Activities and Opportunities
The Student Life Office is the heart of your student life at The American University of Rome! They strive to complement the academic mission of the University by providing and supporting opportunities for learning through extra-curricular activities. The activities and facilities that AUR offers to strive to promote students' personal growth, leadership development, social responsibility, multicultural competence and intellectual inquiry. The staff is committed to providing you with superb service in an engaging environment to entice your participation in formal and informal activities.
The Student Life Office is also your resource center for... anything! You can use this office as a source of general information, advice and guidance. The office assists with non-academic issues, encourages student participation in Italian culture and daily life and supports student social life both on and off campus. They also arrange the travel plans for field trips and events in conjunction with the academic departments.
The Student Life Office plays an active role in bringing a wide variety of events and activities to students and hope they will take advantage of all AUR has to offer.
FIELD TRIPS AND ACTIVITIES:
• Tuscan Weekend
• Pompeii Weekend
• AUR Cooking Lessons
• AUR Zumba
• AUR Yoga
• AUR Wolves Soccer
• AUR She-Wolves Soccer
• AUR Runs Rome
• AUR Community Service
• Student Government
• Business Club
• Communication Club
• Culture Club
• International Relations Club
• Italian Studies Club
• Veterans Club
Single or Double Bedroom in a Student Apartment
*Housing is not included in the Program cost.
Students electing university-facilitated housing are placed in furnished apartments in areas surrounding the university campus. The apartments are located in traditional, well established neighborhoods. This housing is well suited for students looking for a "full immersion" cultural experience. While apartments are standardized in terms of basic amenities, they can vary greatly in terms of both proximity to the university and aesthetics. Students must understand that university housing is Italian by nature in every way, including but not limited to its structure, surroundings, utilities and utility providers, furnishings, building maintenance, construction and repairs, neighbors and common rules of good neighbor etiquette.
There is generally only one (or a small number of) student apartment unit(s) per building and neighboring residents are typical Italian families who own their apartments.
Most apartments have 2-3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Bedrooms are typically double-occupancy. Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, bed linens and towels, closet/clothing storage space, typical basic Italian cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs and furnished sitting area.
• All apartments are same-sex, non-smoking environments.
• Apartments are located in areas of Rome convenient to the university campus..
• All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the university. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 15 and 35 minutes.
• Variances in transit times largely depend on bus frequency and local traffic. Many apartments are directly accessible by one direct bus line, while others require a change. Some apartments are located within walking distance of the university. Detailed travel instructions to/from the university and an initial supply of public transportation tickets will be provided upon arrival.
"I gained an experience that will live with me forever; it was amazing. I learned to live on my own, be responsible, and have a good time as well. It also taught me how to travel with Eurostar trains all over Italy."
- Patrizia Musetti
"Amazing memories were gained from this once in a lifetime experience! I would definitely recommend this program to other students."
- Bonnie Puntasecca