On-Site Office & Staff
Mission Mentor, Valeria De Chirico
Veritas is privileged to partner with several missionaries and church pastors to help students serve in ministry and get involved in the Christian community while they provide spiritual support.
Valeria has been living with her family in Rome for the last three years. She is by vocation a missionary involved in church planting, nursing and relief work. She has had exposure to international missions. She is mother of Filippo (15) and Akille (14) and has been married to Leonardo for 20 years.
Veritas Professor, Dr. Leonardo De Chirico
A native Italian, Leonardo is very involved in the Christian community throughout Italy and is currently leading a church planting project in Rome. He completed his PhD at King’s College in London in Evangelical Theological Perspectives on Post-Vatican II Roman Catholicism. He is Adjunct Director of Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione (Padova), editor of its theological journal Studi diteologia, and director of the Center for Ethics and Bioethics (CSEB). He is also vice-chairman of the Italian Evangelical Alliance. Together with Pietro Bolognesi and Andrea Ferrari he has been general editor of the Dizionario di teologia evangelica (2007). Leonardo and his wife Valeria have two children, Filippo and Akille.
Veritas Resident Director, Mattea Di Fabio
A lifelong resident of Rome, Mattea Di Fabio is the foundation of our Veritas Rome staff. She graduated from the University of Rome (La Sapienza) with a bachelor's degree in Humanistic and Historical Studies. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, and her background includes extensive work with Italian high school students studying abroad in England, Ireland, Austria, France, and Malta. She also has experience in Italian primary and secondary schools, where she worked as a teaching consultant helping teachers develop a more critical awareness with their pedagogy and lesson planning.
The Veritas Rome office is centrally located on Via Fratelli Bonnet 8, int.2, near the American University of Rome. Most of the major bus routes and tram lines pass through this part of town, making transportation between the office and the rest of Eternal City very convenient. Open markets, cafés, supermarkets, and many other types of shops are located around the office making it an ideal location for Veritas students. During the normal office hours, Veritas students will gather for regular meetings with the Resident Director, have the opportunity to receive tutoring for any classes they may be having difficulties with, find out about upcoming excursions, learn about activities and cultural events, and utilize academic and travel resources.
Veritas Office in Rome
On Site Amenities
- Wireless internet access
- Meeting room and lounge
- Television, DVD, and CD player
- Library of travel, academic, and city specific resources
- Kitchen facility