guest speakers add to the academic program, as well as our gallery of art, which presents the work of Italian artists in conjunction with Roman critics, curators, and galleries.
I am especially proud of the diversity of our program, which we achieve in part by bringing outstanding students from over 50 institutions and numerous disciplines from across the U.S. under one roof in the Villa Caproni. Our size, with approximately 200 students per semester, is ideal—large enough to provide an array of academic and social opportunities, yet intimate enough to foster a sense of community in which you will make life-long connections as learners and as friends.
I feel very fortunate to be involved in the field of international education, which has a profoundly transformational impact, and I’m proud to work with the staff and faculty of Temple University Rome, along with our Education Abroad office in Philadelphia, to make this a remarkable program.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Rome in the near future.
Dean, Temple University Rome