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Highlights of Rome course in St. Peter's Square

Highlights of Rome 

Rome's position as both capital of the ancient empire and of the western Latin Church has earned her the well-recognized sobriquet, the Eternal City. Our Highlights of Rome course provides a broad, introductory-level survey of Roman history from the Etruscan through the Baroque periods, and therefore, from the founding of the ancient city in the 8th century BC to circa 1700. Through twice-weekly visits to museums and cultural sites throughout Rome, students study each period's art and architecture and define its place within the broader context of Roman civilization.  

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Learners take notes and practice speaking during their Italian Language & Culture course

Italian Language & Culture 

Welcome to the study of Italian at Temple University Rome! This course introduces students to the basics of Italian language required for communicating simply and effectively in everyday life. Twice weekly classroom sessions provide students with a foundation in Italian vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar, whereas weekly on-site cultural labs offer fun opportunities to engage with contemporary Italian culture and practice your language skills in real world settings. 

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Wine Tasting Fall 2021

Program Orientation + Weekly Extra-Curricular Activities 

Each session of Adult Study Abroad begins with a 3-day orientation program in which you’ll have a chance to learn the ins and outs of Temple University Rome and the surrounding neighborhoods. Orientation concludes with our traditional day trip to an idyllic hilltop town in the Umbrian countryside, followed by a multi-course pranzo served in a medieval castle. 

Once classes begin, ASA participants can continue getting to know their classmates through our weekly extra-curricular activities, all while diving deeper into various aspects of Italian culture. Past activities have included Italian jazz night at the Roman coliseum, wine tasting with a professional sommelier, an Italian cooking class in a professional kitchen, and more!