Rome Study Center

Accent's Rome

Our Neighborhood

Located in the heart of Rome’s historic center, Accent is in the Piazza dell’Orologio. Close to historic monuments and museums, it is an ideal starting point for walking to on-site lectures, as well as to local coffee and lunch spots where the shop owners quickly learn students’ names and favorite orders. 

The Study Center

Located within the 17th century Palazzo Bennicelli, our Study Center features restored original details and frescoed ceilings. Unique features include a teaching kitchen for cooking classes, demonstrations, and courses exploring Italy’s food history and culture, as well as ample space for studio-based courses in architecture, art, and design. 

Global Learning in Rome

Each year, our Rome team develops and supports more than 40 global education programs tailored for our partners such as the University of California Education Abroad Program, University of Southern California, Kenyon College, University of Minnesota, University of Colorado Boulder, Loyola Marymount University, and Texas A&M among many more. Accent works to create truly unique, substantive programs built for today’s driven and diverse students. Academic highlights include:

  • Civil engineering, geology, and other STEM disciplines 
  • Creative economies for students in business, communication and the art with a focus on Rome as a historical and modern creative capital 
  • Communication, media, and journalism with courses exploring investigative journalism, communication strategy for the Vatican, and media portrayals of the migrant crisis 
  • Architecture, design, and urban planning featuring workshops and studio courses with local architects, city planners, and architectural historians, as well as a wide network of architecture internships

Rome Highlights

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Center Director

Erin Nester

Rome Center Director

Erin is responsible for the management of the Study Center and Rome programs. She works with faculty and administrators to develop custom study programs that take full advantage of the learning opportunities offered by the city of Rome and its environs. After completing her undergraduate degree in foreign languages and literature, Erin served as a Peace Corps Education volunteer in the Republic of Georgia. The experience led her to obtain a master’s degree in international training and education from American University in Washington, D.C. Working with nonprofits and universities for over a decade, Erin has developed international study programs in numerous academic areas that pair experiential learning with a multidisciplinary approach for diverse student groups. In addition to her role in Rome, Erin manages policies and projects related to program operations across Europe. Meet the Rome team.

Center Information

Office Hours

Monday – Friday,
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.