Your interaction and immersion into your new culture will be one of the most important parts of your semester in Rome. The Italian Campus has a wide variety of opportunities for students to meet young Romans, see and learn about their new home through the eyes of a local, and get involved in their new community.
Throughout the semester students are joined by the Italian Campus Cultural Ambassadors - young Roman university students who accompany and plan activities with the students. Cultural Ambassadors also join students on some Duquesne-sponsored excursions and plan independent cultural activities such as aperitivos, cooking classes, and dinners in their homes with their families.
Cultural Exchange with Local Students
As a part of the Intercultural Awareness course, Duquesne students are partnered with students from a local school to gain insight into Italian culture from their peers. Students collaborate on a cultural exchange project that bridges the distance between the two countries and has resulted in lasting global friendships. Students are also encouraged to organize social activities in the city center and meet outside of class time.
Comunità di Sant'Egidio
Students can volunteer alongside members of the Comunità di Sant'Egidio, one of the largest Catholic charity organizations in Rome. During the semester, students have the opportunity to help prepare and distribute food to Rome's homeless population. Read more about the community here.