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Program Overview

Program Overview

We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for Open Campus programs starting at $6,850. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.

Customize your study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the CIEE Global Institute – Rome offers maximum flexibility to engage and experience Rome in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your courses from our wide range of courses and subject areas.

In Rome, no matter how you build your program, you’ll surround yourself with the language, culture, and people of the Eternal City. You’ll have plenty of chances to get out and see Rome and Italy up close during included excursions and Study Tours.

Plus, you’ll have time to learn how to make fresh pasta, visit the historic center of Rome, one of the Unesco Heritage Site, the Vatican Museums, St. Peters and much more.

Students can also opt to combine locations across the four CIEE Open Campus locations – in Berlin, London, Paris and Rome – to create a truly individualized study abroad experience.

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Create Your Perfect Study Abroad Experience

Select courses from five academic tracks:*


  • Language, Literature & Culture - Learn or improve your Italian language skills, immerse yourself in 2,000 years of history, and learn about the most fascinating art and architecture works from Ancient Rome to the Renaissance and beyond. Some of the courses might also be offered in Italian.
  • Business - As one of the founding members of the European Union, and leading economy in Southern Europe, Rome is an ideal place to explore economics, finance, management, strategy, and more.
  • Communications, Journalism & New Media - Learn about the Italian film industry and international renowned directors; the influence of Italy’s national public broadcasting company on the national and international scenes; or the Italian journalism scene through the analysis of the most influential national newspapers.
  • Health Sciences - Discover Italy’s approach to public health, compare local and global health care systems, and learn about contemporary challenges in global health.
  • International Relations & Political Science - Dig into the difficult challenge of massive irregular immigration and other international complex issues that face Italy and European countries, and consider the effects they have around the world.

*You will be prompted to choose an optional track as part of your application; you can also select “no preference: multi-disciplinary.” Regardless of selected track, you can choose your courses from among all offered courses (unless your home university has other requirements). Study Tours and Academic Projects are designed to align with track themes.

Enroll in one, two or three 6-week blocks:

The Open Campus Program teaches full semester-length classes on a six-week academic block system, which results in courses that are taught more intensively than in a traditional semester-length course. Students should be prepared for a more focused academic experience with longer class sessions. Students must take two courses per block. In the second and third block one course can be an Academic Project (internship, service learning project, or independent research) and integrated seminar. Students choose one, two or three academic blocks during either the fall or spring semester. Each block is six weeks long, and can be combined with blocks in the Open Campus program in Berlin, London and Paris.

Stay in Rome – or combine locations

Stay in Rome for the duration of your study abroad – or add on blocks in other CIEE Open Campus locations in Berlin, London and Paris to experience more intercultural learning in Europe with CIEE’s unique Global Scholar program.

Global Scholars are students who combine sessions in the Open Campus programs in Berlin, London, Paris, or Rome. To amplify and maximize the academic benefits of multi-location learning, all Global Scholars must participate in Global Scholars Online (GSO), a virtual course. GSO will support your learning objectives at multiple CIEE Global Institutes. It will help you connect with peers, make sense of cultural differences, and transition among host cultures.

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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

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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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Global Institute Campus

Class co-curricular activities, study tours and extra-curricular events in Rome bring your studies to life. Learn about European Union monetary policy at the Ministry of Economics and Finance. See where more than 3,000 movies have been produced during a visit to Cinecittà. Experience ancient history in the Roman Forum and the Colosseum or, gaze in wonderment at some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world such as the Sistine Chapel or Consider Rome’s urban planning from a vantage point at the top of St. Peter’s Dome. Learn where different popes, kings, and presidents have lived during the centuries at the Palazzo del Quirinale

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Gain academic credit while working outside the classroom with an optional CIEE Academic Project and the required seminar. Choose from three options, based on your academic track/disciplinary focus, qualifications, and learning goals:

  • CIEE Academic Internship – Build new skills and intercultural competence, and become an active member of the Berlin professional environment by going behind the scenes at a local business or organization
  • CIEE Directed Research – Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent, local field work
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project – Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.

Academic partners in the past have included organizations such as LoveItaly, Binario 95, Startup Bootcamp, Stand Rome, Retake Roma or others active in the areas of disabilities, immigration, childhood, cultural heritage, social emergency, or international cooperation.

