Glorious sunshine showed Rome at its best during BGU Theology department’s week-long visit in March/April this year.
Seventeen second and third year students joined three MA students for six days of visits to churches, museums, catacombs and other ancient sites. Savouring Italian food and ice cream, and exploring piazzas and fountains scattered throughout the city, they walked and talked and made new friends from within the family of BGU.
Working with members of All Saints Church (Anglican) and the Church of Ognissanti (Catholic), students helped to feed homeless men and women, while others offered their support for the Roma football team, and a select few visited the local Russian Orthodox Church for a Sunday morning service. The group also managed to secure front seats for a papal audience.
One student described the visit as, “One of the most interesting experiences of my life”, while another commented, “Seeing the Pope was a once in a lifetime experience”.
Theology students weren’t the only ones getting out and about this year. Eleven students studying Special Educational Needs and Inclusion (SENI) at BGU spent ten days in India learning how trainee teachers are educated in Tamil Nadu and visiting special education schools.