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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Study Abroad in Rome

Spend the semester studying in the Eternal City. Choose from a variety of courses including architecture, journalism and sustainability while experiencing life in Italy. Explore contemporary issues facing Italy & Europe through study tours in Rome, Naples, Tuscany, and Barcelona.

Academics

  • Study leadership, architecture, design, history, media and communication, sustainability, and more at the ACCENT study abroad center and the European School of Economics
  • Take beginning to intermediate Italian language.
  • Intern with an Italian organization
  • Satisfy liberal arts requirements.
  • Participate in study tours that complement and reflect on what you learn in the classroom.

This program appeals to students who want to experience the excitement & complexity that embodies modern day Rome. Students engage in a variety of courses & study tours around Italy and Barcelona, to develop an international perspective.

  • Program type:

    Take classes in the heart of Rome at the ACCENT center with other study abroad students. Student also have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the European School of Economics. Courses are taught in English by Italian and international faculty. (Addtional fees apply for courses at the European School of Economics)

  • Level:
    1000–3000 level
  • Term:
    • Fall semester
    • Spring semester
    • Summer session.
  • Prerequisites:
    • 2.5 GPA
    • Sophomores and above
  • Courseload:
    • 13–16 credits for fall or spring semester
    • 6–8 credits for summer session.

All students will take the Leadership Across Cultures course and choose 3-5 other courses to earn 13-18 credits. Students will participate in academic study tours which include visits to Aquila, Naples, Pompeii, Tuscany and Barcelona, Spain.

Faculty

On-site support is provided by ACCENT, housed in their Rome Center in beautiful Palazzo Bennicelli (also known as Banco di Santo Spirito) on the Piazza dell'Orologio. ACCENT provides student housing, program classrooms, study areas, and arranges on-site orientation, program excursions, and social and cultural events. Italian and international faculty from universities in and around Rome provide all course instruction. To view photos of the study center, click here.

How to Apply

Click the button below to visit this program's web page for more information about the application process for this program.

About This Program

Study in the heart of Rome while experiencing the Eternal City. Rome is the capital of Italy and has a thrilling history that spans 3,000 years. Renowned worldwide for art, architecture, fashion, and cuisine, it a vibrant city with ancient and modern wonders waiting around every corner. This program integrates study tours around Rome and other areas of Italy and Europe to highlight course content.

Three photos from previous trips

Students choose to live with an Italian host family or in furnished apartments. The host family option includes breakfast and dinner Monday through Thursday. There is limited space available with homestays. All students receive a bus and metro pass to travel from their housing to the ACCENT Rome Center.

All courses will integrate guest lectures and visits around Rome to highlight course content. The following study tours will be incorporated into the semester program, and those noted with SUM are also part of the summer program.

  • Barcelona - 4 days/3 nights: Comparative study experience across the disciplines of sustainability, architecture, and journalism. Students will examine these disciplines using a leadership lens for discussion and reflection.
  • L'Aquila: Examine the affects architecture and sustainability after the 2009 earthquake
  • Naples & Pompeii : Visit the Bay of Naples with tour and talk regarding Mafia; see the affect of Mt. Vesuvius on the ancient city of Pompeii (SUM)
  • Tuscany - Castello Banfi Winery: Travel through Tuscany to the 12th Century Castello Banfi, Italy's most successful winery, which is internationally recognized for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility. (SUM)

Academic Internships may be available for semester students. There are a variety of placements available depending on the student's Italian proficiency. Please inquire with the Learning Abroad Center to learn more. All volunteer opportunities are subject to change and involvement is dependent on the need of the organization.

  • Sports Volunteers--assist with the organization and running of various sporting events throughout Rome
  • Adopt a Monument--help save a particular monument from further deterioration
  • Legambiente: Clean the World and Stop the Fever Program--assist archeologists with the preservation of various important historical sites around the city
  • Sant'Egidio Soup Kitchen--volunteer to help serve meals at this soup kitchen that provides meals to Rome's disadvantaged
  • Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary--volunteers from different countries, feed, clea,n and look after about 250 feline friends
  • Oasis Celestina Donati Orphanage--volunteers assist the children with their homework and help children improve their English and computer skills

About Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Office of International Programs is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 70 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.




