Dr. Livingston Visits Students in Rome

This week, Dr. David Livingston, Lewis University President, visited the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) students studying in Rome. Livingston also met with the Lewis University students in their classroom and joined them for lunch.

He was attending a meeting of the International Association of Lasallian Universities (IALU) in the Eternal City. The IALU meeting included onsite and virtual attendees from the 64 Lasallian Colleges and Universities around the globe, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

“I enjoyed meeting the president. It showed how much he cares about us, and we were able to ask him questions about the LUCE program,” said Adeline Tassone, Psychology major.

Lewis University Student Priscilla Najera and Dr. David Livingston, President of Lewis University.

“Dr. Livingston said that he would like to see more students studying in Rome. He talked about LUCE possibly inviting other international students, such as those from France, Mexico, the Philippines, and other places as well. It will be interesting to see how the program looks in the future,” added Priscilla Najera, Forensic Criminal Investigation major.

Livingston talked to the students about his experiences as a professor leading study abroad programs, and he asked the students about their experiences in Rome.

“Studying abroad is a different way of learning. For example, visiting the Sistine Chapel and other places is different than viewing a PowerPoint in class or reading about it in a book,” stated Priscilla.

Adeline agreed. “It is easy getting around Rome using public transportation. We’ve gone to different sites for class each week. I never get tired of walking past the Trevi Fountain or the Colosseum.”

President Livingston concluded by commenting on how transformative programs like this one can be for the students.

For more information on Studying Abroad contact Chris Swanson swansoch@lewisu.edu.

About Dennis H. Cremin

Dr. Dennis H. Cremin is a history professor at Lewis University. The Director of the Lewis University History Center is also leading the 2022 Spring Lewis University Rome Program at the Lasallian Universities Center for Education (LUCE) in the Generalate, the motherhouse of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in Rome, Italy.

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