Location: Rome, Italy
Program Type: Direct Enroll / Provider
Spend a semester studying in the heart of Rome, the capital of Italy! They say a lifetime is not enough to see all that the Eternal City has to offer. Give it your best shot!
This semester program is designed to satisfy IAH and ISS requirements, along with coursework in the humanities and social sciences, through a series of courses specially designed to use the city of Rome as a classroom to understand Italian history, culture and society. All the courses include site visits in Rome and beyond that bring each subject to life. Expert local professors teach in the city’s piazzas, churches, and museums, exploring many of Rome’s most interesting neighborhoods.
Classes will be held in the heart of Rome’s historic center in Palazzo Benicelli, originally conceived in the 17th century as headquarters of the Vatican’s Bank of the Holy Spirit. The study center sits between Piazza Navona and the Vatican, just steps away from Rome’s most famous monuments.
In addition to coursework, you’ll have the opportunity to individualize your program with a part-time, not-for-credit internship with a local business, volunteer opportunities, and a regular series of activities hosted by the study center to help immerse you in local culture — cooking classes, language exchanges with local students, film screenings, excursions, and more.