To be eligible to participate in an Academic Project, students must be in Rome for at least two consecutive blocks; Academic Projects are offered only in blocks 2 and 3. Additional restrictions and application requirements apply.

STUDY TOURS

Each academic block features a two-night, three-day study tour to a different region of Italy. Study Tour destinations may include visiting Tuscany to discover its Renaissance art and history and regional cuisine, exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii before heading to the Amalfi Coast to see its stunning cliffs and learn about its tradition of local businesses and craftsmanship, experiencing the Veneto region and its charming towns of Venice and Padua or flying across the sea to the island of Sicily and its Late Baroque heritage in the Val di Noto.

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Learn how to make fresh Italian pasta or gelato with your fellow study abroad participants. Take part in conversation exchanges with local students. Volunteer at a retirement community, arts organization, youth center, homeless shelter, or school. CIEE provides opportunities virtually every day to connect with the locals and immerse yourself in Italian life.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Fall Block I 2016 (6 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
09/24/2016
$6,500

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,457
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Fall Blocks I, II 2016 (12 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
11/05/2016
$12,500

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,832
Housing
$3,250
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$200
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Fall Blocks I, II, III 2016 (18 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
12/17/2016
$17,000

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,707
Housing
$4,875
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,700
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$300
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Fall Block II 2016 (6 wks)
06/01/2016
09/26/2016
11/05/2016
$6,500

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,457
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Fall Blocks II, III 2016 (12 wks)
06/01/2016
09/26/2016
12/17/2016
$12,500

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,832
Housing
$3,250
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$200
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Fall Block III 2016 (6 wks)
07/01/2016
11/07/2016
12/17/2016
$6,500

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,457
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$118

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Spring Block I 2017 (6 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
02/18/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,758
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$120
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Spring Blocks I, II 2017 (12 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
04/01/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,133
Housing
$3,250
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$240
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Spring Blocks I, II, III 2017 (18 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
05/13/2017
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,508
Housing
$4,875
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,700
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$360
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Spring Block II 2017 (6 wks)
12/01/2016
02/20/2017
04/01/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,758
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$120
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Spring Blocks II, III 2017 (12 wks)
12/01/2016
02/20/2017
05/13/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,133
Housing
$3,250
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$240
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Spring Block III 2017 (6 wks)
01/01/2017
04/03/2017
05/13/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,758
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$120
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Fall Block I 2017 (6 wks)
05/01/2017
08/14/2017
09/24/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,758
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$120
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

More Information
Fall Blocks I, II 2017 (12 wks)
05/01/2017
08/14/2017
11/05/2017
$12,850

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Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,133
Housing
$3,250
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$240
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

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Fall Blocks I, II, III 2017 (18 wks)
05/01/2017
08/14/2017
12/17/2017
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$12,508
Housing
$4,875
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,700
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$360
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000
Other ***
$250

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

*** Residence Permit Fees

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Fall Block II 2017 (6 wks)
05/01/2017
09/25/2017
11/05/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,758
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$120
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

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Fall Blocks II, III 2017 (12 wks)
05/01/2017
09/25/2017
12/17/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,133
Housing
$3,250
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$240
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

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Fall Block III 2017 (6 wks)
06/01/2017
11/06/2017
12/17/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,758
Housing
$1,625
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$100
Books & Supplies
$120
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

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OC Academic Year 2016-2017 (39 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
05/13/2017
$32,300

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$23,708
Housing
$8,125
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$8,100
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$720
Potential travel to consulate for visa **
$500
Personal expenses
$9,000
Expenses during break ***
$900

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** while there is not typically a fee for the visa application, students may need to travel to the consulate to apply

*** academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Students enroll in two courses per academic block, earning 6 semester / 9 quarter credits for one block, 12 semester / 18 quarter credits for two blocks, or 18 semester / 27 quarter credits for three blocks.

Each course is 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. CIEE Academic Projects are approximately 100-120 total hours of field-based work/internship, service-learning, or independent research hours, plus 15 seminar hours and meetings with CIEE faculty advisors, for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in the Open Campus program may select an academic track (i.e., Business; Language, Literature, and Culture; International Relations) during the application process and enroll in one, two, or all three six-week academic blocks per semester, students may also attend the full academic year. Students must enroll in two courses per academic block, one of which could be an Acadmemic Project or a direct-enrollment course at a local university- Roma Tre- (availability permitting; restrictions apply).

