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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: May Intersession
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: May Intersession
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 3 Program Type: U of A Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: NO
Credit Type: U of A Credit Credit Hours Available: 3 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Engineering, Engineering (Biological Engr), Engineering (Biomedical Engr), Engineering (Chem Engr), Engineering (Chemical Engr), Engineering (Civil Engr), Engineering (Computer Engr), Engineering (Enviro Engin), Engineering (Industrial Engr) Program Duration: 3 weeks
Program Description:


Applications open the week of the Study Abroad Fair, which is scheduled for Sept. 20, 2017. 

Once applications open, click the 'Apply Now" button at the top of this page to begin. The HogsAbroad application will prompt you to log-in with your UARK username. You will complete a checklist of items, which you can save and return to later. 

If you don't have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today. 


Situated in the heart of the city, the Rome Center is just minutes from the Vatican, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and other legendary sites in Rome. Students live in close proximity to the center, tracing the paths of ancient Romans and centuries of Christian pilgrims as the make their way to classes each day. Established in 1989, the U of A Rome Center has been a haven for architecture study, and recently the University expanded the curriculum to feature a variety of upper level electives in Italian culture, language, art and history.

This program is a unique offering of Engineering credit taught at our Rome Campus. Students will enroll in 1 course, INEG 2413, taking classes at the Rome Center and living in the heart of the Eternal City. 

This course emphasizes the systematic evaluation of the costs and benefits associated with proposed technical projects. Students will be exposed to the concept of the time value of money and the methods of discounted cash flows. Students will learn methods for evaluating and selecting new processes, projects, equipment or investments where asset life, rate of return on investment, and first, fixed, differential, marginal, and sunk costs must be considered. Equipment replacement analysis, break-even analysis and the impact of inflation, depreciation and income taxes are included. Students will be exposed to the methods of economic analysis used in Italy through case studies on ongoing projects in industry and the public sector in Rome. Plant visits and guest speakers will emphasize the similarities and differences between economic analysis in the U.S. and Italy.


  • U of A Study Abroad programs are open to all UA students in good academic & disciplinary standing.  Applications will be reviewed by the Office of Study Abroad and the program faculty. 
  • For visiting students: Qualified applicants from approved partner institutions may apply.  All applications will be reviewed by the student's home institution and the U of A office of Study Abroad. 
  • Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide visiting students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree seeking student. 


Course: INEG 2413 Engineering Economic Analysis 
Credit Hours: Three (3) credit hours
Prerequisites: MATH 2554 Calculus I
Undergraduates should have completed at least 24 credit hours* prior to studying abroad (freshman who have completed 12 hours in the fall semester will be admitted). A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered for this program. 


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Browse more photos of the Rome Center classrooms, library, studio spaces and offices on the UARC Italian Homepage:!the-studio/c747

Find the Rome Center and explore nearby landmarks on Google Maps:

The U of A Rome Center is conveniently located in one of the most important palaces in Rome – Palazzo Taverna.  Not far from Piazza Navona, Palazzo Taverna first belonged to the Orsini Family, and in 1328 the site took the name of Mount Giordano, in tribute to Giordano Orsini a Roman Senator in 1341. The palace was referred to by Dante in his literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XVIII). In 1688, after five hundred years of uninterrupted ownership, Flavio Orsini, burdened by debts, was obliged to sell the property to the Gabrielli Family, a very old and noble Roman family. Since 1888, however, the Earls Taverna of Milan have owned the palazzo. 

Today, the buildings in the Palazzo house many different activities from private residential apartments to banqueting halls, diplomatic residences and artist studios.  Palazzo Taverna has a Baroque wing and an Empire wing -- each featuring frescoes from the turn of the 19th century by painter Coccetti. The U of A Rome Center is housed in the Empire wing of the Palazzo where the most important architects of the 20th century met to discuss their ideas.


Site visits during this program include day trips around the city of Rome. Students will visit the Forum & Colosseum and other key sites around the city to be determined. 


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To see photos and read more details about U of A housing in Rome, visit the Rome Center's Italian home page- click here

Students are housed in apartments which are located in traditional, well-established neighborhoods either within walking distance of the U of A Rome Center or conveniently located next to public transit routes for easy access to the Center.  All apartments come fully furnished and include wifi internet access. Typical lodgings have double occupancy rooms with 4-6 students in each apartment. 


Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students.

In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program. If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans. Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully. 
U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website.
This list is not comprehensive.


Students interested in the Rome program should apply ASAP to make sure they receive all notices & program updates, including scheduled information sessions and application announcements.

If you have questions about the program or application procedure, contact: 

Faculty Leader
Dr. Tish Pohl
College of Engineering

Rome Center Program Advisor
Brian Poepsel
Office of Study Abroad

Rome Center Student Blogs

Brock Demark, Summer 2016:
Jacob Maestri, Summer 2016:
Haley Walton, Spring 2016 Architecture:

This program is currently not accepting applications.