• Italy
    • Rome
26 - 52 weeks
Program Tags
Adventure Travel College Credit Cultural Immersion Post-High School Study Abroad

Program Details

Fall Spring
Primary Language


Price Details
Tuition, program, and enrollment fees as low as $17,000.

Scholarships available via CIEE and financial aid available at our academic home and school of record, Dean College.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Travel Insurance
May 02, 2024
Apr 29, 2024
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About Program

Put your global education first! See Rome and start college at the same time on CIEE’s First Year Abroad program. Earn college credit during a 12-week semester, taking classes from a wide range of subject areas. Immerse yourself in the local Roman culture by engaging in activities and excursions with first-year peers and other CIEE study abroad students.

Stay in Rome for the duration of your 12-week program or see more of Europe on our “Rome to Paris” two block combination. Along the way, you’ll develop skills and knowledge you simply can’t get in a U.S. classroom. Broaden your horizons, create relationships that last a lifetime, and return home to complete your college degree with a newfound confidence.

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Program Highlights

  • Visit the World Heritage Site, Florence, which attracts art lovers, and food and fashion aficionados from across the globe.
  • Walk the footsteps of the ancients among the impressive remains of Pompeii, a fascinating town that was destroyed and yet also preserved by the volcanic eruption of Italy’s famous Mount Vesuvius.
  • Take in the breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean along the colorful Amalfi Coast. Before hitting the sandy beaches and soaking up the sun, students will enjoy southern Italy’s warm hospitality and fine cuisine.
  • Explore the hilltop town of Tivoli, which once drew ancient Roman emperors and Renaissance cardinals alike to its cool summer temperatures and relaxing pleasures of villa lifestyle.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Housing 4.35
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  • Fun 4.7
  • Value 5
  • Safety 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

A mix of everything

Studying in Rome gave me the opportunity to pave my own path. Being in Rome, there are so many things to do from history, nature, food, nightlife, and so much more. I had the chance to engineer my own day and be independent, prioritize what was important to me. There were long school days but for the most part, you did not have to worry about school outside of the classroom, so you are free to explore with a clear mind. Not to mention, Rome is a great and central place to travel from. I would recommend studying in Romr with CIEE.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
In my first week, I met a local man from Rome who helped me a lot through my study abroad experience. He was even nice enough to show me around the region of Abruzzo while I was here.
  • Big City
  • Good weather
  • 18 credits completed
6 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

One Block in Rome

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to study abroad through CIEE via the 3-block open campus semester, and I couldn't have made a better decision. I have spent my first six weeks in Rome, Italy, and then I head to London for six weeks then Madrid for a final six weeks. CIEE Rome is full of helpful staff who assist in navigating the new cultures and guide your experiences so that you have the best time possible while abroad. They create endless opportunities to connect with other students and immerse yourself in the local environment all while providing meaningful education.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I had never travelled outside of the United States before coming to study abroad. I was walked through everything very patiently and kindly by the welcoming CIEE staff and they ultimately made my most nerve-racking moment of the trip feel like it wasn't a big deal and assured that I was going to be okay.
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  • New friends and meaningful relationships
17 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE ROME --> Block 1

I absolutely loved the time I spent in Rome through CIEE's study abroad program, and I'm sad to be heading home shortly. The reason I chose CIEE was because their program was so flexible, accommodating, and worked in accordance with my home university to ensure that I would meet all graduation requirements as a senior graduating in April. Study abroad shaped and changed me in so many ways I never thought possible. Exploring the city of Rome has been a dream, and I hope to never forget all these experiences! I enjoyed the location of Rome because it was a great middle point for other travel plans.

What was your funniest moment?
Sharing moments and travel experiences with friends!
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  • City Scale
  • Neighborhood Stay
14 people found this review helpful.

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