Lasallian Youth Minister Christina Breda has been selected as part of a delegation of history students from around Australia to undertake research at key archaeological sites in Rome next month.
Christina works at Holy Spirit College Lakemba and Casimir College in Marrickville in Sydney and is in her final year of a combined Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts degree at the Australian Catholic University.
In February, she will join 23 other students and three lecturers on a two week research project in Rome.
"The course will cover ancient and modern history and the geography of Rome and the studies will be accredited directly towards my major in history", Christina explains.
The delegation will be the first student group from ACU to stay at the recently completed Rome Centre in Janiculum Hill.
Designed in collaboration with the Catholic University of America, the centre offers accommodation and a chapel for overseas undergraduate and postgraduate students while they are in Rome.
Christina says while it is her fourth visit to the Italian capital, this visit promises to be the most memorable for her.
"I've been asked to prepare a presentation on the history of the Basilica of San Clemente which dates back two thousand years", she explains.
"I'll be standing directly in front of the church and delivering a presentation on its history to the students and lecturers".
While in Italy, Christina is also looking forward to climbing Mount Vesuvius and visiting the Herculaneum- an ancient Roman town which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 79 AD.