Rome, Italy

January in Rome

Study Food, Nutrition, and Culture or Exploring Rome – the Birthplace of the Modern Museum
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Information for term January in Rome

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 3 – 21, 2022
  • 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 gain insight on Italian society with a choice of coursework on Food, Nutrition, and Culture or Exploring Rome – the Birthplace of the Modern Museum. Classes are taught at the CIEE Global Institute – Rome, in English and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

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 cappucino in the busy cafes.

  • B.C. Rome was founded by Romulus

  • fountains

  • churches


Location & Culture

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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.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    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

    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. 

Rome, Italy

Where You'll Study

  • A

    Global Institute Campus


  • B

    Roman Squares

    Piazza Navona

  • C

    Jewish Ghetto

    Via del Portico d'Ottavia


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During the January in Rome program, all students take either: Food, Nutrition, and Culture or Exploring Rome – the Birthplace of the Modern Museum. 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.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

All study abroad students are required to take one 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

Academic Culture

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute - Rome are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. 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 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.

Language of Instruction



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Course Information


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.

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 2022 Nov 1, 2021 Jan 3, 2022* Jan 21, 2022*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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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