7 Reasons U of A Students Should Spend a Semester in Rome
The University of Arkansas Rome Center is just minutes from some of the most important architectural and cultural sites in the Western world.
More and more students are choosing to studying abroad at the University of Arkansas Rome Center. A record 107 students plan to spend part of the summer term studying at the center. However, interest is growing in spending a full semester at the Italian campus.
The Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange will host a Rome Center information session from 4-6 p.m. today in the Gearhart Hall Honors Lounge (GEAR 130).
The reasons to study in Rome are many, but here are seven favorites:
1. Credit for Coursework
The Rome Center semester program is the only semester-long study abroad program in which students earn direct U of A credit for their coursework.
2. Room with a View
Courses in the semester program are cross-listed and suitable for many majors.
3. Cultural Transition
Students at the Rome Center are supported by U of A faculty and staff, who help students transition to a new city, culture and language.
4. World-Class Examples
The courses offered at the Rome Center are tailored to the city, maximizing the advantages of living in a world-class city to expose students to new ideas and places.
5. In the Thick of Things
The Rome Center is housed in the historic Palazzo Taverna and is just minutes from the Vatican, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon.
6. Ancient Paths
Students live close to the school and trace the paths of ancient Romans and centuries of Christian pilgrims as they walk to class each day.
7. A Fount of Experience
The broad curriculum focuses on the life of the city itself, extending learning beyond the classroom.
Each academic year, the Chancellor's Commission on Women recognizes Extraordinary Women and Women's Advocates from the U of A community. Nine were chosen this year from more than 150 nominations.
The opening reception for the U of A Museum's community exhibition "Bring Your Own Artifact: Razorback Spirit" will be held at 6 p.m. today, April 12, via Zoom.
The nomination period for Staff Senate candidates ends at 5 p.m. today. Staff members may nominate themselves or any other non-faculty member of their division, or may nominate for an at-large vacancy.
Seniors Madeline Suellentrop and Jaclyn Walls earned national scholarships from Alpha Pi Mu, the industrial engineering honor society, which provides only five scholarships nationally each year.
Raj Rao, professor and department head of biomedical engineering at the U of A, has been elected president of Institute for Biological Engineering.