Studying international affairs in the Eternal City comes with many advantages. It’s a thriving hub of international activity, it boasts a fascinating cultural and political history, and it’s the capital of both Italy and of the Roman Catholic Church – making it a truly unique setting for international affairs students to complete their studies.
Students of international affairs can also apply for internships at many top UN organizations and NGOs, several of which have their head offices in Rome. But deepening your knowledge of international affairs isn’t just about what you learn during your internships or in the classroom. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn during your downtime, as you relax with friends and visit unique local sites.
Here’s a look at some of the diplomatic landmarks you could see while you study in Rome.
Take a Picture by the Altare della Patria while you Study Abroad in Italy
When it comes to beautiful photo ops, there is no shortage of sites in Rome. But, if you’d like to see one of Rome’s enduring and iconic monuments, you might want to consider visiting the Altare della Patria. This “Altar of the Fatherland” is the biggest national monument in the entire country – and with good reason. It commemorates the Risorgimento, a pivotal moment in Italy’s history when Italy once again united under the leadership of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy.
Students can pose for a photo in front of the Altare della Patria, as well as peek into the small Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, which contains an informative exhibit on Italy’s unification.
The Altare della Patria also commemorates Italy’s fallen with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is located under the statue of the goddess Roma, who holds an eternal flame.
Explore the Curia Julia While You Live and Study in Rome
Whether you’re interested in history, diplomacy, or simply want to visit some of Italy’s most fascinating sites, you’ll definitely want to see the Curia Julia while you study abroad in Italy. Located in the popular Roman Forum, the Curia is the ancient senate house where Rome’s senators convened to discuss matters of public policy, state finances, and foreign policy.
As you explore the Roman Forum, the Curia should be easy to spot. It’s one of the few complete structures that still remains standing many centuries later.
Visit Embassies While You Study International Affairs in Italy
If you study international affairs in Italy or simply want to enjoy a warm afternoon walk, strolling by the many beautiful embassies located in Rome might be the perfect way to spend an afternoon. In fact, the American Embassy in Italy is located just a short ten minute walk away from the gorgeous Villa Borghese gardens and public park. Other nearby embassies include the Embassy of Japan, the Indonesian Embassy, and the British Embassy.
Have you considered English speaking universities in Italy?
Visit our website to discover how JCU combines excellent academics with an unforgettable study abroad experience.