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So what sets the Pantheon Institute apart from the rest?

Well part of the answer lies in the rhythm that courses through every street of the city; it can be found in the underlying pulse that flows through the traffic and buzzes around monuments and museums, filling tourists with awe and artists with inspiration. What sets the Pantheon Institute apart is the magnificence of Rome itself – a city of vibrant energy and timeless beauty, a curious place where the remnants of ancient empires coexist with neo-classical architecture, trattorias and coffee shops. When you study at the Pantheon Institute you’ll be given the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique heritage and culture that mingle together to tell the spectacular story of Rome.

Secondly, our location is unprecedented. The Pantheon Institute is located between the two most revered piazzas in all of Rome – Piazza della  Rotunda (Pantheon) and Piazza Navona. Outside your doorstep you will find the magnificent Roman temple from which the Institute derives its name, as well as nearby Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, Campo dei Fiori and more. All just a few minutes walk from St. Peter’s Cathedral or the Colosseum. Studying at the Pantheon places you directly at the city’s core, the perfect spot from which to begin all your adventures. Here you’ll have the opportunity to sample the best of Rome every day.

At the Pantheon Institute, we recognize the innate appeal of the city that has been aptly dubbed the capital of the world. Boasting a history that’s almost three thousand years old, Rome has much to offer. The architecture is a magnificent blend of Ancient Roman buildings and later Renaissance and Baroque designs. The Art and sculpture are a thing of legend. Vatican City contributes its own mystical appeal, the cuisine is celebrated the world over, and the Romani people make for a fascinating case study. Add to that the countless theatres, operas, street festivals, stores, monuments, shops, caffés, historical landmarks, fountains, restaurants, and wineries that pepper the streets, and you’ll see why Rome’s natural offerings are rich. At the Institute, we want to give you the chance to see, smell, taste, and experience the city in addition to reading about it in your textbooks. At the Pantheon Institute the historic center of Rome is your campus.

Because of our passion for “la Città Eterna” the Pantheon Institute offers courses that adopt a very Rome-centric approach. On-site learning occurs frequently and professors use the city’s abundant resources whenever possible. Imagine art history classes where you’ll spend extensive time studying the monuments scattered throughout the city, or wandering through the Sistine Chapel admiring Michelangelo’s exquisite work. In history classes you’ll have the opportunity to see the ancient remains of empires you’ve only read about, and writing courses will draw from the city’s rich literary canon for inspiration. Artists will be delighted to have the lush scenic beauty of southern Italy at their fingertips, and you’ll undoubtedly be encouraged to take your Italian language skills out on the town with new-found Roman friends.

Rome is a city of boundless energy, with a history and a heritage that continue to breathe life into the vibrant Rome of today. At the Pantheon Institute, we harness that energy and bring it into the classroom. Or rather, we bring the classroom to Rome.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies 01/10/2019 04/26/2019
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.