Program Details

Semester in Rome is housed at the American University of Rome, whose innovative academic program gives you several curricular options. The University’s faculty of experts from American, Italian, and European universities are all dynamic professors who wil
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Semester in Rome takes place at the American University of Rome, located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. The University is committed to providing a diversified curriculum that combines the numerous cultural and educational resources of Italy while you study abroad in Rome. Start getting excited about: A timeless, exciting city - Rome is characterized by open-air cafés, quaint outdoor markets, timeless monuments, and the juxtaposition of ancient and modern architecture. Get lost in the streets and find yourself in the vibrant rhythms of the city’s timeless beauty. Central location – Semester in Rome is located near the historic Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. Around the campus, you will find many famous Roman monuments and museums such as Vatican City, the Castle of St Angelo, Campo de' Fiori and Navona Square. A wide variety of courses taught by distinguished faculty – Semester in Rome offers a variety of exciting courses in art history, archaeology & classical studies, communication & film, business studies, international relations & global politics, fine arts, and Italian language & culture. Study Italian in Rome- where better to learn Italian? Museums, monuments, and concerts galore – There’s a never-ending list of museums to visit, monuments to see, and concerts to attend. Spend a dream semester taking in everything you’ve read about in the history books: the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Pantheon, and more. A chance to live the motto “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” – We encourage you to immerse yourself in the culture, engage in the day-to-day life of a Roman, and do as much as possible to truly get a taste of the Roman way of life. Extracurricular activities, student excursions, and social events – Semester in Rome offers you a number of opportunities for more exposure to Italian life and culture. These activities include movie nights, cooking classes, gelato nights, theater nights, soccer matches, and wine tastings.

Semester in Rome is housed at the American University of Rome, whose innovative academic program gives you several curricular options. The University’s faculty of experts from American, Italian, and European universities are all dynamic professors who will engage you and challenge you to make your time abroad an intellectual as well as cultural experience. Classes are frequently on-site, an unparalleled opportunity in a city like Rome. Imagine taking in an archeology lecture amidst ancient ruins in the Roman Forum, or studying art history while gazing at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. And the University connections with The Vatican, the Italian Parliament, and other institutions guarantee a close look at Italian life.

If you've ever wanted to study abroad in Italy, check out our Semester in Rome program! Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique: Small class sizes guarantee individual academic attention - study Italian in Rome, what better place to learn? Courses are varied, site-oriented, and taught by highly qualified faculty An epic city with world-famous food, cafés, and nightlife A beautiful Mediterranean climate with comfortable weather Vast caches of impressive art, sculpture, and treasures World-renowned architecture, museums, and historical sites National passion for soccer (called calcio in Italian), food and drink, art, cinema, and architecture Student excursions, activities, and social opportunities A central location for travel throughout Europe Vivi all'italiana! Live like an Italian! The CISabroad Site Director, a native Roman, will take you on excursions and activities to introduce you to life as a Roman. Examples of activities include: Open air market experience Day trip to Roman Castles area Olive and Grape picking (Fall only) Kayaking or hiking by Castel Gandolfo lake Aperitivo in the Italian-style
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.

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  • Hands down, best time of my life!

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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