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This is the program brochure page.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

ISA Rome students
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   Quick Facts

  • Students can decide between two different summer sessions, and can choose to do back-to-back sessions. Students will take two course (3 credits each) in each session.
 
  • Take classes taught in English in a variety of subject areas including: Archeology, Art, Art History, Business, Cinema, Classics, Communication, Economics, History, Management, Marketing, Political Science, and Religion as well as Italian language at the beginner level.
 
  • It is strongly recommended that any Italian majors/minors and students whose goal is to become proficient in Italian meet with an Italian faculty member as early as possible and prior to selecting a program. Please contact Chiara M. Dal Martello (chiara.dalmartello@asu.edu) or Juliann Vitullo (juliann.vitullo@asu.edu) to discuss your study abroad plans.

Location


Trevi fountain
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Location Details

Rome is the capital of Italy and the largest city in Italy. It's also home of the Vatican City State. Rome is a bustling metropolis that offers students an enormous wealth of history, culture and international influence at their fingertips. Rome is perfect for students who want to be in a diverse Italian city, with easy access to travel in and around Italy and Europe. With its many neighborhoods and sprawling historical sites, Rome gives you the sense of being in a small town, despite the fact of being home to almost 3 million people. Rome has an incredible amount of history and art from Ancient Rome, Medieval, Baroque, Renaissance, and Paleo-Christian periods giving students a truly unique experience. Students will find over 900 churches in the city, including the largest cathedral in the world, Saint Peter's Basilica.

Read more about Rome here.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will not require a visa* if your program is less than 90 days in length. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of theStudy Abroad Withdrawal Policy.

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas.  If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

The American University of Rome (AUR)
As the oldest American degree-granting university in Rome, the American University of Rome (AUR) has been combining academic attributes of U.S. higher education with historic and globally-renowned European institutions since its foundation in 1969. The 16-to-1 faculty ratio and multicultural student body, representing more than 30 nationalities, give students the opportunity to gain an immersive international experience with instruction from both local and international professors.

Students can decide between two different summer sessions, and can choose to do back-to-back sessions. Students will take two course (3 credits each) in each session.

Take classes taught in English in a variety of subject areas including: Archeology, Art, Art History, Business, Cinema, Classics, Communication, Economics, History, Management, Marketing, Political Science, and Religion as well as Italian language at the beginner level.

Information about available courses can be found on the ISA website for the specific term.

100-199 = Lower-level introductory courses with no prerequisites
200-299 = Lower-level courses with one or more prerequisites
300-399 = Upper-level courses with one or more prerequisites
400-499 = Upper-level advanced courses, may require senior standing

Please note the following:

  • Course registration is first-come-first-serve, and students must indicate their course preferences in their ISA online application.
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam administered on-site and/or prerequisites. For a specific list of course prerequisites, please refer to the course listing/course descriptions for this program on the ISA website.
  • Some courses have additional fees. These fees will be invoiced directly to the student and are NOT included in the standard program fees.
Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.
 

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at American University of Rome will convert to ASU credits and grades.
ISA Rome students - Vatican

ISA Rome - store
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Housing

ISA Housing example

ISA students (Florence)

ISA Italy students
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Program Housing

ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Italian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Italy. All ISA Apartments are either within walking distance to the American University of Rome, or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the university. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 10 and 40 minutes.

Apartments:
The ISA Rome programs include comfortable housing in shared, fully-furnished apartments. These accommodations are conveniently located in three traditional, well-established neighborhoods in close proximity to the American University of Rome. There are generally only one or two student apartment units per building, and neighboring residents are typically middle-class Italian families who own their apartment. Most ISA apartments have 2-3 bedrooms, lounge/living room, kitchen and bathroom(s). Bedrooms are typically double-occupancy. Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, bed linens, a closet/clothing storage space, basic cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs and furnished sitting area. A computer that is connected to the internet via a cable modem is to be shared by all occupants; wi-fi is also provided in all apartments. All apartment units include a washing machine. All apartments are same-sex, non-smoking environments. Meals and laundry service are not included. A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in ISA arranged housing. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing:
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option may receive a discount equal to the housing portion (room, board, and laundry) of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are solely responsible for researching, reserving, and paying for all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose. Students who pursue independent housing will be required to complete an Independent Housing Waiver with the Study Abroad Office. For more information, please contact your International Coordinator.

More information about these housing options is available on the ISA website.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Italy, the tourist centers, sidewalks, public transport, and public buildings generally have accommodations for the physically disabled. However, Italy is known for its old world layout and architecture, which may increase the challenge level for students with physical disabilities.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Summer Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.