CEA Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

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About

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!

Students attend classes at the centrally located CEA Rome Center, or with CEA’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; and politics, philosophy, and Economics taught at LUISS.

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

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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

Scholarships

CEA Scholarships
CEA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

Value
$400 - $3,000

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

Reviews

9.33 Rating
based on 43 reviews
  • Academics 7.6
  • Support 8.9
  • Fun 9.1
  • Housing 8.7
  • Safety 9.2
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Sydney
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Rome Summer 2019

I loved getting to be a part of the city and learning how to navigate it with my roommates. We learned so much about the city by getting to immerse ourselves through interactions with people on the streets and in businesses. We lived in an incredible location that allowed us to walk to almost everything we wanted to see. The best part was getting to spend every evening in Piazza Navona eating gelato with my roommates. Some of us took similar classes and got to study together. We also got to go on two trips with our program, to Florence and Sorrento.

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your review, Sydney! We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience in Rome with CEA. Your insight will help guide future students when researching their own study abroad programs! Be sure to stop by and say “ciao” the next time you’re in Rome, and we wish you all the best!

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Jeremy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

No Place Like Rome!

My experience in Italy was amazing. This program offered so many opportunities for students to create amazing experiences. The CEA staff and professors offer a lot of support for students during the courses offered.

I met some wonderful friends that I still keep in touch with. This program gave us many weekends to travel around Italy and view historic sites, eat delicious foods, and enjoy and soak in a refreshing and different culture.

I would very much recommend this amazing opportunity if you love exploring something new and historic!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure to plan your travels ahead of time to make the most of your weekends!
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your review, Jeremy! We are thrilled to hear you had a wonderful experience in Rome with CEA. Your insight will help guide future students when researching their own study abroad programs! Be sure to stop by and say “ciao” the next time you’re in Italy, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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Rebekah
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Engineering in Rome

I had a great time in my Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome course! This was like a three week walking tour of the city, with as much history crammed in as we could absorb. It really helped me get acquainted with my surroundings, and lead me to appreciate the city even if I couldn't love it (I am NOT a city person). My Materials Science class was easy enough despite being accelerated.
I enjoyed the amount of free time that I had during the program. I had the chance to explore countless museums in the area, visit the beach, wander parks, and travel outside the city (Florence, Sorento, Capri, and Pisa). I met students from my own university that I would not have otherwise, as well as students from other colleges in the US. Overall, I had a ton of fun within and outside the program.

What would you improve about this program?
Our housing situation was... interesting. We often had strangers knocking at our door at all hours, particularly at the door we were instructed never to open. There were leather bag vendors that would set up directly in front of our door. The alley that our apartment was in was unlit at night.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your review, Rebekah. We’re glad to hear you had a positive experience in Rome with CEA’s activities and excursions. We are always working to incorporate valuable feedback into our programs to give students the best experience possible. We have shared your housing notes with the team to make sure this is addressed, and if you would like to share any further feedback, please reach out to us at StudentFeedback@ceastudyabroad.com. Thanks!

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Julia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

great experience

Amazing neighborhood - safe, lots of shops, close to the academic center, easy to get to transportation. CEA provided a lot of activities, including a pizza and gelato crawl, a yoga class, and a pasta making class. All were very fun (and free)! The trips they planned were also very organized. The staff was very helpful if you had questions. Transportation advice and other recommendations were great. Only tough thing was that the housing did not have air conditioning but we were provided with fans so we were able to make do. I would really recommend the art and archeology class. We got to see literally every historical monument and museum in Rome (entry tickets were included with the class). It was like having a private tour group for all of Rome for 3 weeks.

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your review, Julia. We’re glad to hear you had a positive experience in Rome with CEA’s activities and excursions, as well as the art & archaeology class. We are always working to incorporate valuable feedback into our programs to give students the best experience possible. We have shared your notes with the team to make sure this is addressed, and if you would like to share any further feedback, please reach out to us at StudentFeedback@ceastudyabroad.com. Thanks!

