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Pathways to Rome

The Rome Global Gateway Initiative on Migration promotes the teaching, undergraduate and graduate research, internships and experiential learning, public lectures and partnerships around the phenomenon of contemporary human migration to and through Italy.


Community-based learning classes: beginning Fall 2020, one offered each semester on the topic of migration. A form of experiential education that integrates community engagement with instruction and reflection, the course allows students to engage with the topic through independent research, interactions with experts in the field, and personal experiences as active members of a local organization. The course is a requirement for programs in Rome.

All Roads Lead to Rome: classes on contemporary Rome include focus on migration issues. About one-third of students in undergraduate courses are involved in direct service with local organizations supporting refugees and migrants.


The Rome Global Gateway Initiative on Migration offers resources and support for Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students, post-graduate individuals as well as faculty who pursue research on migration and Rome.


American Academy Social Sciences Resident Fellow 2016-17, with the support of the RGG. Acknowledgments in Tra la Guerra e il mare. Democrazia migrante e crimini di pace, Manifestolibri 2017.

Local partners

Community of Sant’Egidio

Joel Nafuma Refugee Center

Suore della Carità dell'Assunzione

Centro Astalli

Casa Scalabrini 634

Centro Studi Emigrazione Roma (CSER)



  • 1969 The Rome Studies Program is established by architect Frank Montana
  • 2007 The Hesburgh Library began cataloging the library collection as part of the University architecture library
  • 2010 Notre Dame purchases a building on Via Ostilia and begins renovations
  • 2017 Students move into the Villa on the Celio, a new student residence owned by Notre Dame
  • 2019 Architecture alumni and friends will gather in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rome Studies Program
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