Sunday, June 16, 2013

College Town Italy

I graduated college today. It was such a surreal experience, and to celebrate my family went to an Italian restaurant on Taylor Street. One part of the commencement I found interesting was that academic disciplines have their own colors and symbols, relevant around the world in accredited institutions of higher education. It was exciting to think that communication students in Italy may be processing in to their ceremonies with crimson tassels or robes. 

Study abroad taught me somewhat about university in Italy. Like Chicago, Rome is a giant college town, with public and private Italian universities, as well as American study abroad campuses. The following are some universities in the Eternal City:

  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Roma Tre University
  • Foro Italico University of Rome
  • Universita degli Studi Internazionali di Roma
  • ISIA 
  • Biomedical University of Rome
  • The American University of Rome
  • John Cabot University
Sapienza University of Rome
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Many American universities utilize AUR or John Cabot for study abroad, have their own campuses (such as Loyola University and University of Dallas) or they utilize Italiadea language academy like my school! 

In terms of Italian-run universities, there are government run institutions in every part of the country. Each major city usually has a flagship institution, in addition to privately run or province run institutions. 

If you are an American interested in studying in Italy, it is always important to do thorough research and make sure credits and degrees align with U.S. education and paperwork for student and work visas. An international education is always something to consider in a global village! 

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