• Italy
    • Rome
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, Work study, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors
Apartment Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
May 21, 2024
Jul 03, 2024
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About Program

Study abroad in Rome and discover la dolce vita - the sweet life. Imagine studying art history as you gaze up at the Sistine Chapel, or learning theology just a few blocks from the Vatican. Life in the Eternal City is an experience of a lifetime you don't want to miss!

Students attend classes at the centrally located CEA CAPA Rome Center, or with CEA CAPA’s partners, the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) and John Cabot University. Courses at both locations are designed for students of all Italian language levels and are complementary, with business, Italian language, and social sciences taught at CEA CAPA; and politics, philosophy, and Economics taught at LUISS.

In addition to study abroad, the CEA CAPA Internships Abroad, offers you a hands-on, pre-professional experience to help you rise above the competition.

Interested? Click the “Visit Site” button to learn what’s possible!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CEA CAPA provides, in conjunction with Diversity Abroad, Destination Guides which provide resources and tips for Black/African-American students, Latinx students, Asian American students, and all other students of color.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Through our personalized advising, CEA CAPA takes steps to understand the needs of a diversity of student identities like the LGBTQIA+ community. In addition to diversity and identity training, CEA CAPA leadership engage in continuous department level project work to identify and revise policies and practices using the appropriate Justice, Equity, Diversity or Inclusion lens as a frame to reduce bias and barriers that impact students, faculty, and staff. CEA CAPA is intentional in elevating diverse student voices and providing a platform for a broad array of identities to share their experiences abroad. The CEA CAPA World Blog promotes stories and personal experiences from the perspectives of diverse student bloggers and vloggers.

Neurodivergent Support

CEA CAPA is willing and able to assist students with learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Students are requested to disclose disabilities through the application health forms as part of their application and in discussion with their application advisor or program manager. The earlier CEA CAPA is made aware of learning or physical disabilities the better we can work with the student, institution, and overseas team to tailor an Individualized Education Program if necessary to support the student.



CEA CAPA makes a conscious effort to create study abroad experiences that leave a positive impact on host communities. Each location implements a variety of strategies to support the local community and promote sustainability. Examples include:

Use of recycling bins in Study Center locations and in CEA CAPA housing

Signage in CEA CAPA housing urging students to limit water and electricity usage

Students are often given reusable bags and water bottles upon arrival to limit single plastic use

Students are provided with instructions for acquiring transportation passes to promote use of public transportation rather than taxis

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions

Program Reviews

4.74 Rating
based on 74 reviews
  • 5 rating 75.68%
  • 4 rating 22.97%
  • 3 rating 1.35%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.35
  • Safety 4.75
Showing 1 - 8 of 74 reviews
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Yes, I recommend this program


CEA Capa was an amazing experience and I had a lot of fun. We got to travel to many places Such as Florence, Naples, and Pompeii. I got to meet new people and they have become some of my best friends. I remember this trip for a lifetime the classes I took were also informative but doable in the timeframe given. I recommend study abroad to all my friends I got a mercy in the culture and learned a ton My favorite food was the pizza and the pasta. There’s one place near my apartment called Old Bridge gelato. It was the best gelato there is my favorite flavor was strawberry and black cherry.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Armin having an open mind and doing everything that you can Abroad.
  • Learning
  • Traveling
  • Crowded area
3 people found this review helpful.
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CEA Rome summer 2024

All and all had a great experience in Rome with the CEA Capa school. we learned so much and had the opportunity for so many great experiences. The staff here was very helpful and supportive throughout the whole program and were there to help with everything academically and other wise. CEA did a great job facilitating community from the welcome orientation to apartment setup and sponsored day trips. Overall I had a wonderful time and met so many amazing people and friends that I will continue to keep in contact with!

3 people found this review helpful.
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Kaylan's Review

As a first-generation student, my experience was nothing short of unique! Before studying abroad, I had never left the country. CEA Cappa gave me the chance to do so. My favorite memory while going abroad, was site seeing. I got to see so many historical sites in Italy. My favorite site I saw was the Colosseum. I had learned about the history of the Colosseum in school, so it was really cool to see it in person.

