Your knowledge plus our experience on the ground = your Rome program!

Fully Customised

We have decades of experience in custom made study abroad programs.

Carefully Planned

We deal with reservations, housing, schedules, so that you can make the most of your time in Italy.

Flexible & Fun

Our team will support you 24/7. Should anything happen, do not worry. We have you covered.

Helping you Set up a Rome Program

So, you would love to teach the course of your dreams in the historic center of Rome….but you are overwhelmed by the many logistical aspects of leading a group of students abroad. We at the Borromini Institute have got your back. We’ll work with our trusted housing providers to find apartments for students and faculty, provide reliable student services and support, coordinate program excursions outside of Rome, and manage all manner of site bookings so that you can spend your time focusing on precisely what you came to do: teach. Not to mention that we’ve got expert faculty members of our own happy to work with you on course and program planning, and modern, multimedia classroom facilities available for your short or long term custom designed program.

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 u003cbru003ePaige attendend the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2016 Program

How to Join Borromini Institute Programs

Looking for hands-on learning opportunities for your students in Italy?

Our Programs May Be Right for Your Students


Your students can enroll in our semester, summer or short programs focused on sustainability at any point in their studies and regardless of your discipline but all connected by the thread of climate.

They will live in Rome, engage in local and international communities, learn by doing in their daily life and organized travel included in all of our programs.

Some of Our Partners

  • University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Chatam University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • New York University
  • New Mexico State University
  • Edgewood College
  • State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY)
  • University of New Haven
  • Vantan Design Institute – Japan
  • University of Redlands
  • Auburn University
  • University Of Maryland
  • Cornell University
  • Osaka University

Thinking of Joining Us?

If you are not afraid to explore, and care about sustainibility, the Borromini Institute is the place for you!

Many programs have hidden costs: not us!

Program fees usually include:

  • All instructional and support fees, which include course readings
  • Co-curricular experiential activities and practicums, such as tastings, cooking sessions, meetings with specialists and experts, and service learning opportunities
  • Overnight field studies outside of Rome (accommodations, most meals, and transportation)
  • Fees for the onsite academic internship
  • Italian language courses
  • Housing
  • Student Services

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 u0022Laureau0022 in Architecture from u0022Sapienzau0022 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.u003cbru003eTom holds teaching positions at various institutions, including Università di Roma u0022La Sapienzau0022 (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.u003cbru003eLindsay works in our offices in Rome on program development and administration.

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