• Italy
    • Rome
Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer

Program Details

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Degree Level


Price Details
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! Our high-quality programs include tuition, housing, on-site airport pick-up, field trips and cultural activities, 24/7 on-site professional staff, and automatic iNext insurance. There are no hidden charges or surprises when you arrive, and scholarships opportunities are available!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Travel Insurance
Jul 14, 2022
Mar 09, 2020
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About Program

Italy’s capital proudly displays thousands of years of art, architecture, religion, and culture alongside a sprawling metropolis of politics, academia, and business. Named the Eternal City by the ancient Romans, Rome is filled with UNESCO World Heritage sites and remains one of the most popular attractions in the world.

Courses are available in English and Italian.

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Program Highlights

  • CIEE Rome is right in the heart of Rome, walking distance from the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and and Campo de’ Fiori neighborhood.
  • Explore some of the world’s most breathtaking cultural destinations, like the Vatican, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Spanish Steps.
  • Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.
  • Do Rome on your own terms by customizing your experience through the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas.

Popular Programs

CIEE Rome Summer Programs

Take your Italian language skills to the next level, explore the evolution of Italian painting, discuss the historical development of the mafia in Italian society, and learn the history of the Vatican. Explore some of the world’s most breathtaking cultural destinations, like the Vatican, Saint Peter’s Basilica, and the Spanish Steps.

CIEE Rome Semester Programs

Experience Rome your way by customizing your study abroad term on the Open Campus Block Program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your courses from a wide range of subject areas.

CIEE Rome January Program

CIEE’s January in Rome program invites students of all majors to gain insight on Italian society with a choice of coursework on Food, Nutrition, and Culture or Exploring Rome – the Birthplace of the Modern Museum.

Rome Landmark

With CIEE's Open Campus Block Programs, you can design your very own study abroad program to include up to three different locations for 6, 12 or 18 weeks.

Stay in one city the entire time or spend other blocks at our other Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, or Sydney.



CIEE Scholarships and Grants

CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.

$500 - $2,500

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 8.6
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.9
  • Housing 9.3
  • Safety 9.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Food, Fun, and Foreign Perspective

My experience with CIEE Jauary in Rome was wonderful. CIEE was supportive through the whole process, from being accepted and navigating preparations to giving reccomendations while there. The coursework was a little harder than I would've liked, but it brought us together as students and we managed fine. Rome was beautiful and I felt safe walking everywhere for class and social outings, etc. I also wish I had budgeted a little bit better beforehand, as it's easy to go nuts on personal spending, so I had to use my emergency credit card a little bit, but not too bad.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come with some euros already, not all places take card, but have more backup money than you'd expect on a card because ATM's work same as normal over there.
29 people found this review helpful.
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CIEE Open Campus

I enjoyed CIEE's Open Campus program because it gave you the freedom to design your own semester the way you want, which is something that not many programs offer. Having the opportunity to live in multiple cities and meet different people is amazing, and the staff at CIEE do their best to make sure you get the most out of your experience. With study tours, excursions, and events provided by the school, you get a well-rounded study abroad experience, and the chance to learn more than you expected to. I have been able to take part in cooking classes, walking tours, and more and learned more about my host city than I thought. Not to mention that traveling independently is a very easy process and CIEE is very flexible about it. I would absolutely recommend CIEE to anyone considering studying abroad.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come into the program with an open mind! There are going to be obstacles in your way and sometimes it can be difficult adjusting to a new culture, especially where there is a language barrier. Don't let it get you down, and instead focus on the incredible adventures you get to have.
28 people found this review helpful.
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Why everyone should go abroad with CIEE

The staff at CIEE is amazing and supportive. They will work with you before and during your trip to make sure you’re fully prepared and know what to expect. They plan fun excursions throughout the program so you have the opportunity to experience the culture and history. The classes are also very insightful and offer onsite excursions to gain more perspective on the subject matter. The staff is also very informative about events going on around the city, and sent out newsletters letting us know what was going on. The staff also offered recommendations for other cities and ensured that we were safe and enjoying ourselves wherever we were. Everyone involved in the program is very welcoming and they let you know they are available to help with any questions you may have. Everyone at CIEE is dedicated to you and making your time abroad truly special.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would advise everyone to put themselves out there, make friends, and take chances. I received an opportunity for a weekend in Milan and Switzerland by a girl I had know for maybe three days because we discussed trips we wanted to take and experiences we wanted to have. If I had stayed to myself, I wouldn’t have received that opportunity. I also planned a trip to Paris with another girl for the last weekend because we both really wanted to go and figured why not. Take full advantage of your time abroad and see everything you can from the monuments, to museums, to street performers. Who knows when a chance like this will come again?
27 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best 6 Weeks of My Life

My 6-week block with CIEE Rome was incredible. If you are reading this because you are considering studying abroad here, then DO IT!

I had the most incredible time in Rome, and the city now has a special place in my heart. The sights/monuments were breathtaking, the food was beyond amazing and the overall atmosphere of Rome was just incredible. But those are things people should already expect when coming to Rome.

