Rome, Italy

Summer in Rome

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Information for term Summer in Rome

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jul 13 – Aug 9, 2021 (4 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2021 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 9, 2021 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2021
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 18 – Aug 9, 2021 (12 weeks)*
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Study in Rome and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Eternal City. Take your Italian language skills to the next level, explore the evolution of Italian painting, discuss the historical development of the mafia in Italian society, and learn the history of the Vatican. Courses are taught at CIEE Global Institute – Rome, in English, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • EXPLORE

    Explore some of the world’s most breathtaking cultural destinations, like the Vatican, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Spanish Steps. Then go mobile! Stay in Rome for the duration of your study abroad or add on sessions at other CIEE Global Institutes in Berlin, Cape Town, London, Madrid, and Paris.

  • VISIT

    some of Italy’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • TOUR THE ANCIENT RUINS

    of Pompeii or head to Tivoli see its beautiful Renaissance villas.

  • residents

    4.3M
  • bridges

    900
  • MOST VISITED CITY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

    3rd

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 over 2,500 years, Rome houses some of the world’s most-visited attractions. It also includes Vatican City, an independent country within Rome’s boundaries.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Gain a glimpse of what ancient life was like through the ruins of Ostia Antica or Pompeii.
  • Wander the famous Renaissance villas of Tivoli, a small picturesque town outside of Rome.
  • Get a taste of Italian small town life in Orvieto, with its Etruscan origins and its 14th century Cathedral overlooking the Umbrian countryside. 

PROJECTS

Make a difference in your host community through a number of wonderful opportunities!

  • Provide English language tutoring to immigrants or children at community centers
  • Volunteer at local NGOs, homeless shelters, and more

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Shared Apartments: Live only steps away from the most famous sites in Rome! You’ll share an apartment with 4-7 CIEE students in a historic building in Prati or Trastevere, safe, residential neighborhoods surrounded by quaint markets, shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Some will even share an apartment with a “Buddy,” a local student enrolled in an Italian university.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not provided, but apartments are equipped with kitchens, appliances, and cookware.

Rome, Italy

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE GLOBAL INSTITUTE

    Located in Prati, the institute is just a few minutes away from the historical city center, a short walk from the Vatican, and surrounded by authentic Roman trattorie and restaurants.

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    St. Peter's Basilica

    Late Renaissance church by architects including Michelangelo & holding up to 20,000 worshippers.

Academics

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Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and focus on the culture and history of Rome. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Italian Language course taught in Italian (1 credit) during a single session. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.

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.

Program Requirements

All students must enroll in one 3-credit CIEE course per session

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours per session
  • CIEE Communicative Language course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours

Academic Culture

Classes meet several times a week, and co-curricular excursions and events are integrated within the coursework to complement what you’re learning. Each four-week course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the workload demanding. CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of Rome when classes are in session.

Class Format

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students. Teaching methods vary by course but generally include lectures, discussions, individual and group projects, as well as excursions in and around Rome. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Grading

Students are graded based on a combination of participation, homework, written assignments, individual project work, presentations, and midterm/final examinations. Participation and punctuality in all classes weigh heavily in student evaluations.

Language of Instruction

English

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes

  • Students studying in Rome for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Italian once.
  • “(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.

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.

Scholarships

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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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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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

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jun 15, 2021*
Summer Session I and II 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
Summer Sessions I, II and III 2021 12 weeks Apr 1, 2021 May 18, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Jul 13, 2021*
Summer Session II and III 2021 8 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
Summer Session III 2021 4 weeks Apr 1, 2021 Jul 13, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*

*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.

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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
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your 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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    START AN APPLICATION
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    Contact Us

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