Yarmouth Port Student at Assumption Studying Abroad

Attending Assumption College's Rome Campus...
Yarmouth Port's Cameron Donoghue in Orvieto, Italy. The Assumption College student is studying at the school's Rome campus this semester. (Courtesy photo)

WORCESTER, MA - Cameron Donoghue, of Yarmouth Port, is spending the fall semester abroad at Assumption College's Rome Campus where the city, and country of Italy, become a living classroom.

"Studying at the Assumption College Rome Campus allows students to immerse themselves in a different culture," said Eloise Knowlton, Ph.D., associate vice president for academic affairs and director of the study abroad program. "The curriculum in Rome enhances a classic liberal arts education through a focus on art history, history, the Italian language, literature, political science, and theology.Beyond their study lies the city itself in all its rich complexity and beauty. The books are connected to what lies outside the classroom as they experienceancient churches, landmarks, and other sites throughout the Rome and Italy"

Founded in 2013, Assumption College's Rome Campus provides students a distinctive opportunity to study in the historic city fall and spring semester, as well as a month-long summer program. Nationally-ranked as a top-ten best study abroad program in the U.S., students immerse themselves in the Roman culture, residing in an authentic Roman neighborhood, sharing family-style meals cooked by an authentic Italian chef, and exploring the city and some of history's, greatest landmarks. In addition to seeing the Roman sites, faculty conduct classes during weekend excursions to other Italian cities, such as Florence, Pisa, Sorrento, and Venice.

Learn more about Assumption College's Rome campus at www.assumption.edu/rome.

Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.

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