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About the City

About The City

With a history of over 2,500 years and a population of 4.3 million, Rome today is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. Once the center of Western civilization and capital of a vast empire, Rome later became the seat of the Papacy, and a major center of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque. As a result, the city is home to hundreds of churches, monuments and museums, and some of the most visited places in the world, including Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. Rome’s historic center is also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.As the capital city of Italy, Rome is the seat of the Italian government and host to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization. Rome attracts immigrants from many countries and is a truly multicultural city.

Within the city boundaries of Rome, the Vatican City is an independent country, the only existing example of a country within a city. For this reason, Rome has often been defined as capital of two states.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Giulia Bottero, PhD

Academic Director, Rome

Giulia Bottero is the Academic Director and an Italian language instructor for the CIEE Global Institute – Rome. She came to CIEE after working in international education for nearly ten years as an Italian language faculty member and program coordinator. Giulia studied at the University of Rome La Sapienza, and then at the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, where she earned her Ph.D. in Eastern Languages and an additional M.A. in “Advanced Planning of Teaching Programs for Italian Language and Culture,” with a dissertation on the development of Intercultural Competence through on-site classes. Giulia is a native of Rome and is happy to share her knowledge and love for her city with students experiencing it for the first time.

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Rosalyn Carey, BA

Student Services Coordinator

Rosalyn hails from Syracuse, New York, and received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Richmond, in Virginia. During college, she studied abroad in Rome, during which time she also participated in an internship with a cultural center where she helped organize an international literature festival. After graduation she returned to Rome, where she has worked for five years in the study abroad field, enjoying contributing to students’ experiences in the city she has come to call home. In her free time, Rosie enjoys reading, baking, traveling, singing along to music and spending time with family and friends.

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Valentina Follo, PhD

Director, Global Institute - Rome

Valentina Follo is the Resident Director, Global Institute – Rome. She graduated summa cum laude in classical archaeology at University La Sapienza in Rome and also studied at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After receiving her M.A. in pedagogy of antiquity from the University of Ferrara, she completed her Ph.D. in Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World from the University of Pennsylvania. For years, Dr. Follo has been sharing her passion for the Eternal City with American university students in various capacities. In addition to teaching at Loyola University and IES Abroad, she has created and supervised numerous student internship and exhibition opportunities as curator of the Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection at the American Academy in Rome.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Global Institute – Rome is located in the Prati neighborhood, right at the heart of Rome. Just a few minutes away from the historical center, and a ten-minute walk to the Vatican City. Prati is filled with authentic Roman trattorie and great restaurants and live music venues. Other historical sites within walking distance include the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Campo de’ Fiori. Some classes will also be held at an external facility, within a 15-minute walk of the Global Institute. All classrooms are designed to ensure comfort and quality for a successful academic experience.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Students share apartments in well-appointed historic buildings in Prati, a safe, residential area, close to markets, shops, restaurants and public transportation.

Apartments house 4-6 CIEE students, living in double or triple bedrooms. Some students may also share their apartment with a “buddy,” a local student enrolled at the Roma Tre University . All apartments are within walking distance of the CIEE Global Institute, or within a short commute and minutes away from the most famous sites in Rome. Apartments offer modern amenities (including washing machines, microwaves and hairdryers), wireless internet and a common room (living room or eat-in kitchen, with appliances and cookware). Cleaning of the common spaces and changing of the linens every two weeks Meals are not included. Meals are not included.

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Orientations

Orientations

Students begin their study abroad experience in Rome before they leave home with an online pre-departure orientation to help them understand more about the program, address important logistical questions about arrival and first days on site and cultural differences of the host country. CIEE resident staff members meet with students online and share information about the program and site, as well as the chance to ask questions.

A mandatory multi-day, on-site orientation at the beginning of each academic block introduces students to the Italian, and Roman, society and culture, and the CIEE academic program. You’ll also get practical information on living in Italy, and Rome in particular. Excursions in and around the city introduce you to the subway system and showcase major points of interest, resources, and amenities.

Students continuing from previous academic blocks at other locations must attend the on-site orientation for each block.

