The Gateway aims for its students to become active participants in Roman cultural and social life. For this reason, it has developed and supported a variety of initiatives over the years in collaboration with local partners as well as with the ND Alumni Club of Italy. While studying in Rome, undergraduate and graduate students have a number of opportunities to engage with the local community academically, professionally and socially through community based-learning activities and internships in prominent companies or institutions throughout the city. Partnerships with local institutions also facilitate collaborations in teaching and the organization of joint conferences, seminars and events.
Moreover, each year the Rome Global Gateway participates in well-known local events, such as Creative Mornings Rome and Open House Roma, opening their doors and making the university's mission known to the local community.