Summer is the perfect time to explore the city of Rome while practicing your Italian language skills. Our Rome Summer Language & Culture Program offers to begin to advanced language courses taught by expert faculty trained in second language acquisition. Practice all four skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) while focusing on your oral proficiency. During your time in Rome, you won’t just speak the language—you’ll learn what makes the Italian culture one of a kind.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Rome
  • City: Rome
  • Country: Italy
  • Program Credits: 6 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English, Italian
  • 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.

Summer 2018

  • May 23-July 6

Upcoming Application Deadlines:

  • Application deadline has passed


Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. You will enroll in a required Italian language course and one English-taught area studies course, for a total of 6 credits. Placement in the IES Abroad language course is determined by an online predeparture language assessment and an on-site interview conducted during orientation. Along with your Italian course, you will choose an English-taught area studies course. These courses encourage experiential learning by making the city’s historical, artistic, and architectural wealth your classroom. Area studies courses offered have included:

  • Art History
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies


This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

Art History

  • RL/HS/AH 255 - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity (Summer)
  • US/SO/AH 319 - Rome as a Living Museum (Summer)


  • RL/HS/AH 255 - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity (Summer)


  • IT 105 - Beginning Italian I (Summer)
  • IT 205 - Intermediate Italian I (Summer)
  • IT 305 - Advanced Italian I (Summer)

Religious Studies

  • RL/HS/AH 255 - From Pontius Pilate to Theodosius: The Advent of Christianity (Summer)


  • US/SO/AH 319 - Rome as a Living Museum (Summer)

Urban Studies

  • US/SO/AH 319 - Rome as a Living Museum (Summer)

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.


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.


Furnished apartments are single-sex and typically house four to seven IES Abroad students, with the option to live with a local university student. Apartments offer fully-equipped kitchens, Internet access, and a washing machine. No meals are provided.

Student Life

Orientation During the 2-day orientation, we'll introduce you to:

  • IES Abroad staff
  • Fellow students
  • IES Abroad policies
  • Academics
  • Safety information
  • Daily life in Rome

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Explore Italian culture and get to know your classmates through cooking classes, trattoria nights, and day trips to the Roman beachside.

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 before arrival.


Summer 2018

  • Tuition: $5,050
  • Housing: $1,805
  • Insurance: $135
  • Total: $6,990

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
  • Italian
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