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we are

Rome City

Rome City Institute is the only Institution in Italy that combines an international education with the opportunity to play competitive sports in Italy. 
Our mission is to provide our student-athletes with the necessary tools to succeed  in both the academic and athletic worlds. All while living out a once in a lifetime experience in Rome.

Our Values


We strive to help students achieve their goals.


Our students are the center of the Rome City universe. Preparing them for their future is the core aspect of Rome City.


A core part of our mission is guiding our students to achieve the best version of themselves.


We make sure to provide our students everything they need to find success, in a rapidly changing world.


Once our students overcome their limits and take a leap out of their comfort zone, they will have the proper courage. The courage of a Lion.


The world cannot be complete without proper diversity. Rome City is proud to welcome a complete world.

Our biggest sense of satisfaction comes from being able to help dreams turn into reality.

Stefano Elio Radio, President 

Rome City Institute





Community with students coming from 50+ Countries

Our History,

Born to Lead the Game.

Rome City Institute is a story of success accomplished by hard work and professionalism.  An ambitious idea that became a a sense of Italian pride at an international level. Combining an international education with playing sports at a high international level, to prepare for a future role in the professional sports world.

Italian American Football Federation (2023)

Rome City Institute has signed an exclusive partnership with the Italian American Football Federation that will allow its student-athletes to compite in Italian First Division. The players will be selected by the teams during the Draft day. 

Serie A Elite (2022)

Serie A Elite, powered by Serie A and Rome City, is the first official Serie A recruitment platform in North America.

United Soccer Coaches (2022)

Rome City is now aligned with United Soccer Coaches, the largest association of soccer coaches in the world, to help better the connection and advancement between Italian and American soccer coaches.

Babolat (2021)

Rome City has partnered with Babolat, to strengthen the connection of young tennis players, looking to compete in America and Italy.

Link Campus University - New headquarters (2021)

Rome City Institute and Link Campus University has come together to create a very strong University partnership. Link Campus will host all of the academic programs of Rome City Institute, as both parties continue to grow their diversity.

Lega Pro (2020)

Signed a multiyear agreement with Lega Pro, the Italian Soccer Third Division.

Italian Track & Field Federation

Signed a partnership with the Italian Track & Field Federation in June 2020. 

Summit NCAA (2019)

In January 2019 College Life Italia represents Italy in the first summit organized in the NCAA Headquarter in Indianapolis.

International Alliance (2018)

In June 2018 the International Alliance for Excellence in Sport & Education was established. The top 7 market leaders in the college sports recruiting team up to ensure maximum professionalism in dealing with sports and education issues.


Rome City Institute Establishment (2018)

In August 2018, Soccer Management Institute was born.  Now known as Rome City Institute, it is one of the most prestigious sports institutes in the world.

Italian Soccer Coaches Association (2017)

College Life Italia becomes exclusive partners of the Italian Soccer Coaches Association in North America.

Italian Soccer Player Association (2016)

In June 2016 CLI signed the first institutional partnership with the Italian Soccer Player Association. 

College Life Italia Establishment (2013)

College Life Italia was founded in Kansas City (USA) in December 2013 by Stefano Radio, Paolo Scoppola, Giorgio Antongirolami, e Lucas De Rossi.