Study Abroad in Rome

Spend the semester studying in the Eternal City. Choose from a variety of courses including architecture, journalism and sustainability while experiencing life in Italy. Explore contemporary issues facing Italy & Europe through study tours in Rome, Naples, Tuscany, and Barcelona.

Academics

  • Study leadership, architecture, design, history, media and communication, sustainability, and more at the ACCENT study abroad center and the European School of Economics
  • Take beginning to intermediate Italian language.
  • Intern with an Italian organization
  • Satisfy liberal arts requirements.
  • Participate in study tours that complement and reflect on what you learn in the classroom.

This program appeals to students who want to experience the excitement & complexity that embodies modern day Rome. Students engage in a variety of courses & study tours around Italy and Barcelona, to develop an international perspective.

  • Program type:

    Take classes in the heart of Rome at the ACCENT center with other study abroad students. Student also have the opportunity to enroll in courses at the European School of Economics. Courses are taught in English by Italian and international faculty. (Addtional fees apply for courses at the European School of Economics)

  • Level:
    1000–3000 level
  • Term:
    • Fall semester
    • Spring semester
    • Summer session.
  • Prerequisites:
    • 2.5 GPA
    • Sophomores and above
  • Courseload:
    • 13–16 credits for fall or spring semester
    • 6–8 credits for summer session.

All students will take the Leadership Across Cultures course and choose 3-5 other courses to earn 13-18 credits. Students will participate in academic study tours which include visits to Aquila, Naples, Pompeii, Tuscany and Barcelona, Spain.

Faculty

On-site support is provided by ACCENT, housed in their Rome Center in beautiful Palazzo Bennicelli (also known as Banco di Santo Spirito) on the Piazza dell'Orologio. ACCENT provides student housing, program classrooms, study areas, and arranges on-site orientation, program excursions, and social and cultural events. Italian and international faculty from universities in and around Rome provide all course instruction. To view photos of the study center, click here.

How to Apply

Click the button below to visit this program's web page for more information about the application process for this program.

About This Program

Study in the heart of Rome while experiencing the Eternal City. Rome is the capital of Italy and has a thrilling history that spans 3,000 years. Renowned worldwide for art, architecture, fashion, and cuisine, it a vibrant city with ancient and modern wonders waiting around every corner. This program integrates study tours around Rome and other areas of Italy and Europe to highlight course content.

Three photos from previous trips

Students choose to live with an Italian host family or in furnished apartments. The host family option includes breakfast and dinner Monday through Thursday. There is limited space available with homestays. All students receive a bus and metro pass to travel from their housing to the ACCENT Rome Center.

All courses will integrate guest lectures and visits around Rome to highlight course content. The following study tours will be incorporated into the semester program, and those noted with SUM are also part of the summer program.

  • Barcelona - 4 days/3 nights: Comparative study experience across the disciplines of sustainability, architecture, and journalism. Students will examine these disciplines using a leadership lens for discussion and reflection.
  • L'Aquila: Examine the affects architecture and sustainability after the 2009 earthquake
  • Naples & Pompeii : Visit the Bay of Naples with tour and talk regarding Mafia; see the affect of Mt. Vesuvius on the ancient city of Pompeii (SUM)
  • Tuscany - Castello Banfi Winery: Travel through Tuscany to the 12th Century Castello Banfi, Italy's most successful winery, which is internationally recognized for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility. (SUM)

Academic Internships may be available for semester students. There are a variety of placements available depending on the student's Italian proficiency. Please inquire with the Learning Abroad Center to learn more. All volunteer opportunities are subject to change and involvement is dependent on the need of the organization.

  • Sports Volunteers--assist with the organization and running of various sporting events throughout Rome
  • Adopt a Monument--help save a particular monument from further deterioration
  • Legambiente: Clean the World and Stop the Fever Program--assist archeologists with the preservation of various important historical sites around the city
  • Sant'Egidio Soup Kitchen--volunteer to help serve meals at this soup kitchen that provides meals to Rome's disadvantaged
  • Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary--volunteers from different countries, feed, clea,n and look after about 250 feline friends
  • Oasis Celestina Donati Orphanage--volunteers assist the children with their homework and help children improve their English and computer skills

About Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center in the Office of International Programs is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--300 programs in over 70 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.