• Italy
    • Rome
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

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
Feb 15, 2022
Nov 30, 2022
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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 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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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


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.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.74 Rating
based on 54 reviews
  • 5 rating 75.93%
  • 4 rating 22.22%
  • 3 rating 1.85%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.7
  • Housing 4.4
  • Safety 4.7
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Yes, I recommend this program

Finding myself away from home

CEA's Rome program allowed me to go further than continuing to gain credits for my college degree. In the past four months, I have found out more about myself than I could have imagined. Leaving my home university to study in a foreign country was challenging, but the opportunities that came with it have been invaluable. I have made plenty of new friends from all over the world, have been inspired to travel more around Europe, and have greatly strengthened my adaptability and communication skills. Academics at CEA leave some to be desired, as the professors are very qualified for their respective studies, but sometimes struggle to connect with students and teach the material effectively due to language barriers and international education differences. Administration and included activities at CEA are by far their strongest advantages. I know by name each department head, and no matter if the problem was something broken in the apartment or roommates issues, CEA was always there to help the best that they could. You can really tell that they care about the student experience because of this, and because of the near-weekly cultural excursions and activities that they have available for students at no extra cost. I'll never forget sun-tanning on the beach of Capri and having traditional pasta in Florence, both of which completely set up by CEA!

  • Exceptional amount of program-sponsored excursions
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Small classes and program, individual attention common
  • Limitation of class options
  • Less than desirable experience with professors
  • Roommate personality matching is very limited
20 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Hi Cole! Thanks for sharing your feedback about your CEA Study Abroad experience in Rome! We're so glad you were able to see beyond the challenges that come with study abroad by strengthening your global perspective with enhanced communication skills and the ability to adapt in new surroundings. We truly do care about the student experience and appreciate your thoughts. Best of luck to you moving forward!

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No, I don't recommend this program


My experience here was very fun and I was located in a great area. The housing could have been better, our kitchen was very small for 6 individuals. The schooling was harder and not really clear, but at the same time easier. There were not place to do homework, had to do it in a cafe, were I had to purchase something, which it made it difficult. If there were common rooms, or a library where students could do work this would have been very helpful. CEA did offer many field trips that were free and fun.

  • Location
  • Fun
  • People
  • Academics
  • School Support
  • Kitchen Space
21 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Studying abroad was an even better experience than I could have ever imagined. I had the best roommates who have become my close friends. CEA was very helpful and having Fridays off was super great because we were able to travel around to see other areas outside of Rome. The location of housing was super convenient and close to many of the attractions of Rome and also as a plus near CEA. There was amazing food as well as people. Always something fun and exciting to do. The weather is good most days.

  • Organized
  • Great location
  • Amazing food
20 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Hi Mariclaire! Thanks for sharing your study abroad journey with CEA. We're thrilled you were able to make the most out of your experience by making new friends, traveling to new places, and enjoying Rome's attractions, food, and people. Good weather is always a plus too!

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Yes, I recommend this program

Cea Rome

I had a blast with the program. All the staff were super upbeat and undeniably helpful. Andreas was also one of the funniest advisors I’ve had. My classes were very manageable while at the same time, challenging to extent where it was still relevant to my major as a finance student. They offer many travel excursions in case you don’t want to independently travel, or have financial restrictions and are looking for a way to save money and yet still get out there and see more! If your thinking of Rome, don’t hesitate, chose CEA.

  • Food
  • Culture
  • Adventure
  • Language barrier
28 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Hi Alec! Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your CEA program in Rome. Andreas is the best! It's so great to hear that your classes were both manageable and challenging for your specific studies. Thanks again for sharing a bit of your study abroad story! Best of luck.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great program, but Rome isn't very accessible.

The experience was very fun, and I enjoyed meeting new people and seeing so many historical places. I enjoyed life in Italy while here. I would recommend though that any disabled students look into accommodations before deciding because Rome as a city is not very accessible. CEA did do a good job at accommodating as they could, but the infrastructure of the city itself including its housing and public transportation is the larger issue. Overall, if you are able bodied, go for it, but look into city life here first if you are disabled.

  • History
  • Art
  • Food
  • Inaccessible city
  • Too hot in summer
  • Very busy area
45 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Time in Rome!

CEA Study Abroad in Rome has been a great experience. I took an engineering class (material science) and a humanities class (culture of food and wine in Italy). I highly recommend taking one of the humanities classes while in Rome because it is an excellent way to be immersed in the city's culture and learn about its rich history. The housing is pretty nice, the location in the Prati neighborhood is definitely a perk. The staff is easy to reach and helpful, but my university (Michigan) did not do the best job of delivering information about the program.

  • Endless museums and historical attractions
  • Great food for everyone
  • Public transport easy to travel around Rome and Italy
  • Hot weather with no AC
39 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Enjoyed CEA

This was my first time abroad and CEA has been extremely helpful in helping me learn how to navigate abroad. I took a history class and a global communication class. The history was very very informative and exciting. I enjoyed the walking tours. The global communication course was okay. I wouldn’t take it again it just was really hard to follow along and didn’t meet the expectations that I thought it was going to be. I really enjoyed CEA, I think an important thing to note is that the program is not accessible for people with disabilities. I would recommend going through CEA for a study abroad program.

  • Able to see a lot of Rome
  • Learn and understand the history of Rome
  • Not accessible for everyone
44 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I had a wonderful experience.

I had an amazing time studying abroad in Rome. My roomates were amazing except for our 3 week roomate. There wasn't a problem with him, the heartbreak of him leaving was terrible. We cried for days and our only consolation was la officina calzones and kookie and caramel gelato from gelati gelati. Praise the Lord we were in Italy and we had gelato readily available. I don't know what we would have done without it. Overall, I would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in studying abroad.

  • Homeless Population
  • Jollibee
  • Little rat dogs
  • Italian women
  • Jollibee
  • That one dude who honked at me when the light was clearly green
37 people found this review helpful.

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