• Italy
    • Rome
2 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Immersion Level
Specialized Courses
Specific Purposes
Weekly Classroom Hours
Apartment Host Family Hotel
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Accommodations with a screened local host family and a meal plan are included in the course price. You can upgrade to the EF Residence. Contact the US Based Admissions Team for a personalized price quote.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Transportation
Oct 31, 2023
Jul 28, 2023
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About Program

Explore the magic and mystery of the Eternal City – from the ancient landmarks like the Colosseum and Pantheon to the backstreet trattorias that serve world-class cuisine. Learn Italian at EF Rome, located in the Navona District.

At EF, you decide when you want to study, how long you'll stay, and what you'd like to focus on. Personalize your course with Special Interest Classes like Italian Cinema, Cooking, Grammer, and Exam Preparation. Earn transferable college credit for any course 4 weeks or longer, allowing you to make the most of your time abroad.

EF Rome is accredited by EAQUALS and our courses are recognized by The University of Montana, our partner in higher education.

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Program Highlights

  • Study from 2 weeks up to a full year, start any Monday.
  • EF Rome is located in the city center, between the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
  • Top activities include a tour of Gianicolo, visits to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and day trips to Florence or Tivoli.
  • Choose to reside with a local host family or in the EF Residence, an international dorm.
  • EF students hail from over 100 countries around the world.

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Program Reviews

4.64 Rating
based on 11 reviews
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  • 1 rating 9.09%
  • Instruction 4.4
  • Support 4.55
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 4.65
  • Value 4.3
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Yes, I recommend this program

Rome EF 4 weeks

I traveled to Rome for 4 weeks through EF and have had the most amazing experience. I stayed through the Dotcsmpus which is about 20 min away from the center and school. Overall, this trip has been the time of my life, Rome is a beautiful city, with so much culture and history but I also had the opportunity to really learn some Italian while being here through a couple of my instructors at the school. On top of all of this, within this experience I’ve met incredible people from all over the world, in which I will see again in my future. Truly the best trip!

  • Fast education
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  • Travel and explore
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73 people found this review helpful.
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No, I don't recommend this program

EF language abroad, Rome Italy

Advisor was always available, until I signed my 17 yr old daughter up. After that, I could not reach her by phone, email or even by scheduling a phone appointment online. She completely “ghosted” me and my husband. I called EF 800 number to talk to someone else and they would not talk to me, only transfer me to our advisor which would go straight to her voicemail.
Host family was horrible to my daughter. And since the advisor wouldn’t answer my calls, there was nothing I could do, short of moving her into an Airbnb. My daughter was getting badly bitten by mosquitoes every night in her bedroom. Host wouldn’t allow my daughter to close the window or use a small fan. Host threatened my daughter she’d charge her for electricity because my daughter would use a flat iron to straighten her hair. My daughters bedroom door didn’t lock, nor did the bath door, host would walk in without knocking. Host would dictate when my daughter could shower, which would throw her schedule off. Host would talk about my daughter to the other EF student in Spanish and complain that my daughter is messy and doesn’t help. Host yelled at my daughter for 2 drops of water on the hard floor that dripped from her leaving the shower to her bedroom. My daughter was uncomfortable and in tears nightly, and again the advisor was not responding to me at all. EF enrollment form said they would give free weekend activity if you referred a friend who booked, we provided all the proof, but never received anything. My daughter said she is learning more Spanish in Italy, because her host family speaks Spanish. The teachers at the campus; some are okay but giving instructions in Italian to a student that speaks 0 Italian isn’t helpful. My daughter who is a high honor straight A student, was frustrated and confused most the time. Don’t waste your money on EF Language Abroad. The advisor who I was in un-lucky to end up with should be fired. Her initials are M.M and her last name rhymes with tarr.

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76 people found this review helpful.
Response from EF International Language Campuses

Dear Stephanie,

We're very sorry to hear that you were dissatisfied with the service you have received from EF. This is certainly not the experience we want for our students and parents, and we will definitely use your feedback to help us improve for the future. We do have some questions about some of the complaints you shared so we invite you to email us at ils@ef.com so we can connect you with the management team. Thank you again for the feedback and for choosing EF!

