Rome, Italy

Summer in Rome

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Information for term Summer in Rome

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 16 – Jun 13, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 13 – Jul 11, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 6, 2022 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 16 – Jul 11, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 13 – Aug 6, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per Session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per Session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 16 – Aug 6, 2022 (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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Explore some of the world’s most breathtaking cultural destinations, like the Colosseum, the Vatican, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Spanish Steps. The Eternal City beckons those whose passion for food, art, cultural, and history is inexhaustible.

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Unique Experiences

  • EXPLORE

    a vibrant metropolis whose ancient history and culture is visible on many (literally!) levels.

  • 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.

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.

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

Excursion and projects are examples of past opportunities students have enjoyed. Not all are available every term.

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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

    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.

  • B

    St. Peter's Basilica

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

What People are Saying

  • "I really enjoyed my experience and would say it was the best time of my life. CIEE was extremely helpful and I never felt unsafe or unprotected."

    Lawrencia P., Florida A&M University
  • "It’s a great program! A lot of cultural and social experiences which I’ll always remember."

    Elisha M., University of Washington
  • "I really enjoyed my time abroad. I had a great time. It’s a very great experience."

    Maria W.,
  • "It is an amazing experience and way to meet new people."

    Sabria C., North Carolina A & T State University

Academics

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Academics

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

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 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

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

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 are for CIEE students only. 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.

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

Course Notes

  • Students studying in Rome for multiple sessions may take Communicative Italian only once.

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III

Course
Language
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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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.

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

Our Staff

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Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
  • 1

    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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  • 2

    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

  • 3

    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.