Rome, Italy

Italian Language & Culture

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 11 – Jul 8, 2023 (4 weeks)

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 9 – Aug 5, 2023 (4 weeks)


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Immerse yourself in Rome’s rich culture

Few experiences rival the opportunity to study abroad in Rome. Nowhere else can students walk among thousands of years of art, history, and exciting layers of contemporary Italian culture, while surrounded by unparalleled churches, monuments, and museums.

Rome is the home of three major universities. Learning here is a local specialty and as much a centerpiece of daily life as fine foods. The language skills and experiences you’ll gain here will equip you for further exploration throughout Italy’s peninsula.

Each day after language classes, you’ll share meals, shop at local markets, learn local customs, and enjoy everyday life – and gelato! By the end of your stay, your proficiency will have grown by leaps and bounds.

You’ll also be able to put your new skills into practice while conversing with local program leaders, who will help you to discover the city from a true Roman’s perspective!

The Take-Aways


    Call Rome home for 4 weeks and come back with increased language proficiency and a greater understanding of the Italian way of life. Bring home life stories to remember your cultural experiences. Demonstrate your language growth through a test before and after your program. On average across our programs, students learn in four weeks what U.S. high school students learn in one year.


    Earn 4 college credits to either apply toward your future college degree, or to use to demonstrate your ability to do college-level work, or test out of a language level in college!


    After just 4 weeks away, you'll build self-confidence, gain a broader world view, improve your interpersonal communication skills and make lifelong friends from all across the U.S.

Location & Culture

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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 charming piazzas. The Vatican Museums contain enough valuables to keep you busy for days.

During guided tours and onsite workshops and activities 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? 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 gap experience with gusto!

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.

Daily Life

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Daily Life


Each day offers a balance between interactive instruction and cultural activities with time on your own, too. Morning classes and afternoon activities may swap places.  

  • Breakfast at your homestay  
  • Engaging Italian classes with expert language instructors, all native-speakers   
  • Lunch in the community with your fellow Global Navigators  
  • Out and about for authentic conversations in the community and a Cultural Activity   
  • Dinner and evening discussions at your homestay  
  • Weekend 
  • Overnight or day excursions to top sites  
  • Quality time with friends and everyone at your homestay  

Check out the blog posts to discover more about daily life and excursions on program. 

  • Housing

    Carefully-screened Homestay

  • 24/7 SUPPORT

    1 Program Leader for every 12 students and support from local staff

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  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Soak up some history, culture, and sights on a day trip to Tuscia, located in the Lazio region, and explore the beautiful town of Viterbo, home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. 
  • Shake it out on the rhythm of Italian folkloric dance Tarantella. 
  • Stretch your vocal chords in an Italian singing workshop. 

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, covid-related measures and restrictions 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


Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2023 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 11, 2023 Jul 8, 2023


Summer Session II 2023 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jul 9, 2023 Aug 5, 2023


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