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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 04/01/2024
Rolling Admission 05/13/2024 08/07/2024

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Miranda Behrends, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Miranda Behrends, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Type of Program: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Art, Communication, History, Italian, Journalism, Political Science Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Apartment
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor strongly recommends (CIEE);
Program Description:

Summer in Rome


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Program Overview

Spend one six-week block (or up to two blocks) exploring some of the world's most breathtaking cultural landmarks in "The Eternal City." From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain, Saint Peter's Basilica, and the Spanish Steps, Rome is home to dazzling sites within walking distance from CIEE Rome in Piazza di Campitelli, 3.
During this epic study abroad program, you'll take advantage of Rome's academic strengths by studying food, nutrition, art, architecture, cinema, history, sociology, politics, and more. During the program, you'll explore what marvels other Italian cities have in store for you on organized day trips to places like Florence, Pompei, or Tivoli. Discover their hidden treasures and iconic attractions, like Michelangelo's "David" in Florence!

Build Your Summer Adventure
Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Stay in Rome for both blocks or go mobile and spend your second block in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, or Yucatan. 

Unique Experiences


where the ultimate bucket list of must-sees awaits you around every corner.



like ancient Pompeii, then head to Florence to salute Michelangelo’s “David” after a shopping spree at the local leather market.



with a relaxing day at the beach. Top it off by learning to prepare your own gnocchi and tiramisù.

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Featured Excursions 

  • Catch a glimpse of what ancient life was actually like through the revealing ruins of PompeiiWander the famous Renaissance villas of Tivoli, a small picturesque town outside of Rome.
  • Visit Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and salute Michelangelo’s “David” after a shopping spree at the local leather market

Other Cultural Activities and Study Tours

Make a difference in your host community through a number of wonderful opportunities.

  • Visit significant Rome locations, such as the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling, and the Trevi Fountain   
  • Learn how to prepare home-made Italian meals like pasta and pizza 
  • Explore the ancient ruins of Ostia, the ancient port of Rome  
  • Wander the famous Renaissance villas of Tivoli, a picturesque town outside of Rome. 

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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