The Eternal City

Ciao! I am Grace Garland, a Marketing major from Chicago and am spending the fall semester of my senior year in Rome at the American University of Rome.

Rome is often called the “Eternal City” for a reason. It’s a city where history is woven into the very fabric of daily life. As a student studying abroad in Rome, you have the opportunity to explore ancient landmarks like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Pantheon. You’ll learn about the rise and fall of empires and walk in the footsteps of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, and countless other historical figures. 

Rome is not just about ancient history; it’s also a vibrant center for art and culture. The city is a living museum, with breathtaking artwork by masters like Michelangelo, Raphael, and Caravaggio adorning churches and museums. You can immerse yourself in the world of opera at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, attend classical concerts at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, or explore contemporary art galleries.  

Studying abroad in Rome is a transformative experience that combines academics, cultural immersion, and adventure. It’s a journey of self-discovery, as you learn about the world and yourself. Whether you’re exploring the Colosseum, savoring authentic pasta, or making lifelong friends from around the globe, your time in Rome will be etched into your memory forever. So, if you have the chance, seize the opportunity to study abroad in the eternal city, and let Rome change your life in ways you could never have imagined. 

Every corner truly reveals layers of art and culture, from the masterpieces of the Vatican Museums to the captivating fountains designed by Bernini. In Rome, history and modern life intertwine, creating a city that feels both timeless and ever-evolving, a place where the past and present coexist in harmony. 

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