In the CEA center, I got the privilege of working with so many teachers that truly cared about us as students and people. Since the education system in Italy is different than America, I struggled educationally at the start of my abroad experience. However, the CEA center really helped me succeed!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment I encountered was understanding travel directions. I overcame this by reaching out to CEA staff, citizens, and google maps.
  • Discover who you are
  • Meet new people
  • See new things outside of your comfort zone
  • Home sickness
  • Wifi issues
  • Sleep schedule
17 people found this review helpful.
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My Experience

Study abroad was so fun in Rome! I got to meet a lot of new friends and make a ton of memories that I will remember forever. The staff was amazing as well! This semester I also learned a lot about myself that I wouldn’t have been able to learn without CEA. Rome is also beautiful with my incredible sites to visit. You truly cannot get bored in Rome. The CEA school itself is a great time. The staff prioritizes your learning and is always willing to help. They also organize many cool trips so you can really explore Italy!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
  • Gaining independence
  • Traveling
  • Good Food
  • Big city living
  • Lot of walking
  • easy to get lost
53 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Semester in Rome

I really loved this program. The staff were amazing and so helpful and I met some amazing new people. I was able to explore a new city and learn a new culture. The classes were engaging and the professors truly wanted to see students succeed. Through my Italian roommate, my roommates and I were able to meet locals, learn more about Italian culture and have an expert on all things Rome. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire experience giving advice on grocery shopping, study spots and of course the best gelato places. Wouldn’t trade my experience with CEA CAPA for the world.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Coming here was the most nerve wracking thing but upon arrival everyone was so welcoming and excited to be here.
48 people found this review helpful.
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Rome Summer 2023

My summer in Rome was an unforgettable experience that I can't stop recommending to everyone! I absolutely loved the opportunity to live in the city and learn about its history at the same time. Being immersed in the Roman Empire while hearing its stories was one of my favorite parts. Italy overall has so much to offer, and with the trains and metro, Rome makes it easy to explore and travel around its different regions to get the full experience from its beautiful beaches to Tuscan country. CEA CAPA Staff was phenomenal throughout and was definitely one of the things I loved most about this trip. The staff always went above and beyond to make sure their students were supported and having the best expereince possible.

  • CEA CAPA Staff
  • Excursions to other cities in Italy
  • Rich historical presence in the city
  • Public transport in Italy outside of Rome can be tricky, plan accordingly!
  • Very touristy area
  • Very hot during the summer (and no A/C haha)
57 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Rome Summer 2023 Review

My summer study abroad experience in Rome in 2023 was truly exceptional and left an indelible mark on me. Immersing myself in the vibrant Italian culture while simultaneously enhancing my academic knowledge was an unparalleled experience. One of the highlights of my time in Rome was undoubtedly the culinary journey. The city offers an exquisite array of pizzas, pastas, and other mouth-watering dishes. Dishes like Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe, Margherita pizzas fresh from wood-fired ovens, and gelato that was pure bliss were daily items in my life. The bustling local markets, such as Campo de' Fiori, were perfect places to sample fresh produce, cheese, and local delicacies. Beyond the gastronomic side, Rome's rich history and architecture were awe-inspiring. Iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Vatican City showcased the grandeur of ancient and Renaissance eras. Exploring the charming streets of Trastevere and taking leisurely strolls along the Tiber River were delightful ways to soak in the city's atmosphere.

  • Beautiful city, amazing weather
  • Professors teaching classes are really well-trained and equipped
  • Classes were close to living arrangements
  • Apartment was a little old
72 people found this review helpful.
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A Great Time Studying in Rome

Studying abroad in Rome was the perfect adventure and learning experience I had hoped for and CEA CAPA made the transitions and challenges of being abroad a bit easier which was great. Being abroad taught me a lot about myself and helped me build a lot of skills. For example, problem solving and quick thinking were a must for traveling to new places and taking new forms of transportation. One great thing about this program is that they set up some excursions and activities for you, but also leave you enough time and weekends to fulfill your own personal travel wants. The class workload was pretty fair, but the learning environment was different compared to what I was used to and took some time to adjust to. Overall it was a great experience I would love to do again.

  • Included travel excursions
  • Opportunities to travel
85 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA CAPA Education Abroad

Hi Mya! Love that you had a great time Rome-ing around! It's great you got adjusted and lovely to hear you'd do it all over again!

Questions & Answers

Hi Peo, We would love to assist you with study abroad planning. One of our requirements is that our students are at least 18 years old. If you would like to speak with an Admissions Counselor, please give us a call at 1-800-266-4441. Thank you, CEA Enrollment

Hi, thanks for stopping by! Deadlines vary by program, so we would recommend checking out the different program dates to see which is the best fit for you. Here is a link to CEA's Rome programs for you to check out: https://www.ceastudyabroad.com/explore/programs/rome.

Hi Ric. Yes, we only offer programs for U.S. and Canadian students. Normally, we require a minimum GPA requirement of 2.5 to 3.0, depending upon the program. Feel free to explore our locations on GoOverseas. You can also find more information at our website: www.ceaStudyAbroad.com!

Hey Molly! This is a question best answered by the provider :) Contact them directly here: https://www.ceastudyabroad.com/contact-us