Making Rome your Hometown
A Day in the life of a University of Mary Rome Campus student
Wake up and get ready for a great day.
You walk downstairs to the common dining room to enjoy a simple Italian breakfast of bread, jam, and a delicious cappuccino.
Today in class, you learn about the decay and fall of the late Roman Empire. You pay close attention, because tomorrow your class will visit the Roman Forum, where you will come face-to-face with what you have just encountered in the classroom.
At 1:00 p.m., class is dismissed!
The class moves to our private dining room to enjoy an authentic Italian meal: pasta alla norcina, roasted chicken and rosemary potatoes, and fresh fruit and gelato for dessert.
An afternoon trip with friends
With your snacks and backpacks in hand, you and some friends hop on the 8 Tram that runs from the Via del Casaletto into the city center. On the tram, you overhear a conversation between a mother and a little boy and you understand more Italian than you expected!
Taking in the sights and sounds
You and your friends are hunting down a famous painting, The Vocation of St. Matthew by Caravaggio, for your Art History course. With maps in hand, you walk your way from Largo Argentina to San Luigi dei Francesi where the painting can be found. On your way there, you take a drink at one of the many small fountains that run throughout the city of Rome, still working through the ingenuity of the ancient Roman aqueducts. After taking notes for your paper on the painting, you and your friends settle onto the steps of a church in a nearby piazza to do a bit of reading for class the next day.
Making new friends
On the walk back to the Tram, you and your friends run into a group of American students from another university. They tell you that last weekend they took the train to Milan and saw the Duomo and Da Vinci's The Last Supper and that you simply canít miss it. They give you information about which train they took, as well as the hostel where they spent the night while they were there.
Enjoying the evening
You hop on the tram and head back to the neighborhood of the Rome campus. Before returning home you notice a few of your classmates enjoying gelato at a local shop and join them. After a long day, you fall exhausted into bed, wondering what surprises the next day will hold!