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

December 6, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: December 6, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 4, 2020 (3 weeks)
$5,450

Application Deadline

December 6, 2019
weeks
days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: December 6, 2019
  • Dates: Jul 12 – Aug 1, 2020 (3 weeks)
$5,450

Overview

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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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High School Summer Abroad at the Collesium
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.

  • Housing

    Dormitory

  • Local Support

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

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Activities

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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.


​​Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

ELIGIBILITY​

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

APPLICATION FEE

$25

Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Costs

Summer Session I 2020 3 weeks Dec 6, 2019 Jun 14, 2020 Jul 4, 2020

$5,450

Summer Session II 2020 3 weeks Dec 6, 2019 Jul 12, 2020 Aug 1, 2020

$5,450

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