At the beginning of each session, Temple Rome hosts a multi-day Orientation for all students which includes essential health and safety information, social events and several activities to introduce students to the Italian language, food and culture, as well as their new “home” in Rome.
Every Orientation culminates in a day-long excursion to the Umbrian countryside, with visits to the medieval hill town of Todi and a sumptuous lunch at Titignano castle.
Throughout each semester or summer, Temple Rome students continue to engage actively with members of the local community through several events. Watch the video below.
WELCOME PIZZA PARTY
A fun introduction to your new semester in Rome, eating pizza and meeting new friends.
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
Discover the secrets of Rome in this interactive, group game. Unravel all the clues and be the first to return to Temple with group photos at all the hidden destinations. The winning team gets a free pizza dinner!
Faculty will take you for a nice walk in the neighborhood around Temple Rome. Learn where to get the best coffee and pastries near school. Learn how to buy a metro/bus ticket and how to get on and off a bus. Visit the local market and learn how Italians shop for fresh fruit and vegetables. Find out where the best Panini are near Temple Rome.
Learn how to make that quintessential Italian dessert: Tiramisu’! Interactive cooking competition and lesson with TUR professors. The various tiramisu’ creations will be judged by an illustrious panel of experts and the winners will receive free gelato.
All-day walk along the ancient Aurelian Wall (270-275 AD) for a truly unique introduction of Rome’s past and present.
WINE TASTING NIGHT
An Italian sommelier will provide you with a comprehensive guide to understanding Italian wine. How it is made, evaluated, served, and consumed. A wine tasting will follow. A wine glass will be given to each student as a memory of the event.
UNIVERSITY OF ROME “SAPIENZA” TOUR
Take a walk with Gianni around the University of Rome campus. See the differences between the American and Italian University system. Includes a visit to the student quarter in San Lorenzo.
Temple Rome offers a variety of community service projects for students to participate in.
Informal get together for questions and answers. Good opportunity to meet Italians and learn more about life in Rome and Italian culture.
Learn some basic salsa steps with an Italian professional instructor and his dancers! No experience needed, just wear comfortable shoes!
If you like to play soccer then experience the small-sided soccer game that Italians play, this is a good opportunity to get to know each other having fun!
After a long day of classes, it feels great to wind down with a night time yoga lesson, that gives you a healthy body and a positive mind, removing the build-up of tension and preparing you for a restful night’s sleep.
Watch a ROMA game with romans at the Olimpic stadium, you will see and hear the difference between “American Football” and “European Football”. Enjoy the experience and of course…”Forza Roma”!
Can you play an instrument? Can you sing? Can you perform a poetry? Are you a video maker? We are looking for talented students for the “Jam Session Show” at Temple!
TODI AND TITIGNANO TRIP
Travel to Todi and Titignano with the class as one of your first trips to explore the beautiful Italy.
Become and Italian chef and attend our cooking class! Roman chefs will teach you how to make Tiramisù and pasta from scratch. At the end, enjoy your homemade meal!
REFLECTING ABOUT ROME SERIES
Get together with fellow students to talk about topics such as stress management, sexual abuse, healthy relationships and more. This is a great opportunity to take a break and have open conversations with other students!
CULTURAL LAB ACTIVITIES
Learn more about the Italian culture with the Italian professors at the cultural labs. Activities include playing with dogs, singing Italian songs, making ricotta cheese, and more!