Rome

Overview

Rome, the eternal city, offers a wide variety of exciting experiences for study abroad students. More than 2,500 years of history have formed the city’s unique character, and walking in Rome is a constant voyage of discovery. While the past is inescapable in Rome, the contemporary city is a vibrant, bustling metropolis of 3 million people. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church.

Examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the 4th century. Home to the Vatican, Rome provides the perfect setting to study the early Christian church and to visit many of the archaeological sites associated with the early centuries of Christianity.

Study abroad in Rome this January!

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Rome
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Program Credits: 3 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.

Spring 2019

January 3 - January 25

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

Spring 2019 - November 01, 2018

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

You enroll in one course for 3 credits.

The focus of the course is to examine the early Christian church from the role Pontius Pilate played in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, to the inception and adoption of Nicene Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth century. The course is taught in English and incorporates extensive course-related excursions to places in and around Rome such as:

  • The Coliseum
  • The Vatican Museums
  • The Arch of Constantine
  • The Catacombs of St. Callistus
  • St. Peter’s Tomb
  • San Clemente
  • Santa Sabina
  • Santi Quattro Coronati
  • Palazzo Valentini

Courses

Art History

RL/HS/AH 250 - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity (J-Term)

History

RL/HS/AH 250 - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity (J-Term)

Religious Studies

RL/HS/AH 250 - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity (J-Term)

Course-Related Excursions

IES Abroad Rome organizes course-related excursions that complement what you’re learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Italian culture and society.

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Rome, it will feel like home.

Shared Apartments

Located throughout the city of Rome, apartments are shared with an Italian Student Companion (ISC), a local Italian host who is a student or young professional. Apartments are furnished, single-sex, and generally house four to seven students, with two to three sharing a bedroom. Apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen, and you are responsible for your own meals. Apartments also offer wireless Internet access.

Student Life

Orientation

Orientation begins the day after the arrival day. Conducted by IES Abroad staff, the one-day orientation program takes place in and around Rome and includes a guided tour of the city so you can quickly adapt to your new environment. Orientation sessions will include discussions on:

  • IES Abroad Academics and Policies
  • Personal safety
  • Practical aspects of life in Rome including: public transportation, banking, and shopping

You will also receive an IES Abroad Rome USB drive with important information on the IES Abroad Rome Program, Rome city living, and useful information for your time abroad.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.5 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required.

U.S. citizens in possession of a valid passport do not need to obtain a visa to enter or study in Italy. Non-U.S. citizens may be required to obtain a student visa prior to arrival.

Cost

Spring 2018

  • Tuition: $2,950
  • Housing: $900
  • Insurance: $60
  • Total: $3,910

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Program taught in:
English
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Last updated August 21, 2018
This course is Campus based
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Duration
3 weeks
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