Jim O’Toole, a sophomore from Verona, is spending the spring semester studying abroad at the University of Dallas‘ 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome.
Since 1970, University of Dallas students have had the opportunity – usually in their sophomore years – to spend a semester in The Eternal City studying, traveling and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization. In addition to taking study trips to locations like the Roman Coliseum and the Vatican, students also travel throughout Italy on professor-led tours. A highlight of the semester is a 10-day study tour of Greece where students perform plays in ancient amphitheaters and read about Socrates on the sites where he once philosophized.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) recently ranked the University of Dallas fifth nationally among master’s institutions–and first in Texas–for the percentage of undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs for academic credit.
The University of Dallas is a Catholic, co-educational university with students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs through the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and the School of Ministry. The University of Dallas has its main campus in Irving, Texas, an international campus near Rome, Italy, and a learning center in Frisco, Texas.