Trinity College's Rome Campus, established in 1970, offers an outstanding educational opportunity in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, where glorious treasures and haunting ruins of several magnificent civilizations are stage to a vibrant, modern capital. Students enjoy a superb location, excellent teachers, a broad liberal arts curriculum, stimulating fieldwork in Rome, the city’s lively cosmopolitan culture, and faculty-led academic excursions to Venice, Florence, and Naples/Pompeii/Capri. Option: Sharp clusters in public affairs (economics, modern history, and politics) and in ancient culture and classics.
In a typical semester, the Rome Campus has approximately 60 participants, drawn from America’s finest colleges. Visiting students have been an essential part of the program since its inception in 1970, with visiting students comprising approximately 50 percent of each group. We welcome students from schools all over the United States. New friendships and personal growth develop through diversity on campus and the adventure of immersion in Rome.
An idyllic campus, wired to the world, in the heart of ancient Rome
Academic excursions to Venice, Florence, and Naples/Pompeii/Capri
Art across the Curriculum - Courses on art for a wide range of majors
Field seminars (political science, art history) with research in Rome
A rewarding internship program
Sharp clusters in Public Affairs (economics, modern history, and politics) and in Ancient Culture and Classics
An outstanding director with 28 years experience
Bright, motivated students from America’s finest colleges
Location: Trinity College’s Rome Campus is nestled among villas and gardens atop the Aventine, one of the seven hills of Ancient Rome, overlooking the Tiber River on one side and the Circus Maximus on the other. Sublime monuments, beautiful piazzas, bustling markets, and lively cosmopolitan neighborhoods —the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hil, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Trastevere, and Testaccio—are all within a short walking distance of the school. The Spanish Steps and the Pantheon, a slightly greater distance away, may also be reached on foot. Convenient public buses and the subway reach the main commercial district of Rome within a few minutes. The program provides bus and metro passes to every student for the semester.