Throughout the academic year and summer the Rome Global Gateway hosts a number of top-tier study and research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty. Depending on academic program, and in conjunction with Notre Dame faculty-taught courses at the Gateway, students may take classes at partnering universities in Rome with Italian and international students alike.
During their stay in Rome, students are given the opportunity to expand their cultural and linguistic competencies, network with members of the community, support personal growth and spiritual development, and engage with the city in a meaningful way.
The Rome Global Gateway coordinates a variety of excursions and activities, including guided trips to Orvieto, cooking classes with local chefs, wine tastings at Roman enoteche, concerts at the Parco della Musica, walking tours of Rome’s world-renowned culinary establishments, a night at the Teatro della Opera, ceramics classes with local artisans, AS Roma soccer games and more.
The “Language Mixers” are designed to facilitate conversational exchange between Notre Dame and local university students. Through informal meetings with native speakers, students will improve their Italian while gaining an “insider’s” perspective of the city in a fun and relaxed environment free from tutors, lectures or exams.
In collaboration with Notre Dame’s Campus Ministry, the Rome Global Gateway supports a variety of student-led, faith-based initiatives, including bi-annual pilgrimages to Assisi, mass at the Gateway and in churches throughout the city, guided tours of the Vatican excavations, lunches at the Pontifical North American College, Easter celebrations, Papal audiences, and “Dinner with a Deacon” - the opportunity to share food and fellowship with seminarians who are studying Rome.