What really made my experience unforgettable was the wonderful and lovely staff at CIEE Rome. From the second I arrived at the airport, I felt so welcomed. It was evident from the first day that the staff members truly cared about us. It was clear that our safety and wellbeing were their top priority. They became more than just staff members, directors and professors to us. They took the time and effort to get to know us on a personal level and become our friends. I can honestly say now that the people at CIEE Rome are like family to me.

I am beyond glad that I chose to study abroad in Rome with CIEE, and my biggest regret may possibly be not staying longer. I’m grateful that if I ever return to Rome (which I definitely will!), I have people to see and hopefully a place to stay! As much as I miss the gelato and cannolis, I miss the people at CIEE Rome the most.

Again, if you have to chance to study abroad with CIEE Rome, then please please please do it!

What would you improve about this program?
Have all students live together in the same building, but with the way Rome is built and works, it is nearly impossible. The staff does the best that they can to accommodate for our housing needs.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Most Memorable Experience

My name is Andrew and I studied at the CIEE Rome Institute in the fall of 2016. This experience was one that I will truly remember for a lifetime. Dr. Follo and all of the staff at the Global Institute were the most amazing people one could have asked to have as mentors and faculty going abroad. Going abroad I was a little apprehensive since this was the first semester that the Institute was established, but I hopped on a plane and headed over to Italy. From the first day I arrived at orientation to my farewell dinner the experience provided by CIEE was far beyond what I, or my parents, had expected. The housing provided to us was well beyond what a traditional college dorm would have been and far better! With this housing and the peer mentor provided I developed friends for life, as well as a better understanding of the Italian culture. Our peer mentor was a local who really knew the in's and out's of the city and provided us with the best immersion opportunity we could have. The location of not only the housing, but the school as well, was perfect for everything. Centered right in the middle of Rome in a safe and happening area, we were provided the best of both worlds. The learning experience was one of the best I had ever had, from daily field immersion trips to get hands on with the material we were learning to the group trips we took to learn about the history, I can not express enough how amazing this was for my education. The professors were highly knowledgable and experts in their perspective field of study, which really allowed us to thrive and learn far beyond a traditional class. I can not thank Dr. Follo and the staff at the CIEE Rome Campus enough for the experience and memories for life. This is truly an astonishing experience for anyone and I recommend it to all who are thinking about going abroad.

What would you improve about this program?
It can not. It was amazing all around.
25 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

All around amazing experience!

I loved being a part of CIEE Rome! From the minute we arrived, the program directors and staff were sweet and helpful, and really did their best to help us get acquainted with our new home. The smaller size of the program allowed all of us to build great relationships with our professors, directors and other students. The program included lots of excursions around Rome, and even trips to other cities in Italy. My favorite part was the excursions that were part of the courses that I took because I was able to see all of the Vatican City and most of Rome just by going to class! My second favorite part was being able to walk around and explore Rome. My classes were about a 10 minute walk from where I lived, so I was able to take different ways to and from class to explore the neighborhood I was living in. This whole experience gave me a new sense of independence and bravery. I felt safe here to explore on my own and figure things out for myself. My advice to any future participants is to do something you've never done every chance you get, and really take advantage of this opportunity to see the world!!

What would you improve about this program?
I loved everything about this program and I think it was run very well. My only issue that I had when I was in Rome was that it was pretty expensive to get to a from the airport when I was traveling outside of Italy. I think it would be very helpful for students if there were some sort of cheap airport transportation figured out for them in advance, but I do understand that that can be difficult! The early morning flights were the ones that were particularly difficult to get to the airport for, because only 1 bus ran that early.
29 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing Study Abroad Program

My experience in CIEE's Rome institute was incredible. Rome is one of the safest cities in Europe, in fact, I felt much safer there than in my suburban neighborhood in America. The housing accommodation was clean, stylish, and comfortable. However, what makes CIEE's Rome Campus truly special is its staff. The staff was overwhelmingly positive and helpful. They truly made me feel at home in one of the world's most ancient cities. I will always be grateful to CIEE for giving me a once in a lifetime experience.

27 people found this review helpful.
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Couldn't of asked for a better internship experience!

I participated in CIEE's Global Internship (GLINT) program in Rome and I can't say enough good things about it! CIEE set me up to intern with a company that I loved and really helped me take the steps towards finding out what I really wanted to do with my life. It was definitely an opportunity I would not have found in the United States and I thank god for CIEE being there to find it for me! CIEE from the beginning was so helpful, they arranged all my living and working arrangements, so I wouldn't have to worry or stress and were there to provide answers and solutions to all questions or problems I experienced. The best part of CIEE, for me, was the extra trips they took us on. Every other weekend we took a trip that, honestly, I would not have done on my own and I can't praise these trips enough because they were amazing! CIEE staff took us themselves to places and gave us experiences we could not have had without them! If I was not graduating, I would apply for another program with CIEE in a heartbeat. I experienced multiple different study abroad programs and CIEE was, by far, the best!

25 people found this review helpful.

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