Rome, Italy

Exploring Rome Through the Arts

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Information for term Exploring Rome Through the Arts

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 9 – 29, 2019 (3 weeks)

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 7 – 27, 2019 (3 weeks)


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Live, learn and create in one of the world’s richest capitals of culture and fine art.

Picture yourself living in a guest house behind a castle fortress, around the corner from St. Peter’s Square and the Sistine Chapel. Trying your hand at a range of applied art techniques, from ancient to contemporary. Taking Italian cooking and singing classes or playing pickup soccer in your spare time. With the Vatican Museums in your neighborhood and Rome as your classroom, you’ll be completely immersed in the city’s dazzling culture.

Lectures on Rome’s rich artistic history come alive through inspiring classes held onsite in museums and studios. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dabble, experiment, and apply what you learn in hands-on workshops.

Train in millennia-old techniques like mosaic design and fresco painting. Then move through the ages to photography and filmmaking. Along the way, learn first-hand about the artists and creative processes that led to Rome’s legacy as a world center of fine arts — both past and present. 

The Take-Aways

  • Portfolio

    Portfolio items including a final project

  • Knowledge

    Demonstrated knowledge about art history and fine arts subjects, vocabulary and techniques covered in coursework

  • Certificate

    A Certificate of Learning in Art & History

Location & Culture

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Exploring the streets of Rome with CIEE High School Summer Abroad
Visit Vatican City with CIEE High School Summer Abroad
The Eternal City is famous for its cultural heritage, art scene, and delicious cuisine. 

With a history spanning 3,000 years, Rome is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Ancient statues adorn museums housing priceless paintings and archaeological treasures. On this program you’ll visit major landmarks, including the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Ceiling, and Mussolini’s own Forum. The Vatican Museums contain enough valuables to keep you busy for days.

During guided tours and onsite classes you’ll discover historical monuments, architectural icons and artistic masterpieces spanning antiquity, the Renaissance, Baroque and more modern periods. 

What else can you do in Rome? Stroll through medieval piazzas, view Renaissance paintings, and catch up with the latest fashion by window shopping. Eat gelato! People-watch in busy cafes, grab a plate of pasta or pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice), and live your summer with gusto! 

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

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  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Sample Activities:

  • Climb to the top of St. Peter’s dome.
  • View the Colosseum, Vatican, Spanish Steps and other iconic sites in Rome.
  • Take a cooking class in the world’s gastronomical capital.
  • Learn how gelato is made in one of Roman most famous "gelateria" and then taste plenty!
  • Bike around the famous Villa Borghese park on a pedal-powered treasure hunt.
  • Stretch your vocal chords in an Italian singing workshop.
  • Picnic at the 17th century Villa Pamphili and play soccer on its vast public green.
  • Take a day trip to the hills of Tivoli, home to two Unesco World Heritage Sites with grand Renaissance villas and gardens.
  • Pack your bags for a multi-day trip to Florence and explore world-famous masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture.
  • Shake it out on the rythm of Italian folkoric dance Tarantella.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.



Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insureance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.

Program fee includes iNext travel insurance. Full inclusions are found online.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2019 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 9, 2019 Jun 29, 2019


Summer Session II 2019 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 7, 2019 Jul 27, 2019


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