Location
  • Italy
    • Rome
Term
Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Anthropology Arts Business Communications Criminal Justice Cultural Studies Economics European Studies History Hospitality Human Rights International Business International Relations Jewish Studies Mathematics Political Science Religious Studies Sociology Statistics +9

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment

Pricing

Starting Price
14000
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
Mar 31, 2022
Mar 12, 2021
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About Program

If you're ready to start exploring, this is the program for you! While making Rome your home, you'll feel empowered to take a seat at the table and find your voice among other influencers. Courses and internships are designed to prepare you for your future role in local and global networks.

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Program Highlights

  • Walk by ancient Roman city walls, stop for a quick espresso, and admire spectacular works of art—all on your way to class
  • Choose from a variety of IFSA-taught courses in English that fulfill common requirements in business and the social sciences
  • Share weekly homemade dinners and conversation with an Italian host family while living independently in student apartments
  • Develop your intercultural and professional skills with an exciting internship designed for you in Italy's capital city
  • Talk openly with Rome's influencers in diverse fields and learn about the forces that influenced their passions and careers

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IFSA Scholarships

IFSA Scholarships and Financial Aid

We believe that study abroad should be within reach of every student, so we offer a wide range of scholarships and funding opportunities for all our participants.

Value
$500 - $2,500

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Quinn
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Yes, I recommend this program

What Could've Been the Abroad Trip from Hell

In February 2020, I was packing my bags, excited to embark on my semester abroad in Shanghai. Days before my flight, it became clear that I would not be able to travel to China as planned due COVID-19. I was crushed and panicked, not knowing what to do. Luckily, IFSA staff reached out and allowed me to switch to another one of their amazing abroad programs. Within days, I was on a flight to Rome. I was amazed at how well IFSA organized an amazing experience in which I lived blocks away from the Vatican, took interesting classes with Italian professors, and even got to travel.

A highlight of my time abroad was IFSA's planned trip to a small Italian city called Orvieto and Florence. We had a guided tour of the caves in Orvieto and a personal cooking class in Florence (in which we made the most amazing homemade bruschetta, bucatini all'Amatriciana, and tiramisu). We stayed in an authentic, quaint hotel and had plenty of time to explore Florence on our own. I couldn't believe this was all organized and included by IFSA! Another weekend I had the chance to visit my cousin in Milan with a few friends from my program.

While my time in Rome did get cut short due to the pandemic, I have countless memories from my time there that I will cherish forever, like getting a private tour of the Colosseum or making new relationships with an Italian family that IFSA connected me with. While no one could've totally prepared for an unexpected global pandemic, IFSA did an amazing job rolling with the punches and providing me with an unforgettable time in Rome. I created what I believe will be lifelong friendships with other American students as well as Italian peers and professors.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't worry about where your friends and fellow peers are studying abroad. I was nervous going into a program in which I didn't know any other students, but it turned out to be an amazing opportunity to make friendships with people across the country and the world. I still keep in touch with my friends in Rome and American students (with many post-pandemic plans to visit each other). Getting out of my comfort zone facilitated a lot of personal growth in getting me out of my shell more and building confidence in my social as well as academic abilities.
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