Francesca Cuccovillo was born and raised in Bari, Italy, but her quest for an international education brought her to live in Milan, Belgium, New York and other cities in the last ten years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Milan and a Master’s degree from St. John’s University, both in International Relations and International Law. For the last two and a half years, she has worked as an admissions counselor and international recruiter at the American University of Rome, where she was responsible for the undergraduate admissions process. She has traveled extensively to recruit students all over the world from Europe to the Middle East. Francesca feels very strongly about the opportunities and advantages studying abroad provides, and her mission is to help all students make the most out of their experience in Rome and become intelligent global citizens.
When asked, “What do you think distinguishes Temple Rome from other study abroad programs?,” Francesca replied:
Temple Rome really provides its students a diverse spectrum of opportunities. Students are encouraged to embrace the Italian culture and are given the opportunity to intern and volunteer in Rome, to meet Italians at events to get out of their comfort zones; at the same time, Temple Rome guarantees them the American expectations of a student-centered education and student support services, and an amazing new facility.