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Internet

Internet

Students should bring wireless-enabled laptops for both academic writing and research.

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Culture

Culture

LANGUAGE IMMERSION

All CIEE students, regardless of previous language experience, have the opportunity to learn Italian.

CIEE staff can organize Italian language partners (typically local Italian students) to help students practice and improve their Italian language skills. Additionally, for students with specific language acquisition goals, CIEE staff members can create individual community engagement plans to help students fulfill their objectives.

CIEE staff can organize Italian language partners (typically local Italian students) to help students practice and improve their Italian language skills. Additionally, for students with specific language acquisition goals, CIEE staff members can create individual community engagement plans to help students fulfill their objectives.

STUDY TOURS AND EXCURSIONS

CIEE students in all courses visit numerous significant Rome locations to underscore and expand on in-class lessons. Instructors lead detailed discussions preceding the visits and debriefing sessions afterward to encourage students to synthesize and reflect on their experiences.

Students also participate in a two-night, three-day study tour, included in the program fees, to another region in Italy during each academic block.The study tours are designed to further learning goals while offering students the opportunity to engage in intercultural comparative experiences. Coursework and activities before and after these trips promotes cultural self-awareness, cultural literacy, and ability to bridge cultural gaps.

Study tours are designed to afford students of all academic backgrounds an enriching learning experience in locations off the beaten path. Through our 360-degree approach to breathtaking Italian cities and regions, students gain invaluable insights into the area’s political, social, economic and cultural past and present as experts lead participants in exciting, hands-on activities.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS

Throughout each block, CIEE organizes fun social and cultural activities that help students get to know their peers, as well as their host community and and to engage with the local community.. Activities may include visits to museums, archaeological sites and monuments, gelato-making workshops, theme-focused walking tours, cooking classes, outings to papal audiences or local festivals, sketching tours, soccer games, etc. Other activities may include having aperitivos with local students or discovering Rome through movie locations in the city.

In addition, CIEE arranges interest groups, including those for the arts, books, music, education, cooking, and more, so you can have fun, be active, and make new friends.

VOLUNTEERING

Give back and make a difference in your host community is important to Ciee. Community engagement opportunities are available for students interested in connecting to Rome. Students might volunteer at local retirement communities, arts organizations, youth centers, homeless shelters and more.

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Academics

Academics

Students must take two courses per academic block, the equivalent of a full-time course load. Students choose from a wide range of courses in five academic tracks. Most courses are taught in English by CIEE faculty; advanced speakers (at least four semesters of college-level Italian or the equivalent) might have the option of enrolling in CIEE courses taught in Italian, depending on availability. Students staying for three blocks in Rome, also have the possibility for direct- enrollment courses, both in Italian and English, held at our partner universities, Roma Tre and LUISS. Students should consult with CIEE staff before enrolling.

Students will be asked to select a track as part of their application; “no preference: multi-disciplinary” is also an option. Students can select their courses from among all offered courses, regardless of selected track (unless their home universities have other requirements).

ACADEMIC CULTURE

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically feature a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular activities, guest lectures, and other special academic experiences designed to provide students fully “place-based” experience. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.

NATURE OF CLASSES

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are typically for CIEE students, though in some cases Italian or other international students from partner institutions might enroll as well. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the work load demanding. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week. Students should not plan personal travel out of Rome when classes are in session. Required co-curricular excursions complement the coursework and immerse you in Italian history and culture. Direct-enrollment courses at local universities are taken with Italian and other international students.

All required co-curricular activities are subject to change and may be finalized after arrival in Rome. Students should make no independent travel plans until receiving final syllabi and event schedules on site. Class attendance is strictly enforced.

GRADING SYSTEM

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of class participation, homework, weekly assignments, oral presentations, and final examinations.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

The primary language of instruction is English. Language courses and a limited number of area studies courses for advanced Italian speakers (minimum of four years of college-level Italian or equivalent) may be offered in Italian.

FACULTY

CIEE has developed strong relationships with some of Rome’s most-respected universities and research institutions to ensure the highest-quality course offerings. Faculty from local institutions, as well as visiting faculty from around the world, teach CIEE courses, and students can also enroll directly in Italian university courses. A core group of CIEE faculty members serve as academic coordinators and professors and is responsible for coordinating student Academic Projects and working with CIEE resident staff members to set up special guest lectures, excursions, activities, and more.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Courses (with descriptions) offered in Rome are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours, credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. To compare classes offered across all Open Campus locations for each block, view the Spring 2017 course comparison tool here.

