Transition to College is a very important moment in your life and the years you will spend at university will change you in so many different ways. College is about getting an education but it is also much more than that. It is about creating lifelong bonds, challenging your thoughts and beliefs, finding your passions, what makes your heart sing. College is also about belonging. It is an experience you will never forget and that you will carry with you wherever you go and whatever you do.

The First Year Program is designed to encourage you to become active participants in The American University of Rome community and help ensure your successful college experience. You will develop the fundamental skills of writing, information literacy, IT, communication and oral presentations, and put them into practice through the exploration of various cultural and multicultural themes.

You will also be encouraged to work on your personal development thanks to experts who will come to class. You will participate to social events on and off campus as part of the Program.

You will take onsite classes (including a cooking class), meet upper class students, staff and faculty members who will work with you to make you feel an integral part of our community.

And last but not least, you will be supported by a great team of Peer Mentors. They will have a lot of tips for you about AUR and about Rome. They will be a great asset for you and will surely contribute to make this experience a wonderful one!