Jacksonville University-Rome City Institute partnership pairs cultural experiences with academic excellence

May 30, 2024

From the River City to the historic streets of the Eternal City, Jacksonville University is proud to announce a new global partnership with the esteemed Rome City Institute. This partnership unlocks unprecedented academic and athletic opportunities for students on both sides of the Atlantic, beginning in the Fall of 2024.

This innovative collaboration provides educational avenues for students to engage in academic pursuits while participating in international athletic competition and training. The partnership paves the way for students to pursue an educational journey that combines a rich cultural experience of studying in Italy, elite athletic training, and the academic rigor and prestige of Jacksonville University.

"By partnering with Rome City Institute, we are providing our students with exceptional educational experiences that combine cultural immersion, academic excellence, and international athletic training,” said Scott Bacon, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Jacksonville University. “This comprehensive approach ensures students are equipped with the skills needed to excel globally."

Through this partnership, students will have unparalleled access to a diverse range of academic experiences, faculty expertise, and resources from both institutions, enhancing learning opportunities and preparing students for success. Students will become global citizens equipped with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to thrive in today's interconnected world.

The partnership between Rome City Institute and Jacksonville University underscores the institutions' shared dedication to academic excellence, innovation, and international collaboration. Together, the educational institutions are paving the way for a brighter future for students.

"This partnership marks a significant milestone in our dedication to offer our students unparalleled global opportunities and transformative experiences,” said Stefano Radio, President of Rome City Institute. “Together, we will establish a new standard for integrating high-level athletics with academic excellence, ensuring our student-athletes have unrivaled paths for both personal and professional growth."

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