Rome, Italy

Italian Language & Culture

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Information for term Italian Language & Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 13 – Jul 10, 2021 (4 weeks)
$6,500

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 7, 2021 (4 weeks)
$6,500

Overview

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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 step between thousands of years of art, history, and rich layers of contemporary Italian culture, surrounded by world-famous churches, monuments, and museums.

Rome is the home of three main 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 many more explorations throughout Italy

Each day, after morning language classes, you’ll head out on the town and speak Italian independently in shops and markets throughout the city. Living with a local homestay, you’ll practice your Italian as you prepare and 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.

  • LANGUAGE

    60 hours of instruction in Italian by CIEE professors

  • COLLEGE CREDIT

    4 college credits may be used to apply toward your future college degree, to demonstrate your ability to do college-level work, or to test out of a language level in college.

  • CERTIFICATE

    A certificate of learning in Italian, and documented language growth through pre- and post- program testing

Location & Culture

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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!

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"We are all coming from so many different places and backgrounds but we are able to come together through our passion of travelling and experiencing other’s lives (as well as eating pizza)...".

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

  • Housing

    Carefully Screened Homestay

  • Local Support

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

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.
  • Enjoy a 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

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Costs

Summer Session I 2021 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 13, 2021 Jul 10, 2021

$6,500

Summer Session II 2021 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 11, 2021 Aug 7, 2021

$6,500

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