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Rome, Italy

While no longer the caput mundi (capital of the world), Rome is The Eternal City and an epic metropolis of lost empires and ancient Western Civilization. Though it is a bustling (often crowded) urban center, its ancient architecture and many of its monuments remain which make it one of the most identifiable cities in the world and unlike any other. Supposedly founded on a palatine hill in the 8th century BCE by the legendary Romulus (son of Mars and twin brother to Remus), it gave birth to one of the one of the greatest civilizations of all time–a civilization that made the Latin language prominent and invented the stirrup, the aqueduct, concrete, paved roads, the Roman Calendar, and indoor plumbing, to name a few. There are many things to do and see in Rome like visiting the ancient sites such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museum. One can find a clothing and trinket shop on almost every corner with high profile shopping taking place at Via del Corso, Piazza del Popolo, and Via Condotti for Gucci and Armani products. Sidewalk cafés are very common and a great way to people-watch and linger over a nice lunch. The restaurant and night club scene is also very lively. Buses, planes, trains and cars can affordably get you to other major Italian cities inside “the boot” as well as connect you to the rest of the European continent. Rome’s historic attributes and urban population makes it an ideal city for any type of student.

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Art History
Business Administration
Classical Studies
Creative Writing
English Literature


Humanistic Studies
International Affairs
International Business
Italian Language
Italian Studies


Natural Science
Political Science
Religious Studies

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