With Rome as a home base, faculty-led on-site visits and excursions are an integral component to many of the courses offered at Temple Rome. Classes not only take advantage of the living cultural museum that is Rome, but often go further afield to explore Italy and beyond as it relates to the course content. Visits can range from one class period to an entire weekend, and provide students with a unique learning experience that adds another dimension to the material that they are learning in the classroom. 

Three students sitting on floor of museum drawing in sketchbooks
"Rome Sketchbook" course at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna

On-Site Visits

Most Temple Rome courses feature on-site visits in the city of Rome to accompany the material taught throughout the duration of the semester. Some courses even host the majority of their class time in the city! When studying subjects such as Art & Architecture, Art History, Classics, Business, Engineering, History, Political Science, etc. students will have the opportunity to experience in-person what they are seeing in their textbooks. Some on-site visits include:

  • Pantheon
  • Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museums and St. Peter's
  • Villa Borghese
  • Piazza Navona
  • Roman aqueducts
  • Botanical gardens
  • Historical cemeteries
  • Roman museums and galleries
  • And much, much more!
Female student looking at a mural in Rome
"Street Art" Italian Cultural Lab in San Lorenzo, Rome.

Italian Cultural Labs

As a part of the Italian curriculum at Temple University Rome, students are required to attend one of the various cultural labs curated by the Italian professors in order to practice Italian around Rome and to get students more confident in using Italian in their daily lives. Labs are structured with specific themes in order to allow students to explore their own interests in Italian, as well as provide a memorable method to learn vocabulary. Some examples include:

  • Local market tours at the Mercato Flaminio
  • Ricotta making classes
  • Scavenger hunts for street art
  • Neighborhood tours 
  • Viterbo thermal bath visits
  • Pilates
  • Italian with dogs
  • Italian cinema
  • And more!

Weekend Class Excursions