Rome Spring 2017 Course List

“GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

BLOCK 1

Language, Literature and Culture

HIST 3003 ROIT Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day: The Art, Architecture and History of the Ancient City

HIST 3004 ROIT / ITST 3002 ROIT A City within a City: The Vatican and Rome. History, Politics and Society

ITAL 1001 ROIT Italian Language - Beginning I

NONCR ITAL ROIT Survival Italian

Business

(GI) MGMT 3001 ROIT Business Ethics and Leadership

International Relations and Political Science

POLI 3001 ROIT Power, Politics and Law: Mafia, Camorra and Gomorrah

Communications, Journalism and New Media

CINE 3001 ROIT Discovering Rome through Cinema

Health Sciences

FSCI 3001 ROITFood, Nutrition and Culture

BLOCK 2

Academic Projects

(GI) INSH 3801 ROIT Internship Seminar

(GI) INDR 4901 ROIT Directed Independent Research

(GI) SVCL 3701 ROIT Service-Learning Project

Language, Literature and Culture

AHIS 3002 ROIT Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci: The Story behind the Italian Renaissance

ITAL 1002 ROIT Italian Language - Beginning II

NONCR ITAL ROIT Survival Italian

Business

(GI) BUSI 3005 ROIT Power and Networks in Italian Business

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) POLI 3002 ROIT European Comparative Political Systems

Communications, Journalism and New Media

(GI) GEND 3002 ROIT / COMM 3004 ROIT Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture

THES 3001 ROIT The Art of Comedy: Masks and Motifs of Italian Theatre

Health Sciences

(GI) PUBH 3003 ROIT Comparative Health Care Systems

BLOCK 3

Academic Projects

(GI) INSH 3801 ROITInternship Seminar

(GI) INDR 4901 ROIT Directed Independent Research

(GI) SVCL 3701 ROIT Service-Learning Project

Language, Literature and Culture

AHIS 3001 ROIT Genius Artists for the Genius City

ARCH 3001 ROIT Mythology and Architecture in Rome

ITAL 2001 ROIT Italian Language - Intermediate I

NONCR ITAL ROIT Survival Italian

Business

(GI) BUSI 3004 ROITEntrepreneurialism in a European Context

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) HIST 3001 SPQRNational Identity through Politics and Society

Communications, Journalism and New Media

CINE 3002 ROIT (ENG)The Great Beauty: Pride and Politics in the Italian Film Industry (in English)

(GI) JOUR 3001 ROIT International Journalism

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE TRACK

ITAL 1001 ROIT ITALIAN LANGUAGE -- BEGINNING I

ITAL 1002 ROIT ITALIAN LANGUAGE --BEGINNING II

These courses are an introduction to the basic elements of the Italian language and are focused on oral communication and vocabulary acquisition. Students study the present tense of regular and irregular verbs, definite/ indefinite articles, subject pronouns and simple/composed prepositions. They also learn a basic repertoire of words and simple phrases related to concrete situations. Students learn basic communicative strategies, phrases and familiar everyday expressions. They understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance and they can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, their immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate needs. In these courses, students learn how to apply the fundamental grammar rules - such as the present perfect and future tenses, demonstrative/possessive adjectives and pronouns, reflexive verbs - to the written Italian communication. They can write simple postcards, sending holiday greetings, and fill in forms with personal details.

ITAL 2001 ROIT ITALIAN LANGUAGE -- INTERMEDIATE I

This course provides a review and expansion of Italian grammar, vocabulary and culture, through the study of the following grammatical structures: imperfect tense, present/past conditional, direct/indirect personal pronouns. Students are expected to deal with most situations likely to arise in Italy. They link a series of shorter, discrete simple elements into a connected, linear sequence of points. They understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency every day or job-related Italian language. This course is designed to facilitate practical communication skills and encourage efforts towards student integration in Italy. The acquisition of oral communication skills is stressed and therefore the predominant language of instruction at this level is Italian. Students are expected to develop oral proficiency in the usage of intermediate linguistic structures. Through this course students produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest and describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. They can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need, as well as describe events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

NONCR ITAL ROIT

SURVIVAL ITALIAN

This course is designed for students who wish to learn basic skills in communicating during their study program in Rome. The aim of this course is to provide the linguistic tools necessary both for students to make themselves understood as well as to enable them to gain a better understanding of the way of life in Rome, through practice using language in everyday situations through role-playing, excursions, and instruction using a wide variety of media that illuminate daily life in Italy.