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Schuyler
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Perfect program to study abroad with

The CEA Study Abroad program in Rome is the perfect program to study abroad through. The course's academics are credible enough to earn credits towards degrees, while not overtaking the free time students have available while in Rome. The staff of CEA are extremely kind, thoughtful, and helpful for any student who has questions and are all always looking out for each student, whether it's on the amazing program-organized trips or for daily life in the capital. Additionally, the staff made an effort to get to know each student during the trip, making it very easy for students to approach them with questions or concerns throughout the entire trip. Studying abroad with CEA gave me the best experience I could have asked for to spend the summer studying away from home.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come with an open mind and willingness to be spontaneous. Being confident enough to just go with the flow led to some great memories while on this trip, which is all part of the fun of the whole journey.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your detailed review, Schuyler. We love hearing that you had such a positive, life-changing experience with CEA, and that our wonderful Rome staff were so accommodating. Your advice to future students is spot-on! We wish you all the best!

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Riki
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Rome, Italy

I had a great time studying and staying in Rome. The program was a great opportunity to explore Rome and different cities including Florence and Capri during the trip as well. There were plenty of open weekends to travel on your own as well. I really enjoyed the classes I took: however, I did not like having tests and homework being pushed back a lot. I felt that everything piled up on the last week which made my trip end more stressfully. I also had some problems with housing that I do not think were resolved fast enough or even resolved at all. There was a week where we were not allowed to use one shower and bathroom at all and were only left with one bathtub for five people and it was over 90 degrees that week. Overall, the trip was good though!

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve the way housing issues are taken care of.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your review, Riki. We’re glad to hear you had a positive experience in Rome with CEA’s activities and excursions. We are always working to incorporate valuable feedback into our programs to give students the best experience possible. We have shared your notes with the team to make sure this is addressed, and if you would like to share any further feedback, please reach out to us at StudentFeedback@ceastudyabroad.com. Thanks!

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Megan
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience!

I had a great time studying abroad with CEA in Rome. I have always wanted to study abroad and so I am truly grateful that I was able to make it a reality. I was able to meet some amazing people, eat a lot of amazing Italian food and enjoy traveling to other countries every weekend. I enjoyed the small class sizes since it made getting to know people within the program really easy. I do wish there were Italian students as well to really give that immersed, study abroad feel. The housing was great. I loved living in the Prati neighborhood. There was plenty of places to eat and great gelato on every corner. I felt safe throughout the entire experience in Rome. The staff and faculty were also incredibly friendly and helpful. Shoutout to my girl Cecilia for always having everything so organized and covered. Overall, it was a great experience that I'll never forget.

What would you improve about this program?
If I could change anything, I would like a broader course selection. It was difficult choosing classes, because a few of the classes I wanted filled up right away so I was stuck taking business electives that I don't need.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you for your review, Megan! We’re thrilled to hear you had a positive experience in Rome with CEA, and your thorough feedback + tips will serve as a guide for future students when researching their own study abroad destinations. We are always working to incorporate constructive suggestions like yours into our program offerings and have shared your notes about course selection with the team, so if there is anything else you would like to share, please send us a note at StudentFeedback@ceastudyabroad.com. We are so appreciative of your contributions as a CEA MOJO, too! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, and be sure to stop by and say “Ciao” the next time you find yourself in Rome!

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Leah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exactly what you want in a study abroad program!

CEA Rome was incredible in all aspects; mostly due to the people. The faculty was truly unmatched. From the second I arrived at orientation, I knew I chose a great program. We were well-informed on any and all information we could ever need, and the staff made themselves available for any and all questions/concerns of students (your parents can definitely rest east sending you here). Having a small, close-knit program, they really made us feel like family as students. The neighborhood, housing, small class sizes, safety, and school activities/trips were all excellent. Rome is a big city, but this program provided a community for me that made it feel like "home". I made lifelong friends in this program and would absolutely recommend it to anyone.

Response from CEA Study Abroad

Leah, thank you for sharing your thoughts about your semester with CEA in Rome! We are so glad you had a positive experience with our wonderful Rome staff and overall making Rome a second home! Keep in touch with those lifelong study abroad friends 😊 We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.