Location
  • Italy
    • Rome
Term
Academic Year, Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Accounting Anthropology Archaeology Art History Astronomy Business Communications Cultural Studies Economics English European Studies Film Finance History Humanities International Business International Relations Literature Marketing Mathematics Music Political Science Social Sciences Sociology Theater +15
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
High School Diploma
Housing
Apartment
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
5000
Price Details
Program Price Includes:
• Comprehensive Advising and Support
• Tuition at the Host University
• Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter
• Housing
• Meals and Laundry Services
• Bridging Cultures Program
• Full-Time Resident Staff
• On-Site ISA Offices
• Computer and Internet Access
• Excursions
• The ISA Discovery Model
• Cultural Activities
• Medical Insurance
• Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support
• Airport Reception
• Visa Support
• Tutoring
• The Professional Development Toolbox
• Scholarship Opportunities
Oct 06, 2023
Mar 18, 2024
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About Program

Roma, the Eternal City, the City of seven hills, Caput Mundi (head of the world): whatever you call it, one thing is for sure, Rome has an enormous wealth of history, culture and international influence. With its many neighborhoods and sprawling historical sites, Rome gives you the sense of being in a small town, despite the fact of being home to almost 3 million people.

Students participating in the ISA Rome Semester or Summer program can choose from a multitude of courses in English as well as several courses in the Italian language offered at the American University of Rome (AUR). All participants are in the classroom with North American and other international students. The wide range of course options available includes Art, Architecture, Economics, History, International Relations, Literature, Italian History and Language, Social Sciences, Political Science, Physical and Biological Sciences, Video production, and more!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders, particularly the needs of underrepresented student populations. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Our team at ISA is committed to providing exceptional support through identity-focused advising and resources for students, university partners, and ISA staff. We have developed our ISA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to help serve all students and stakeholders. Our country-specific diversity pages offer information about the societies and cultural history of ISA destinations. This information can be used to start your reflection about how your intersecting identities relate to the host community context.

Neurodivergent Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our Health & Safety team is available to answer questions about insurance and medication, as well as provide students with materials on overseas access to support.

Accessibility Support

ISA is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. With our wide portfolio of program types and locations we’re confident there is a suitable and accessible program for each student. Accommodations abroad can be complex and take time, so those with accessibility needs should inform ISA of any accommodations requests as early as possible in the advising process. Please contact accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com with questions or for more information.

Impact

Sustainability

We have partnered with Fill it Forward to engage team members and program participants in waste reduction practices. The goal is to encourage the elimination of single-use waste. Every QR code scan shows the impact of reusable bottles and unlocks a donation to environmental impact groups.

Ethical Impact

WorldStrides, a global organization, is committed to educate and serve communities worldwide. Our commitment is fueled by the passion of our team members and partners to make experiential learning accessible, while also being socially, environmentally, and ethically responsible. Together, we accomplish this by investing in initiatives to promote inclusion, diversity, and sustainability.

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Rome, Italy

Situated at the top Rome's tallest hill, the American University of Rome (AUR) campus is canopied by gardens and has views of the city & remnants from the Roman Empire. Campus is within walking distance from the city and sits right around the corner from the Aurelian Walls, a historic line of city walls that encompass the Seven Hills of Rome (the geographic heart of Ancient Rome). You will have access to libraries, computer facilities, free Wi-Fi, and two relaxing gardens in which to study.

Rome, Italy

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore is the largest private university in Europe and the largest catholic university in the world. On the Rome Campus, ISA students will be able to participate in the latest Global Health. With its focus on international students, ISA participants will have numerous opportunities to develop their academic and professional careers while closely experiencing the language and culture in one of the country's most powerful economic and cultural metropolises.

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 15 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.33%
  • 4 rating 6.67%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 3.95
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.9
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Leonardo
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

My Time in Italy as a Student!

During my Study abroad experience in Rome, Italy I had the opportunity to not only enjoy the scenery of the beautiful city that Rome is, but get to meet new people along the way, some are in the same boat as you, and others have more experience living abroad. Coming together and experiencing a new culture with new people from different backgrounds was a special time for me. The program made sure that we had the time to explore Italy and its beautiful places and famous landmarks safely and responsibly. Not only that but since the beginning of the program, they made sure that the process of applying, to at the end of the semester would go smoothly for students. I appreciate everything that this program has done for my own experience as a student because it helped me enjoy my time the way that I wanted to in Rome.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
One thing I would change for myself was that I would look more into flights to other countries which would cost me less before the program started. I love Italy, and one thing I love about it is that it is very close to other countries that I want to visit. But I didn't do my research beforehand on flight tickets or anything. So if I had to do it all over again, I would try to be more prepared in that information.
Pros
  • The food
  • Landmarks
  • The scenery
Cons
  • Language barrier
  • The Hot weather in some cases
  • The amount of walking I did sometimes
14 people found this review helpful.
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Kate
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend!