AHIS 3001 ROIT

GENIUS ARTISTS FOR THE GENIUS CITY

Students will analyze Italian art history from the 15th to the 18th centuries when the most outstanding examples of sculpture, paintings and architecture that shaped the Roma were created. Michelangelo, Bernini, Borromini, Bramante, Caravaggio will be studied within the context of Italian history: their personality, biographies and style will open the debate on the role of the artist during Renaissance and Baroque. Finally, as most of their works were commissioned by the Popes, the course helps to understand how the history of the Catholic Church, the political history of the region and the history of the noble families intersect.

AHIS 3002 ROIT

MICHELANGELO AND LEONARDO DA VINCI: THE STORY BEHIND THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

Florence is considered the motherland of Italian 15th-century Renaissance. Rome also played an important role in preserving and recreating classic values of harmony, balance and beauty. Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci embodied the ideal of the total artist, who aimed to achieve unity among all of the Arts. By exploring biographical facts, understanding jealousy and motifs, reflecting on the concept of prestige and recognition, students will achieve a complete knowledge of this glorious stage of Italian culture. Field-trips and visits to the Sistine Chapel or to the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere will expand knowledge acquired through class sessions.

ARCH 3001 ROIT

MYTHOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE IN ROME

Every building in Rome, every fountain and every sculpture hide and reveal at the same time centuries of history, legends and myths. By studying the urban transformation of the city from ancient times to the present, students will be able to explore and recognize the relationship between mythology and architecture, as exemplified by the Trevi Fountain or Piazza Navona, which will be analyzed during on-site classes.

HIST 3003 ROIT

ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY: THE ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT CITY

This course will examine the art, architecture and history of ancient Roma, from the end of the 5th century BCE to the 5th century AD. As Rome was the capital city of the Roman empire (and the kernel of this empire as well), students will have the opportunity of exploring and visiting astonishing buildings and archaeological remains which are stunning examples of political, religious and civil architecture, such as: the mausoleum of Augustus, the Trojan market or even the via Appia Antica, probably the oldest high speed road in the world, just to mention a few. Students will learn about and understand the origins of Rome, the origins of what nowadays is Europe, as a political entity, and also the origins of Christianity, a new religion that shaped the city and the whole empire in its last centuries.

HIST 3004 ROIT / ITST 3002 ROIT

A CITY WITHIN A CITY: THE VATICAN AND ROME. HISTORY, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY

History, Political System, Economy and Culture of the Vatican will be analyzed in their relationship with the city of Rome: the role of the Pope, the artistic features of Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums – which student will be visiting – will be discussed and critically analyzed in order to elaborate on the political and social implications of a city within a city.

BUSINESS TRACK

(GI) BUSI 3004 ROIT

ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Students will develop a solid foundation in understanding the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the modern global economy. Entrepreneurship is an ever more important force in job creation, competitiveness, innovation, and economic growth. This course examines the state of entrepreneurship in Europe and assesses the outlook for the EU in its push to maintain and grow its economic and competitive strength, especially in view of emerging economic rivals. Special attention is paid to the legal, political, and economic consequences of increased entrepreneurial activity in EU countries. The cases of some of the greatest Italian entrepreneurs, such as Adriano Olivetti, Michele Ferrero, and Giorgio Arman will be discussed. Company visits and guest lectures from local entrepreneurs allow students to witness and discuss contemporary entrepreneurship in action.

BUSI 3005 ROIT

POWER AND NETWORKS IN ITALIAN BUSINESS

The immortal fame of the De Medici family comes back in its full glory in this course; the Florentine family was the first example in the history of strategic network management. Thanks to Lorenzo, Cosimo, and Piero the Unfortunate, we will understand how power can be strategically managed and held for generations and how contemporary organizations still employ some of the DeMedici skills to develop a competitive advantage. In this course we will learn concepts like “the strength of the weak ties” and the consequences of embeddedness; Marc Granovetter’s fundamental work will be the dashboard for our discovery of power.

