The curriculum for the Rome International Scholars Program is made up of five courses including an independent research project, one elective course at Italian and Pontifical universities, the “All Roads Lead to Rome” course, an internship and an Italian, Latin or Greek language course. Students live with Italian host families and are eligible for Summer funding.
Previous participants tell us more about their experience:
- "During my internship, I was able to be a small part of the United States' foreign relations, and it gave me an invaluable understanding of how the U.S. promotes its interests abroad. Rome is a great place to work in foreign relations!" - Katie Galioto, Political Science Major, Rome International Scholar 2017, Internship at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Agency in Rome.
- "As a conclusion to my internship project, I had the extraordinary opportunity to give a presentation at a CMS week at CERN, Geneva. It was so cool to be there in person, to see with my own eyes the largest particle physics laboratory in the world and fully experience the sheer magnitude of CERN" - Sang Woo Kim, Physics Major, Rome International Scholar 2018, Internship at Physics Department of La Sapienza University.
- "Without a sliver of hesitation I will say that the host family dynamic has not only expedited my Italian language acquisition faster than ever imagined, but has also pushed me to better understand my own country and also the beliefs that I carry from it into a more global context. The Rome International Scholars Program is more than I could have ever bargained for; it is becoming a crucial part of the integral development of mind, body, and soul, which Notre Dame has fostered in me." - Hibram Sanchez, College of Arts and Letters, Rome International Scholar 2019.