The study abroad program in Rome, Italy is a 3-week program with service learning, sustainable living, and mindfulness practice components. Offered in collaboration with the American University of Rome, the program focuses on the characteristics of a resilient society.
Leadership Seminar in Rome
The course is intensive and experiential, and you will learn firsthand the sustainable, resilient, and sacred features of this ancient culture. Students will visit both urban and rural communities, monasteries, and temples, as well as important historical sites. Students will also learn simple individual and group practices that increase a sense of awareness and presence. Students apply a full range of skills, including navigating transportation challenges in a foreign country, cooking with what is available, learning to live with more purpose and intention, and establish healthy relationship with oneself, others, and the environment.
Athanasios Kolovos, or better known as "Tommy", took part in the Honors Study Abroad Program in Italy this summer from May 22 - June 12, 2018. He was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. One of the scholarship requirements of students is that they complete the Follow-on Service Project they proposed within their scholarship application process. Throughout his blog post, Tommy writes about his project, his experience abroad, and how he hopes to inspire other LGBTQIA students to study abroad. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES
Want to learn more?
Like what you see? Come sign up for the study abroad program in Rome for a three-week experience. For application details and scholarship information, visit the Office of International Services
web page, or contact study abroad coordinator, Amy Schoenberg