- Rome, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
Study and live in the timeless, exciting city of Rome, where ancient ruins rub shoulders with modern buildings, mopeds, and macchiatos. Semester in Rome takes place at the American University of Rome, located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. This city is characterized by open-air cafés, quaint outdoor markets, classical monuments, and vast cathedrals and museums. Get lost in the streets and find yourself in the vibrant rhythms of the city’s eternal beauty. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain for luck—though you’ve already found it if you’re studying abroad in Rome.
- Setting Description:
- Rome is a tourist destination for people around the world, and it’s no wonder why. The city’s unparalleled glimpse into the past is a sight to behold! It offers countless historical, cultural, artistic, and even modern attractions to keep you busy during your semester. Italy’s capital is home to around 2.7 million people. The mild, Mediterranean climate makes it a great place to live year-round. From the Vatican to the Coliseum to the countless fountains, statues, and ruins, Rome offers something for anyone with an interest in history! Another of Rome’s main attractions is the food- Italy is known for its incredible cuisine that will leave you wanting more. You won’t want to leave this incredible city by the end of your study abroad program!
- For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.
Based on 3 Reviews
- Spring in Rome01/22/19
My 2018 spring semester was spent in Rome, and thanks to CIS I had the best time of my life. From the moment I got to Italy, the on-site staff made me feel comfortable in a completely new setting, with excursions, hangouts, suggestions about what to do,
and providing familiarity for the group of CIS abroad students. I believe that it is the people that surround you who have the most influence on your experience, and CIS embraces this by helping you form relationships with people in your program, at your school, and with locals around your community. The housing was in a perfect location and the school to free time ratio was ideal.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- If you love Rome-ing around, Rome is for you!03/23/18
Rome was the most amazing city to live in. Everything from the food to the culture was amazing. CISabroad is a good program to facilitate your experience. I think having an advisor, Romina, while I was there was rewarding because I came to her with any
of the problems I faced. Aside from that I learned a lot in my major and networked with a lot of people who are going into the same field as me. I definitely recommend studying abroad in Rome!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Hands down, best time of my life!01/13/15
I studied in Rome, Italy for the Fall 2014 semester and loved every single minute of it. I applied back in February and did so in order to find out my admission decision and get the ball rolling quickly. I heard nothing back for a month before I contacted
them myself to figure out what was going on. I was told that the transcript I sent them was no good since it was faxed. I was getting really concerned with my decision to study through CISabroad since I heard nothing about the transcript problem in the month between the time I sent it and when I asked what was going on. All communication on the US side was through my doing and politeness was a bit of a problem but I clung to the fact that my school had a partnership with them and therefore, they HAD to have redeeming factors. There were a few more hiccups in the preparation process (added housing deposits that weren't mentioned before, missed discounts in my billing, paperwork that was said to be missing but was never requested, etc) but I am IMMENSELY thankful that I studied through CISabroad! A few headaches while preparing were proved to be worth it when I spent 3 and a half magical months in the Eternal City! The site director, Romina, was a dream! I had a bit of culture shock, roommate issues (due to lack of personality screening done by Student Life at the university) and overall homesickness that Romina helped me with step-by-step. I had a health issue halfway through the semester that the included health insurance covered; Jade (an associate with Rome SAE - the CIS partner in Rome) went to the hospital with me and helped me through that situation. The American University of Rome is an AMAZING little university in a great part of Rome - the top patio of the school provides a beautiful view of the city. I was challenged academically and personally more than I ever had been before and I grew exponentially during my semester abroad. Romina and others on-site were more help than I can explain and provided a great support system while I was there - they were concerned for my safety while I was both in Rome and while I was traveling during the weekend (I had the opportunity to travel all throughout Italy and visit 9 other countries!). They wanted my travel itineraries and checked up to see if I made it back to Italy safely - Jade was like a really close friend. I became really close friends with full-time students at AUR and after talking about the price with them, I came to the realization that I really DID make the right choice by going abroad with CIS. What I paid covered health insurance, housing, advising and support both in America and abroad, and study at a truly great school (AUR will not give you a "blow off" semester - it's academically rigorous but you will still have the time of your life). Overall, I would 100% study or intern abroad with CISabroad again!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend