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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: U of A Rome Center
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: 0 none
Language Courses Offered: Yes Credit Type: U of A Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: Yes Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Art, Business (General), Classical Studies, European Studies, Fine Art, H2P, History, Honors, Humanities, Interior Design, International Relations, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies Program Duration: Semester
Program Description:

How To Apply

Once applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. Once your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal. 

If you don't yet 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!

Program Overview

The city of Rome, with its rich cultural resources, offers an endless source of learning opportunities for students from all over the world. Students are invited to view the city as a laboratory, where they can examine historical Rome and review the evolution of an urban context over 2,000 years in development. The semester program offers students an extended opportunity to explore the city's unique stratification and uncover the very different, and sometimes contradictory, transformations the city has undergone. 

Situated in the heart of the city, the Rome Center is just minutes from the Vatican, Piazza Navona, 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.

The semester program courses in Rome offer degree credit opportunities for students in many majors in Fulbright College, with particular emphasis on courses in History, Art History, Communication, Political Science, and International Studies. See full course listings below and talk to your academic advisor about your degree credit opportunities. 

For the 2019 semester, faculty member Dr. Charles Muntz will join students in Rome to offer courses in Roman History, from antiquity to the present. Students have access to faculty and staff at the Rome Center for full support to navigate their new educational and cultural surroundings. 

Program features: 
-Accommodation in one of the best neighborhoods of Rome
-Complete access, 7 days a week, to the U of A Rome Center Campus 
-Monthly Bus/Metro pass for public transit in the city
-Weekend trip to Central or Northern Italy
-Transportation to/from the airport
-Complete support from our Student Services Team


Students who are in good academic & disciplinary standing are welcome to apply to this program. All applications are reviewed by participating faculty members & the Office of Study Abroad. All students are welcome to apply. Students may want to review the available courses with their academic advisor when considering this program. 

Academics & Courses 

The Rome Center Semester curriculum offers courses that focus on the artistic and cultural contributions of the city of Rome from ancient to modern times. The ‘Roman Razorbacks’ use this ancient city as a laboratory to examine historical and contemporary Rome through numerous local site visits and museum tours. Students see the Colosseum, Vatican City and its Sistine Chapel as well as the works of Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini, and Borromini which are scattered throughout the city.

Spring 2019 Program Courses
Check back soon for a full list of available courses & descriptions

HIST 3803 | Rome: From Antiquity to Medieval
HIST 3833 | Rome: From Medieval to Modern
INST 2013 | Introduction to International and Global Studies
INST 4003 | International Studies Seminar

EUST 4003 or ARHS 3983 | Rome's Heritage & Modern Times
HUMN 425V | History of Italian Design
PHIL 2503 | Philosophy of Evil & Good
ENGL 3903 | Travel Writing

Italian Art & Culture
Beginning Italian Language

Students may also enroll in up to 3 hours online 


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Browse more photos of the Rome Center classrooms, library, studio spaces and offices on the UARC Italian Homepage.
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. This location is of particular significance to the architecture program at the center, as this suit of rooms was the headquarters of the INARCH (Istituto Nazionale di Architettura) for nearly 30 years, hosting many famous 20th century Italian architects.


In addition to local & regional site visits, students have the option to add additional weekend excursions. For the semester program abroad for Fulbright students, one weekend trip is included in the Program Fee. Other supplemental tours will be billed the student's UA student account. 

Archaeological Campania Tour
Travel to Pompeii, Sorrento, and Paestum by bus
overnight stays included
Visit archaeological areas and critical world heritage sites in the region

Florence Tour
Travel to Florence by train
2 nights, 3 days in Florence 
Guided visits to museums & local sites

Dolomites Tour
Travel to/from location
2 nights, 3 days
Guided tours


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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. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

In most cases, students can apply their existing financial aid and scholarships to a U of A study abroad program- any money you have to take classes in Fayetteville in the Spring is available for you in Rome. Additional financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students- visit our funding page to review opportunities and apply. 

Honors students automatically apply for funding from the Honors College by completing their program application. The Honors College will review the student's 'statement of purpose' essay and supplemental honors questions, so be mindful of the expectations for these materials. 

Additional Information

Students interested in the Rome program should let us know by completing this form.  Once you create an application, we'll send you all notices & program updates, including scheduled information sessions and application announcements.

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

Rome Center Program Advisor
Brian Poepsel
Office of Study Abroad

Dr. Charles Muntz
faculty, Ancient History 

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