It is impossible to avoid the past in Rome. It eagerly waits for you around every corner, hoping to intrigue you with a worn-down step, surprise you with an unexpected fountain, or inspire you with soaring architecture. Come study Rome's unmatched historical and artistic past while simultaneously learning about its modern role in international politics and business.
No matter what your level of Italian language proficiency, this program is for you. Students enroll in an Italian language course and choose from a variety of other courses, taught in both English and Italian.
You can also enroll in courses at a local university, where you will experience first-hand the Italian educational system. Maybe you'll even make some Italian friends while you're at it.
If you have four or more semesters of Italian language, you can enroll in our Advanced Italian Studies Program, which is designed to be a full immersion experience with advanced coursework.
Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.
NOTE: Program dates listed in Studio Abroad are approximate. Please refer to IES Abroad predeparture materials for planning travel.
There's no place like Rome. With its abundant architectural and artistic riches, Rome celebrates more than 2,500 years of history. Think about it: you will be enveloped in the Roman past—the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica—while enjoying all of the modern-day cultural jewels that the city has to offer. Why wait a minute longer? Indulge in Rome's splendor—and did we mention the food?—as soon as possible.
Whether it's an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we're all about our student services. To find out more specific details, click here and select the Student Life tab.
About IES Abroad
Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 6,000 study abroad students every year. From our headquarters in Chicago to our 115+ study abroad programs in more than 35 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences.
Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.
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What is it really like to live in Rome? Check out our virtual tour of all the places you'll come to know and love when you study abroad there—including where you'll live and learn. Take the tour!
Co-Sponsored Program Policy & Deadlines
This program is co-sponsored by the University of St. Thomas. Prior to submitting any application to this program you must meet with a Study Abroad Advisor to obtain approval for participation. This will ensure that you remain a St. Thomas student, your financial aid will apply to the program fee, and your credits will transfer back. University of St. Thomas deadlines are:
October 1 for spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
To begin the application process for a University of St. Thomas Co-sponsored program, you must attend a First Step Session, complete the Advising Questionnaire and meet with a Study Abroad Advisor. They will work with you to find an appropriate program, provide information about the application process and grant you access to the online application. Select the Apply Now button at the top of this page to begin this process.
Criteria for participation:
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5. Some programs will require a higher average.
Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in an International Education program while on academic or conduct probation. Disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval in off-campus programs.
Students must be at least in sophomore status to apply for a semester or year-long study abroad program. Some programs may require a higher class standing for participation. Transfer students applying to study abroad must complete at least one semester at St. Thomas before going abroad.
Click here for all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas.
In most cases all grants, loans and scholarships will apply to UST-sponsored and co-sponsored fall, spring or year-long programs. You must make an an appointment with a financial aid counselor to verify and confirm all financial aid awards.
Additional aid in the form of scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some co-sponsoring organizations. Refer to our Scholarships webpage for details.
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