(GI) MGMT 3001 ROIT

BUSINESS ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP

This course examines the philosophical foundations and basic principles of ethics as they apply to businesses and the environments in which they operate. Real-world case studies are used to provide students with insight into the how businesses and organizations manage – and in some cases fail to manage – challenging ethical and moral dilemmas. Students also consider the particular responsibilities of business leaders in fostering ethical awareness and practices within the corporate context.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE TRACK

HIST 3001 ROIT

SPQR: NATIONAL IDENTITY THROUGH POLITICS AND SOCIETY

The Senate and the People of Rome (SPQR): this inscription appears in Roman political, legal and historical literature since ancient times. Students will analyze the construction of the Italian national identity through relevant historical events, such as the Unification process, the Fascism and the post war eras in order to understand current issues and governmental forms in Italy.

POLI 3001 ROIT

POWER, POLITICS, AND LAW: MAFIA, CAMORRA, AND GOMORRAH

Popular culture, through movies, TV shows, music and comics, shaped the international representation of the Italian Mafia. This course will analyze historical reasons behind the birth of Mafia and Camorra, closed linked from Rome to Sicily. Laws and political also implications will be studied in order to understand anti-mafia movements, as exemplified by the book, the movie, and the TV show Gomorrah by journalist Roberto Saviano.

(GI) POLI 3002 ROIT

EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS (GI)

This course will introduce students to the politics in Western European countries, with a focus on Italy, and the two largest founding members of the European Union: Germany and France, as well as other western and peripheral European nations. The course will examine the most significant aspects of European politics, by analyzing the functioning or the European Union and its governing bodies. The relationship between EU-wide directives and policies, and national policies on topics such as taxation, the welfare state, health care systems and immigration will be also explained and analyzed. With the goal of making students more sophisticated consumers and analysts of news on European politics, students will be required to read on a weekly basis selected current publications, in order to discuss and understand some of the most relevant current developments in European politics, including how Italy and other countries deal with political corruption, confronting views on how to resolve national economic crises, and alternative approaches to resolve the challenges of illegal immigration, among others.

COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA TRACK

CINE 3001 ROIT

DISCOVERING ROME THROUGH CINEMA

This course will take advantage of the fact that numerous films have used Rome as their setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Roman and Italian societies by watching and analyzing different films, their directors and the city they portray. The course will focus on films from the end of the World War II until the 1980s, which will allow students to follow the main developments of the 20th century as developed in Roma and in Italy. Students will visit the studios Cinecittà, and will focus on the film productions of some of the most well-known Italian film directors, like Fellini, Passolini or Rossellini.

CINE 3002 ROIT (ENG)

THE GREAT BEAUTY: PRIDE AND POLITICS IN THE ITALIAN FILM INDUSTRY (in English)

Through the Oscar winning movie The Great Beauty, shot and dedicate to Rome, students will analyze history, themes and political implications in the Italian film industry, since the early 20th century to present time. Rome, Open City by Roberto Rossellini will allow students to understand Italian Neorealism, Italian Comedy and Spaghetti Western will be also interpreted in their historical context. Visits to the Cinecittà Studios and debates with local film students will complement knowledge acquired in class. (This course is taught in English.)

(GI) GEND 3002 ROIT / COMM 3004 ROIT

GENDER, RACE, SEXUALITY, AND POPULAR CULTURE

Through this course, students will apply a critical lens to the representation of gender, race, and sexuality in popular cultural media including Italian TV, film, radio, the Internet, music, advertising and literature. By contrasting and comparing similar representations in other European countries and the United States, students will be able to critically analyze the construction of multiple identities and the corresponding theoretical frameworks, as defined by Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler or Jacques Lacan. The representation of masculinity in Italian movies, the feminist movement during the Fascist era and the current debate on gender studies in Italian universities (with emphasis on Università di Roma La Sapienza) will be also addressed.

