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The program introduces participants to one of the oldest and most fascinating cities in the world while immersing them in an academic experience closely related to this location. Students choose one of the two upper-division courses taught by LMU faculty, in addition to one Italian language course at the appropriate level.
Situated on the River Tiber, Rome was once the capital of a vast empire that stretched from Britain to North Africa and the Middle East. Traces of the city’s imperial splendor can still be admired at the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and other ancient sites. In the 17th century, thanks to an explosion of creative activity underpinned by ecclesiastical patronage, Rome once again became a great cultural capital, renowned for the magnificence of its art and architecture. The Baroque churches, piazzas, monuments and palaces in the city’s historic center provide a fascinating backdrop to the lively outdoor markets and shopping areas of today’s Rome. Throughout the five-week program, classes are held in a characteristic palazzo in the heart of the city.