• SCIENCE: Offers hard to find courses
• HEART OF HISTORY: School in heart of Rome
• INTERNSHIPS: Get practical experience for credit
What makes this Athena?
• SIZE: Personalized instruction in large city
• INSTRUCTORS: More than just teachers
• COURSES: Unique offerings
LdM-Rome is a great blend of big city, small school and cultural
immersion. The mission of this school is to give students quality academic experiences that will open their minds to new ways of thinking through their exposure to the city.
Founded in 1973 in Florence, LdM has long been recognized as a top academic institution in Italy. In the mid 2000s, LdM expanded its locations, and with that, the Rome campus was born.
The program is enhanced with extra-curricular activities around the city of Rome.
Courses have the following % breakdown:
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Barbara was born in and lives in Rome. She has a BA in Languages and Translation, with majors in English and Spanish. She has lived in New York City, and she feels this experience helps her relate with the students, who are experiencing a new culture just as she did.
If you’re studying sciences, you don’t have to stay home anymore! Our Rome campus has cutting edge math and science labs nestled above the old Roman streets.
Get the most out of Rome with Athena’s cultural activities! From the time you arrive and have a welcome lunch, to your farewell dinner, you will have every opportunity to sink your teeth into everything Rome offers. Here’s an example of activities throughout your semester:
• Traditional Italian folk dancing
• Tour of famous film studios
• Wine Tasting
• Musical events
• Lake Bracciano and the Odescalchi Castle
• Italian movie night
• Abruzzo National Park
• The program package includes housing in double-occupancy rooms in a shared apartment; single rooms and homestay options are available upon request for an additional fee (limited availability and cannot be guaranteed).
• Apartments are fully furnished & equipped, complete with a living area, 2 to 3 bedrooms, bathroom & kitchen. On average there is 1 bathroom for every 4 students.
• All of the apartments are easily accessible to the Metropolitana and other local public transportation. Apartments are no more than 15-30 minutes via walking or public transportation from the school.
Yes! If you are looking for independent travel, there will be open weekends/personal time that allow for travel.
Rome is centrally located in Italy, so you have easy access to other Italian destinations. Plus, it is a major European hub that opens up the travel doors to other non-Italian destinations as well.
A typical program will have anywhere from 8-30 students on the program. This makes for an incredibly personal and high-quality study abroad experience, things we at Athena pride ourselves on.
Delicious and fresh! You can expect many traditional Italian dishes available like pastas and pizzas. Plus, being in Rome, which is Italy’s largest city, you have access to many diverse restaurants.
Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Rome an 8 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!
Yes! You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate. This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.
We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency. The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.
Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!SEE THE BLOGS
I got to experience all the art I have studied for years...Everyday I was going
somewhere new and doing something new.
University of California, Riverside
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Have you ever been amazed, inspired and awed by something so much you thought your head might explode? It’s sort of like that. Yes, Rome has the history. The Colosseum, the Forum, the Vatican. But it’s not a museum, it’s living. The bustling city embraces these large monuments of history, and doesn’t tear them down. It’s everyday life in Rome to live amongst the history most can only read about in books.
While you wander through the open-air markets and outdoor cafés of the city’s wealth of piazzas, it becomes evident that Rome continues to make history, and you have the privilege to be part of it! Study abroad in Rome and you will observe, and become part of, its colorful mosaic of people, cultures, and nations.
You don’t even have to leave the city to start checking off that bucket list … St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel… Oh, and of course gelato.