5 Clubs and Activities That You Can Join When You Study Abroad in Rome

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When you study abroad in Rome, the Eternal City becomes your classroom. Whether practicing your Italian by ordering an espresso at your favorite café, or glimpsing the Colosseum during a morning walk, you’ll always be learning something new.

That learning and growth is part of what makes studying abroad so rewarding. Of course, strolling through Rome isn’t the only way that you can learn outside of the classroom! At JCU, there are many different clubs that you can join and activities that you can participate in. Whether you want to explore your interests, expand your network, or help promote positive and lasting change, there’s a world of opportunity that awaits.

Here are just some of the clubs you could consider joining and activities you could try during your time in Rome.

1. Sign Up for JCU Activities to Learn More About Italy and Italian Culture

Wine tasting in Montalcino, sailing at Lake Bracciano, biking along the Appian Way—there are many ways to learn more about Italy and Italian culture. To help study abroad students tap into these possibilities, JCU offers activities and trips that students can sign up for. These could include a weekend trip to Sapri, a day at the opera, or a cooking class that lets you try your hand at making pasta with fresh tomato sauce. These activities are all about discovering Italy through a hands-on approach, helping you truly get the most out of your study abroad experience.

From tiramisu to a variety of fresh pasta dishes, JCU’s cooking classes help students learn more about Italian cuisine!

From tiramisu to a variety of fresh pasta dishes, JCU’s cooking classes help students learn more about Italian cuisine

2. Art History Lovers May Want to Join the Art History Society

It’s no secret that Rome is an art history lover’s dream come true. Living just a short walk or bus ride away from the Pantheon, Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, and many other timeless works of art and historical sites offers a breathtaking array of possibility. On-site classes let you see and study many of Rome’s greatest treasures in person. However, if you want to gain even more from your study abroad experience, there are plenty of additional opportunities you can enjoy, including the Art History Society. With a mission to experience Rome’s art through gallery visits, museum trips, lectures, and more, the Art History Society lets you pursue your passion as far as you want to take it!

The Pantheon is less than a 20-minute walk away from JCU’s Tiber campus!

The Pantheon is less than a 20-minute walk away from JCU’s Tiber campus

3. Join the Multicultural Club to Celebrate JCU’s Diverse Student Body

At JCU, our student body comes from all over the world. In fact, over 70 different countries are represented within our student population. That means that multiculturalism is at the heart of our American university in Italy. The Multicultural Club plays an important role in celebrating that diversity. If you want to help promote intercultural communication and foster greater understanding, you might truly enjoy joining the Multicultural Club at JCU.

4. JCU’s Business Club Is an Excellent Option for Ambitious Study Abroad Students

Studying abroad and meeting students from all over the world is an excellent way to expand your network. The Business Club offers a platform for ambitious students to do just that. It’s a club that allows you to connect with other students who are passionate about business, as well as connect with alumni, faculty, and leading companies in the area. Joining the Business Club is also an opportunity to learn more about the field. Guest speakers and trips to innovative companies are a part of the experience, making it a perfect fit for students who want to keep learning about business outside of the classroom.

5. Consider Grassroots and Other Initiatives that Aim to Make a Difference

If you’re a passionate activist looking to make a difference, there’s a lot you can do when studying abroad in Rome. By joining our Grassroots club, for example, you can promote environmentalism and sustainability, helping to implement green practices, volunteering with local initiatives, and more.

Of course, there are many other initiatives that you can join during your studies. Whether you want to help end hunger through the Universities Fighting World Hunger initiative, or advocate for women through the Women’s Leadership Initiative, there’s a lot that you can do to help pave the way to a brighter future for all.

Want to learn more about what you can do when you choose to study abroad in Rome?

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