This was an incredibly experience and I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to be immersed in another culture and looking to learn copious amounts in a short period of time. One of my classes was the highlight of my program as it was onsite and I truly learned more than I ever have by being hands on, in the physical locations. We got to about 2-4 different historically and religiously significant sites each class period, with our professor as a tour guide we had built a rapport with. The weekend ISA excursions were also a great balance of fun and exploring while still learning about the places we were going. There was also a fantastic balance of independence to explore with group activities.

Pros
  • hands on learning
  • cultural immersion
  • balance of independence and group activities
37 people found this review helpful.
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Christianna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Four Months of My Life!

I made so many new friends and learned so much about the Italian culture. My assigned roommates were amazing and we got along so well together. The staff was very supportive and eager to provide great recommendations to us. I felt very safe in the neighborhood and enjoyed being around lots of people my age. The food was absolutely incredible and Rome was the best city to explore, shop, eat, drink, and have fun! The only downfall was that our apartment had a mold issue and the immediate area around my apartment was pretty dirty.

Pros
  • incredible apartment location just a 5 minute walk to the Trastevere train station
  • fun school with lots of study abroad students from all over the world
  • supportive and fun staff
Cons
  • mold in apartment
  • dirty in immediate area surrounding apartment
  • different academic experience than in the US
38 people found this review helpful.
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Molly
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

2023 Spring Semester Abroad

I loved my study abroad experience because the teachers were supportive and let us explore. One of my teachers would even have tea time with us and offer us sweets as well. I appreciated the fact that we could be open with them. Not only were the teachers considerate, the places were so beautiful and I liked how we could visit places for free because of passes our teachers got for us. Not only did we visit the sites in Rome we also visited places all over Italy such as Florence and Assisi. Even though those visits were school related, it was still easy to go away and have your own adventure. Not only did we visit sites for school it was also easy to go visit other places in Italy during the weekend which was appreciated.

Pros
  • Beautiful sites
  • Good support staff
  • Ability to travel and have adventures
Cons
  • Communication (before we left the study abroad office didn't really tell us what was happening until a little before we were leaving)
  • Budgeting (if you don't budget you will spent a lot of money)
  • Packing (can't bring a lot there or back)
46 people found this review helpful.
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Christian
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Rome with Lewis University

Participating in the Rome Study Abroad opportunity was a huge step for me. I was the first one in all of my family to go to Europe. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first arrived, but right away I felt safe and supported throughout the program. There was so much to do around the neighborhood and the transportation from our living quarters was great! I would highly recommend this program to freshman at Lewis University because it’s the only program a freshman can do their second semester. I would love to go back some day!

Pros
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • History
Cons
  • Not much diverse food
  • Traffic
  • Wi-Fi in living quarters
53 people found this review helpful.
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Chandler
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Changed My Life

ISA was one of the best things I have ever done. The program directors were amazing and always willing to help with anything, whether it was with my Italian, hailing a taxi, or just being there to talk. I would 100% recomend this program!

What would you improve about this program?
The American University of Rome was not the best school, maybe go through John Cabbot or another school.
98 people found this review helpful.
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Haley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Changed the course of my life

Studying abroad in Italy certainly gave me the travel bug. After taking an International Business course IN ITALY(!!) I decided I must work on the international scene. Every day in Rome, I wanted to walk alone to get everywhere, so I wouldn't be distracted by someone I knew (I know it sounds bad, but really it was just because Rome and the people were so perfect that they deserved the whole of my attention. The excursions were amazing, the people I met were amazing, and every moment in Rome was amazing. The support staff was essentially your family while you are there - all of them are amazing, and I wish I could stay in touch with them. ISA was great because you really had to do nothing besides (obviously) have a passport and get the medical checkup. At almost every school, studying abroad costs the same as taking a regular semester. If you don't study abroad, your life won't be as wonderful as it can be. Don't let this chance to open your eyes to the wonders of life slip by. Apply now! Personally, I would suggest taking one serious class (a.k.a. one major-focused, or even international business because AUR has the BEST professor for that class) and one fun/cultural one (i.e. the food tasting one, the history class, etc). Heads-up, the food tasting class was apparently impossible to get an A.

What would you improve about this program?
It's pretty much perfect. Sadly, my apartment's shower didn't have warm water -_- that was AWFUL! But, I heard this was a weird thing because everyone else had warm water. Fortunately, it was summertime, so it wasn't a huge deal that the water was ice cold.
110 people found this review helpful.
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Paola
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience of my life

Studying in Rome was the best experience of my life. There was always something to do, or new to discover. Our university was always hosting different activities that ranged from trips to the beach, to cooking classes with a local chef. Rome was always full of life; there was always a new restaurant to have dinner at, or a new place that served the " best gelato in town." Going abroad, and going through ISA was one of the best choices I've ever made.

What would you improve about this program?
The one thing I wish we could have done different was the departure date. Our program ended in the middle of the week, and I would have liked to have one more weekend in Rome.
101 people found this review helpful.
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