Information for term January in Rome
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2019
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: November 1, 2019
- Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2020
- Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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CIEE’s January in Rome program invites students of all majors to explore Italian society through the lens of food, nutrition, and culture. Learn about the history of Italian and European food; explore local cuisine and traditions; and discover the difference between northern and southern Italian food. Classes are taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Rome, in English and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
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 cappucino in the busy cafes.
B.C. Rome was founded by Romulus753
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With a history of over 2,500 years and a population of 4.3 million, Rome is one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The city is home to hundreds of churches, monuments, museums, as well as some of the most visited places in the world - Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon - all of which you’ll see for yourself.
Excursions & Activities
- Immerse yourself in the open-air museum of Rome: enjoy the wonderful sights on the Roman hills, lose and find your way in the little narrow alleys while window-shopping, explore some of the most famous monuments in the world.
- Learn how to prepare home-made pasta!
- Bike around the famous Villa Borghese park on a pedal-powered treasure hunt.
- Visit Eataly food market and restaurant to learn about the Mediterranean diet.
- Take an overnight trip to another Italian city, like Florence or Pompeii, and learn about their history and culinary traditions. Or, take a day trip to Umbria to explore the food and olive oil production of this region.
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Shared apartment: students share fully equipped apartments in historic buildings in the Prati neighborhood. Apartments are located in safe residential areas, close to markets, shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Apartments house 4-7 CIEE students in double or triple bedrooms. Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.
Meals are not provided. Students prepare their own meals in shared kitchen facilities. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. Students also may explore the myriad restaurants in the neighborhood.
Where You'll Study
Global Institute Campus
Via del Portico d'Ottavia
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What you need to knowThe program details
During the January in Rome program, all students take the required course: Food, Nutrition, and Culture. 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 the CIEE Global Institute – Rome.
CIEE Global Institute – 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.
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A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
All study abroad students are required to take one course.
Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
1 CIEE elective course
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.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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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.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport pick-up
- Multi-day on-site orientation – introducing students to Rome society and culture, and the CIEE academic program.
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Excursions and/or Study Tours
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
No Hidden Fees
Fees & Housing
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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 = $1,928 **
Housing = $1,075
Insurance = $47Total Fees = $3,350
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 = $800
International Airfare = $1,250 †
Local Transportation = $70
Books & Supplies = $25
Personal expenses = $700Total Estimated Costs = $2,845
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 to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† r?ound-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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
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