American University of Rome (AUR) has a beautiful campus. There are several open area parks across the street with courtyards open to the public. I'm studying Christianity and the Roman Empire and Urban Rome here during my stay. Both classes provide a wide variety of outside trips to really show us around the city and give us a feel for Roman life. The only downside that comes with this is the pile of homework.
For anyone studying abroad I definitely recommend selecting courses that go in-depth to the country's culture and history - and especially has field trips. I spent the latter portion of my classes at Capital Hill, a beautiful area rooted in history. Here I learned that Rome is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, which is attracting a lot of attention.
Last night we took the tram, which is so convenient right down the street, and checked out the local bar scene. Heels and cobblestone are not a good mix. The Italian lounges are pretty tricky to get a feel for... and attempting or order drinks in Italian, but there are so many American friendly bars in the area filled with music and college students.