Eternal City Education is an organization comprised of Rome based professionals who have successfully combined their experiences in the Roman tourism industry with academia. ECE provide educational study abroad programs in Italy to aid in the study of Western Civilization, art, cuisine, language, culture and history.
ECE's objective is to provide programs that give students a truly special study abroad experience. Based in Rome, their programs emphasise the history of western civilization and the classical tradition, and it is in this respect that ECE believe Rome offers students the most complete setting for such a learning experience. In Rome one can enjoy a complete immersion into the study of the foundation, the struggle and the imagination of western civilization.
ECE's goal is to provide students with the perspective and the skills necessary for them to relate the past to the present, in a sense ECE want students to study the village of ancient Rome to the global village of today. There is no better way to achieve this than by being taught, with the highest degree of passion and commitment, in the very place where men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin once journeyed, and where they sought and found the inspiration that would make their dreams a reality.
Through a demanding curriculum, with an emphasis on the reading of primary sources, along with a series of on-site activities, ECE not only provide tools for future study, but they intend to cement a desire for permanent knowledge along with an on-going desire to expand that knowledge, to be learned in the most inspiring and directly relatable setting possible. We provide more than a brief highlight on any collegial or professional resume: we work with our students to provide a life changing experience.
ECE study programs are available for both adults and youth and include on-site lectures throughout Italy, visits to up to 25 cities such as Venice, Florence, Pompei, Milan, etc, language instruction in Italian, Latin and some Greek, art lectures and even cooking lessons on Mediterranean techniques and cuisine. The staff of ECE are world renowned lecturers and leaders in their field, many of whom are professors at the Pontifical Universities in Rome who offer a wealth of experience and perspective to students. To learn more about the courses that Eternal City Education offer, please visit their website:
Eternal City Tours is a sister company of Eternal City Education and exists in order to fund scholarships to Eternal City Education on a non-profit basis. We are passionate about Catholic Education for the benefit of all.