Nestled in the heart of the Eternal City, the Rome Global Gateway offers students and faculty a veritable feast of art, architecture, history, and religion, all just steps from its iconic location.

If tradition is at the heart of Notre Dame, there is no better place to understand it than Rome. While the city is dotted with ancient ruins, Biblical sites, and Renaissance works, so too does it contain renown universities, libraries, and archives which can be critical to progress, scholarship, and understanding.

For guests at the Rome Global Gateway, library partnerships, internship opportunities, and community service events await. Lectures and colloquia on topics ranging from migration, to nonlinear analysis, to relationships between the Qur’an and the Bible are attended by scholars from around the world. And the growing list of researchers and visitors at the Via Ostilia facility prove that perhaps all roads do indeed lead to Rome.

From Brazil to Rome: A student’s experience with the new study away locally program

“I am really excited about living in Rome and having the chance to attend Notre Dame from abroad." ND student participates in the study away locally program at the Rome Global Gateway.

How the Rome Global Gateway responded to the COVID-19 crisis

The RGG was the first study abroad program at the University of Notre Dame to witness and respond to what has since evolved into a global pandemic.

The Advocate: Amid quarantine, Notre Dame undergrad aids Italian healthcare workers

Paolo Mazzara ’23 is playing a role in securing personal protective equipment for Italian healthcare workers by breaking down the language barrier with the World Health Organization.

32 local partners with ongoing collaborations and projects

898 international participants in conferences and events in 2017

1,200 hours of Community Based Learning each year

350 graduate and undergraduate students coming to study abroad in Rome each academic year