Buona Domenica Manhattan College!
Greetings from the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) Program Spring 2019 in Rome!
We are a group of six Jaspers (five students and one faculty member) and students and faculty from Lewis University in Chicago, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and Universidad La Salle Neza in Mexico. Our program coordinator is Dr. Dominic Colonna of Lewis University and our mentor and assistant resident director is Brother Stephen Markham, FSC.
Roma, the Eternal City, is our classroom and our home is the Christian Brothers Generalate, a most welcoming and peaceful place that houses the relics of Saint John Baptist de La Salle. We are excited to study art history, literature, Italian, Christian faith and the arts, present Italy, the European Union, and international economics in one of the most elegant and fascinating places in the world. We also participate in Lasallian Community and Social Action assemblies and travel on a weekly basis.
We have just completed our first week of classes, and some of us have been visiting Florence this weekend. Expect some great stories and photos from the captivating birthplace of Italian Renaissance, soon. In the near future we will have educational and service excursions to Napoli and Scampia, Assisi, and Milan.
So stay tuned and follow us!
Warm regards from all of us,
Jessica Solan ’21, Rachel Runge ’21, Molly McGough ‘20, Bianca Salazar ‘20, Aidan Gormley ‘21, and Natalia Boliari, Economics and Finance Department, O’Malley School of Business