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Our Ambassadors Program

Our Ambassadors program offers a chance for alumni to remain engaged in the international education network. By joining this program, alumni can contribute to the learning journey of future students who are interested in studying abroad at the Borromini Institute (BI) in Italy. The program offers various levels of involvement, including connecting with prospective students via email or phone, delivering presentations during orientations or study abroad fairs, participating in marketing teams for upcoming events, and more.

The purpose of the Ambassadors program is to enable alumni to share their valuable experiences with students who have a keen interest in international education.


My time in Rome this past summer was eye opening, inspiring and enriching. Every day I learned something new about food, sustainability, media and culture. I learned a lot about myself and the different ways that I take on challenges in the classroom and out in the streets of a busy city. I would recommend this study abroad trip to anyone, no matter what your major is you will find something extremely fascinating about this experience that I would do all over again if I could.
Paige, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Paige attendend the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2016 Program

Meet the Borromini Institute Team

Tom Rankin

Borromini Institute Director

Tom Rankin completed his Master’s degree in Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to that, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Princeton University and a “Laurea” in Architecture from La Sapienza University of Rome. Since 1991, he has been residing in Rome, where he is actively involved in design research, practice, and teaching. His focus lies in studying the historical and emerging aspects of the city and landscape as a foundation for sustainable urbanism and architecture. Tom holds teaching positions at various institutions, including Università di Roma La Sapienza (School of Engineering), the California Polytechnic Rome Program in Architecture, and the Iowa State Rome Program. He is also one of the founding members of ISAR, a non-profit organization dedicated to Architecture, Art, and Archaeology in Rome. Additionally, he has previously served as the Director of the association Tevereterno Onlus. Beyond his academic and organizational involvements, Tom has authored the book Rome Works: An Architect Explores the World’s Most Sustainable City. He has also contributed numerous articles on sustainable urbanism and regularly presents at conferences in the field.

Lindsay Maldari

Program Coordinator

Lindsay Maldari came to Rome to earn her Master’s in Art History with John Cabot University. Rome continues to inspire Lindsay’s life and work on 20th century public monuments, and it is with great pleasure that she now shares her love of the city as a Program Coordinator at the Borromini Institute. Lindsay works in our offices in Rome on program development and administration.

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