This summer, we will be holding our first international Sustainability Institute. Fourteen 14 TPS alums will travel to Rome, where they will be immersing themselves in Roman culture from the ancient world to the present day.
Rome is a palimpsest — a city of layers that has built on top of itself for millennia. A curved street marks the outline of an imperial theater. Temples become churches. Ancient sanctuaries underpin modern buildings. In true TPS fashion, we will learn about the rich history and modern vibrancy of Rome through in-depth, inquiry-led exploration.
To gain the full Roman experience, we will be staying in apartments in the Sallustiano neighborhood — and since the dinner table is at the center of Roman life, we will learn how to cook local dishes. TPS teachers Ashley Opalka, Jake Hunter, and Tiziana Acerbo will be leading the trip, and Joel Fath (Ashley's husband) will be taking the lead on the cooking. We are partnering with Context Travel for three behind-the-scenes tours: Ostia Antica, the Vatican Museums, and Underground Rome.