Rome, Italy

January in Rome

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Information for term January in Rome

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2023

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Dates: Jan 2 – 24, 2024
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Spend January studying abroad in Rome on this three-week winter program where students from all academic backgrounds gain insight into Italian society. Immerse yourself in the past and present culture through classes taught in English and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding. 

CIEE Rome is located in the heart of Rome, close to the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and Campo de Fiori neighborhood. You will take classes on the main floor of the prestigious Palazzo Capizucchi, a late Renaissance palace in Piazza di Campitelli. 

Unique Experiences

  • Visit

    the Roman Forum and the Colosseum and walk in the steps of the ancient Romans

  • Climb to the top

    of St. Peter’s Dome and experience a stunning view of the Eternal City

  • Stroll through the piazzas

    eat pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice), gelato, and enjoy a cappuccino in the busy cafes

  • Rome was founded by Romulus

    753 B.C.

  • churches


Location & Culture

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Rome is simply a one-of-a-kind destination. Once the center of Western civilization, and with a history spanning almost 3,000 years, Rome houses some of the world’s most-visited attractions. It also includes Vatican City, an independent country within Rome’s boundaries and the seat of the Pope, not to mention the home to the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel. Thanks to its unparalleled beauty, Rome repeatedly hosts international movie productions – more recently for “The House of Gucci,” the upcoming “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning,” and Angelina Jolie’s “Without Blood.”  

CIEE Rome occupies the main floor of the prestigious Palazzo Capizucchi and it is a short walk from some of the main landmarks of the city, such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Spanish Steps. 

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Rome.


  • Immerse yourself in the open-air museum of Florence: enjoy the wonderful sights and find your way in the narrow alleys while window-shopping, exploring some of the most famous monuments in the world, such as the Michelangelo’s David sculpture. 
  • Explore the breathtaking gardens in the Renaissance Villa D’Este. 


  • Learn the history of wine and wine making! 
  • Tour the Colosseum 
  • Bike around the famous Villa Borghese park  
  • Explore the hidden treasures of the ancient city, with a tour of the Capitoline Museums 
  • Visit the world renowned Cinecittà Studios where the Rome HBO series was filmed 

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Daily Life

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  • Housing

    All housing is within a 45-minute commute to CIEE.

    Apartments: Most students live in apartments shared with other CIEE students. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Each apartment will have shared common spaces, including a kitchen and bathroom.

    Residence Halls /Hotels: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE students. If local health and safety regulations permit, students live in double, or triple rooms.  

    Housing is tight in Rome. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive.


  • Meals

    Meals are not included.


Rome, Italy

Where You'll Study

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    Roman Squares

    Piazza Navona

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    Jewish Ghetto

    Via del Portico d'Ottavia

What People are Saying

  • "This course was absolutely amazing"

    Drake D., North Carolina Central University


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During the January in Rome program, all students take one 3-credit course. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering. Classes are held at CIEE Rome. 

CIEE Rome is located in Rome’s historic center, within walking distance from the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Navona Square, and Campo de’ Fiori neighborhood, right in the heart of Rome. 



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

All students are required to take one 3-credit course. 

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits 

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

The program is made up of three weeks of classes including an intensive orientation. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lectures and discussions with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Rome when classes are in session and plan trips for the weekends.  

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE Rome are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.  


Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including attendance, essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information


January 2024 CIEE Courses

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Health Professions and Related Programs

Semester Credit

Social Sciences

Semester Credit

Visual and Performing Arts

Semester Credit

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2024 Nov 1, 2023 Jan 2, 2024 Jan 24, 2024
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,950 **

Housing = $820

Insurance = $80

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $765

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $40

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $150

Total Estimated Costs = $2,230

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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