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Rome, Italy: Best Study Abroad Programs in Europe

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Ah, Rome…Can you think of any better place to drink a latte as you look out over the town square? Rome has a special sort of magic that is born from an amazing mix of history, culture, and pure beauty. Study abroad in Rome, Italy and you’ll have this wonderful city at your fingertips for months. Can you say, “Latte per favore”?

The programs listed below can give you anything from a summer to a whole year in Rome. Not only will you be immersed in everything Roman, you’ll have tons of opportunities to travel throughout Italy and all of Europe.

Whether you’re looking for full Italian immersion, or a simple tip toe into the language and culture, the programs below have options for everyone.

Disclaimer: I’m not sponsored in anyway by any of the programs listed below. The following post is only for informational purposes. Every individual is responsible for vetting their options.

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • Intersession
  • Summer
  • Semester
  • High School and Gap

COSTS:

  • Intersession: $4,500
  • Summer: $4,100-$13,900
  • Semester: $17,500-$18,300
  • High School and Gap: $17,500-$18,300

PROGRAMS:

  • Art History and Architecture
  • Digital and Studio Arts
  • Graduate Level
  • Literature and Creative Writing
  • Natural Science
  • Business and Economics
  • Health Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science
  • Communication
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Internships
  • Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Theater and Performing Arts

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • Italiaidea Institute
  • John Cabot University
  • Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Rome
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome

HOUSING:

  • Homestay

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Program tuition and U.S. academic credit
  • Housing
  • Breakfast and dinner 7 days/week
  • Airport pickup and transportation on arrival day
  • Student health insurance providing full coverage and medical emergency evacuation
  • Cell phone rental with free incoming calls and texts while in host country
  • SAI staff on-site dedicated to providing personal assistance
  • SAI orientation to the host city and school
  • Frequent SAI cultural activities and day trips
  • 24-hour on-site emergency support
  • Admissions counselor assigned to you, providing friendly assistance throughout your study abroad experience
  • Helpful pre-departure tools and resources
  • Online student groups to acquaint you with other SAI students
  • Assistance with student visa application
  • Assistance with financial aid and loan processing
  • Paid registration fees for national re-entry conferences
  • SAI Ambassador Program for SAI alumni, with paid internship opportunities
  • SAI alumni network
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LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • January Term
  • Summer
  • Semester

COSTS:

  • Summer: $6,200-$8,530
  • Semester: $17,540

PROGRAMS:

  • Multi-Location Summer—Museums and Beyond: Art and Culture in Paris, Rome, and Madrid
  • Art History and Fashion
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Full-Time Semester Internship
  • History and Classics
  • International Relations
  • Language and Area Studies
  • Sociology and Religion
  • January Term--From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity
  • Internship
  • Language and Culture
  • Fashion Studies

PLACES OF STUDIES:

HOUSING:

  • Homestay
  • Apartment

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Housing
  • Pre-departure advising
  • Visa application assistance
  • Access to past students
  • Family support
  • Rosetta Stone
  • 24 hour emergency line
  • IES blogs
  • Local IES abroad center
  • Medical insurance
  • Meals, depending on housing situation
  • Health and safety services
  • Field trips
  • Orientation and re-entry experience
  • Official transcripts
  • Contest opportunities
  • Connections to alumni

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • Summer
  • Semester

COSTS:

  • Summer: starting at $4,595
  • Semester: starting at $16,995

PROGRAMS:

  • Study and Internship
  • Ethics and Sustainability
  • Theology and Religious Studies
  • Politics, Economics, and Business
  • John Cabot University – Full Curriculum
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Liberal Arts and Cultural Heritage
  • Engineering
  • Internship
  • Business and Psychology

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • CEA Rome Center
  • CEA/Providence College Center for Theology and Religious Studies
  • Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali
  • John Cabot University

HOUSING:

  • Homestay
  • Apartment
  • Independent

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Housing
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Visa & immigration advising
  • Financial advising
  • Tuition and registration
  • Airport pick-up
  • On-site orientation
  • City tour
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • On-site staff support
  • Travel medical insurance
  • International emergency service support
  • Welcome and farewell events
  • Transportation pass
  • Wellness activities
  • Cultural engagement
  • Language exchanges
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Host institution services and amenities
  • Career and re-entry workshop
  • Official transcripts

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • Summer
  • Semester

COSTS:

  • Summer: $5,850
  • Semester: $16,590

PROGRAMS:

  • Internship
  • Courses at partner university

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • American University of Rome

HOUSING:

  • Apartment

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Housing
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • Local excursions, 1 day trip and 1 overnight trip
  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Predeparture orientation
  • Airport pick-up
  • On-site support
  • American University of Rome official transcript
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription
  • La Vida Local cultural program

LENGTH OPTIONS:

  • Summer
  • Semester

COSTS:

  • Summer: $4,980-$11,780
  • Semester: $14,990-$34,380

PROGRAMS:

  • Summer or Semester Direct Enrollment: John Cabot University
  • Summer or Semester at Lorenzo de’Medici
  • Lorenzo de’Medici STEM Program

PLACES OF STUDY:

  • John Cabot University
  • Lorenzo de’Medici

HOUSING:

  • Apartment

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

  • Yes

INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Housing
  • Advising
  • Orientation
  • Alumni network
  • Airport reception
  • API Center
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Excursions
  • Resident Directors
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Welcome and farewell group meals
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Tutoring
  • Meal plan
  • Re-entry support and resources
  • Transcripts
  • Alumni network and Global Leadership Academy

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