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

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 22, 2023
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

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

    753
  • fountains

    280
  • churches

    900

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.

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.

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

    All housing is within a 40-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 kitchen and bathroom.

    Homestays: Students live with an Italian family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse in the city’s language and culture. Each student has an individual room.

    Housing is tight in Rome, so housing decisions are at the sole discretion of CIEE. If we cannot accommodate your first housing preference, we’ll let you know before you arrive.

  • Meals

    Apartments: Meals are not included.

    Homestays: Host families provide breakfast and dinner, and students are responsible for lunch.

Rome, Italy

Where You'll Study

  • A

    Global Institute Campus

    Rome

  • B

    Roman Squares

    Piazza Navona

  • C

    Jewish Ghetto

    Via del Portico d'Ottavia

What People are Saying

  • "This course was absolutely amazing"

    Drake D., North Carolina Central University

Academics

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Academics

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.

GPA

2.5

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 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

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 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.

Grading

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.

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.

Language of Instruction

English

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.

Courses

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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.
"(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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2023 Deadline Passed Jan 2, 2023 Jan 22, 2023
$3,850
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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 = $2,753 **

Housing = $750

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,850

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 = $500

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $40

Books & Supplies = $25

Personal expenses = $400

Total Estimated Costs = $2,215

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

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, 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

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
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

Our Staff

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