(GI) JOUR 3001 ROIT

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM

This course will introduce students to theories and techniques of journalism (history, formats, processes) with emphasis on covering diverse, multi-racial communities fairly and accurately, the role of journalism in a democracy, news values and ethics, reporting and writing techniques. Journalism will be analyzed and studied as a complex phenomenon, which involves historical, political, linguistic and social factors. The representation of international journalism in its technique and resources will be also addressed through the analysis of movies such as Citizen Kane and recent TV shows such as The Newsroom or House of Cards. Students will focus on the Italian journalism scene through the analysis of Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica, the biggest national newspapers, whose editorial offices will be visited. Specific connections with the city of Rome will be explored through free press examples such as Metro or City, whose contributors students will meet.

THES 3001 ROIT

THE ART OF COMEDY: MASKS AND MOTIFS OF ITALIAN THEATER

This course will examine the role of comedy in Italian Theatre since the 14th century to present time. Irony, humor and grotesque will be analyze as dramatic resources for criticizing contemporary Italian society: from the Commedia Dell’Arte to Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, emblematic playwrights and actors will be studied. Visits to emblematic theatres such as Teatro Valle and Teatro Argentina will be also included in the course.

HEALTH SCIENCES TRACK

FSCI 3001 ROIT

FOOD, NUTRITION, AND CULTURE

This course analyzes the relationship between food, nutrition and health. A key idea analyzed in the course is that food is culturally defined: what is considered a food in Culture A is not necessarily a food in culture B. Key topics explained in the course include human nutrition, main classes of nutrients, causes and consequences of malnutrition, and what can be done to prevent it. The basics and benefits of nutritious diets are analyzed, and the Mediterranean and Italian diets are used as case studies. Concepts such as RDA (recommended dietary allowances), recommended DRI (dietary reference intake), and food pyramids are presented. Specific RDAs by country and DRI for various age and gender groups are discussed. Food pyramids of specific countries such as Italy, the US and Sweden, which published the first food pyramid, are also presented. The course also analyzes the guidelines published by the WHO and the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), relating to objectives to prevent obesity, and promote healthy diets.

(GI) PUBH 3003 ROIT

COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

This course explores the impact of demographics, infrastructure, political and public will, global economic conditions, historical and geopolitical circumstances on structure and functioning of healthcare systems. Students will be able to understand and compare actors, patterns and mechanisms in the European healthcare systems, with special emphasis on the debate on healthcare in the United States and the specific structure of the Italian system. Conversations with physicians and administrators will complement knowledge acquired in class.

CIEE ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Each Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s academic track, project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.

Students may participate in up to two Academic Projects per semester, in blocks II and/or III. To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project in order to prepare for and plan the placement.

Participation in an Academic Project does not count as toward the track course requirement.

(GI) INSH 3801 ROIT

Internship Seminar

The CIEE Internship Seminar provides immersion in the local work environment and helps build both practical skills and intercultural competence. Students will learn how to apply academic knowledge in a business setting, interact with co-workers, and compare teamwork and interpersonal interactions in different cultures. Students will work in local companies and organizations for a total of 100-120 contact hours. On-site experience is reinforced by a solid academic component with weekly seminar meetings and individual academic advising meetings, for a total of 15 contact hours. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

(GI) INDR 4901 ROIT

Directed Independent Research

CIEE supports qualified students who wish to pursue an academically rigorous independent research project while abroad. In order to enroll, students must submit a research proposal including a clearly defined research topic, explanation of research plans, description of preparation in the planned area of study, list of resources, tentative outline of a final paper, and suggested schedule of progress. Students complete a total of 100-120 hours of research and meet regularly with an advisor to complete an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final research paper. Approval for participation in Directed Independent Research must be obtained from CIEE and the student’s home institution prior to arrival on the program. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

(GI) SVCL 3701 ROIT

Service-Learning Project

The Service-Learning Project combines a practical community-based project with a CIEE Seminar and is designed to challenge students to combine their course-based learning with practical experiences in relevant community-based projects. The project consists of a new project (or an extension of an existing project) that meets the demonstrated need of a local community organization. Students are required to develop a diagnostic plan and to produce a full project proposal that will be reviewed for approval by a service-learning committee by the end of the previous academic block of study. The project will include a community needs-assessment, data collection, and final presentation. Students will work in local organizations for a total of 100-120 contact hours. The service-learning seminar covers the core service-learning principles of engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

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