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Most incredible weeks

This year I went to Rome and it was my third time traveling with EF. As always it was great meeting all the new people and discovering a new place. I for the first time stayed with a host family and the lady was amazing and super considerate even tho she only spoke Italian which made it easier to familiarize with the language and much more memorable experience. The food in the location was amazing and being so close to the Vatican and other cultural sites as well as nightlife and other types of activities created the perfect combo for summer. Also this location allowed for some great day trips like Napoli, Venezia, Firenze and Milano which are a must see when you are in Italy. The school is really comfortable and small with really personalized teaching techniques and with really caring professors

What would you improve about this program?
More activities outside of the school would be cool to interact with more people that are native in the language.
148 people found this review helpful.
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La migliore esperienza

EF Language Course in Rome, Italy was hands down one of the best experiences of my life. I arrived in Italy and my luggage went missing, I was scared and frustrated. I didn't have anything with me and did not know the family who I would be staying in. I arrived at the home and I had the best welcome, they made me feel comfortable and safe and they made me not worry about my luggage. The next day I needed to be at school at 9am, my host family showed me how to get to school, how to take the metro and which buses to take from Termini. I arrived at school and was greeted with a huge smile by Domenico and other staff. i felt like I had known them forever, they did such a great job at making you feel at home and encouraging you to get to know others. I remember on the very first day we went on a tour of the areas surrounding the school and I met so many friends. Friends who I know travel with and are some of my closest friendships. The instruction began and the teachers were fantastic, professional and charismatic. They made learning Italian fun and they were so passionate about what they did. Every day I looked forward to going to school and learning more of the language and the culture. The teachers and staff didn't make this feel like school, they made it feel like we were all a family who spent time together learning about Italian culture. What I loved the most is that we weren't stuck in the classroom, we took our learning outside and had first hand experiences with the people of Rome. I loved that on the weekends we had field trips where we immersed ourselves in the Italian culture and visited new places. The whole staff was knowledgable and caring. They learned my name on the first day and were always to caring and helpful. This was truly an amazing experience that I will never forget, I recommend this program to anyone who has ever dreamed of studying abroad.

144 people found this review helpful.
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La bella città eterna

For the past 10 weeks I have been studying the Italian language course at EF Roma -- definitely one of the best decisions of my life! After graduating from university I wanted to do something different for a little while before starting in the big bad scary world of working life, and as the Italian language has always intrigued me doing a language course to me felt like the best option.

I signed up at EF after a recommendation of a friend, and it has most definitely been an truly unforgettable experience, one I wouldn't want to have missed for the world.

In only 10 short weeks I learned all the basics of the language, and was able to speak, listen, write and read at a decent level, pretty impressive since I didn't speak a word before coming to Italy. All of this is thanks to the amazing staff at EF who patiently and clearly explain everything and convince you that you're able to speak much more than you think.

But to me the school was more than just a place to learn and study: it was the epicentre of social activities organised by school, but also a great way to meet new friends from all over the world.

I for one have definitely made lots of memories I will never forget and friends I will always stay in touch with.

Perhaps it seems a little intense to leave your home for a place you're unfamiliar with, especially when it is for a longer period of time. But with EF Rome there's a warm, welcoming environment waiting for you on the other side. There's so many nice things to say that I can't even decide what to say except from just go there and see for yourself :)

140 people found this review helpful.
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My two shorts weeks in Bella Roma

In only two weeks, I spent so much great times in this beautiful city ! You meet some new people everyday from all over the world. The staff will do everything for you to be comfortable in the school, your class, and your accommodation !

One thing I really appreciated is that I felt independent during my free time. I loved spending time during school's activities and also losing myself in the streets of Rome, it's a beautiful way to discover the city :) ! I also loved the school's activities because they're not just about visiting the most famous places. The staff will make you discover a part of Rome that you didn't know, and mostly unknown to tourists.

If you still hesitate, just... don't ! Go ahead ! You have the opportunity to study in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and this school is perfect to learn you the Italian language and culture ! Just prepare your stomach... you'll eat.. a lot !

148 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Roma Roma Roma

Without any doubt, the best decision of my life. The staff unbelievable, both support and teachers, my host family was incredible, true Italian hospitality. It's amazing how easily you're able to bond wI think other students and make lifelong friends. I had the time of my life, those months are something I will remember fondly for the estimate of my life! Rome's a city full of secrets, 50 years wouldn't be enough to see secrets all of it, but EF makes a really good job helping you make the most of it! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

148 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Happy EF Stay

I have really enjoyed my stay at Rome. All the EF crew was kind and helpful. The teachers were motivated.. The school'slocation is perfect, it allows you to discover some sightseeing around. Even the activities were amazing.

My host family was so kind and open minded people. I can say that the whole experience was a dream come true as it is for many other EF students. Still have things to discover but

143 people found this review helpful.

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