Study Abroad in Roma (Rome), Italy


There’s No Place Like Rome


131 Study Abroad Programs in Roma (Rome), Italy

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad

Become an international student in the cosmopolitan city of Rome through Forum-Nexus Study Abroad. With six program options to choose from, participating students get the chance to partake in a comprehensive, unique summer learning program. Courses are available in a wide range of topics, including International Relations, Psychology, and Finance.

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
Earn College Credits in Rome with John Cabot University!

Immerse yourself in the fascinating city of Rome through this study abroad program offered by John Cabot University. With five program options to choose from, international students have the chance to learn and explore through community service projects, wine-tasting seminars, and even gourmet cooking classes.

Study Abroad in Rome, Italy with Temple University

Choose among three program options through Temple University in the historical, culture-infused city of Rome. Participants may choose from a broad range of academic courses, including Architecture, Political Science, and Marketing. No prior international experience is required for participation.

Study Arts and Fashion, and Languages in Italy

Study abroad in Florence with Lorenzo de' Medici. Lorenzo de' Medici provides students with courses that cover a variety of subjects, such as Visual Arts, Media And Cultural Studies, and Theater. Students can earn as much as 18 credits depending on their chosen course schedule.

Lorenzo de' Medici
Study in Italy with API

Gain a comprehensive study abroad experience in Rome with API. Programs allow American and Canadian students to study at Lorenzo de' Medici or John Cabot University. Available during different terms, the programs cover a wide variety of subject areas and include post-program services as well.

Inspiring Summer and Semester Programs in Italy

Join SAI in Italy for study abroad courses based in Florence. Students of any nationality can attend the famous Florence University of the Arts and study a variety of subjects alongside international and local students alike. Available subjects areas include Fashion Design and Merchandising, Italian, Comparative Literature, and many more.

Study Abroad in Italy at The American University of Rome.

Enjoy a culturally-enriching study abroad experience in Rome at the American University of Rome. Students can enroll in classes for a semester or academic year, and expand their knowledge of everything from Classical Studies to Liberal Arts. Individuals can also attend the Summer Vocal Institute with Marilyn Horne. Programs are open to students of any nationality.

Cornell in Rome

For nearly 30 years, Cornell in Rome’s international education program has inspired, challenged, and transformed undergraduates in one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world. The semester-long program is open to students of architecture, visual arts, and urban studies, as well as related fields such as art history, landscape architecture, classics, international studies, medieval ...

Study in Rome, Florence or Perugia with CISabroad!

Gain fluency in Italian by studying in Rome through CISabroad. With programs available during every term, students from across the globe can study subjects such as Architecture and Fine Arts. Programs include small class sizes, allowing students to receive more individual attention and immerse more effectively into the Italian lifestyle.

Study in Italy: Various Academic Options Available

Venture on a study abroad trip to Florence with AIFS. Students get to indulge in the historic streets and infamous art of Florence while studying a range of subjects. Course options include Communications and History, as well as Italian language classes. AIFS programs also include cultural activities to increase learning.

Year Round Study Programs in Italy

Study abroad in Italy and discover the historic landmarks, culture, and lifestyle through the Institute for the International Education of Students academic studies program. Stay in a flat or with a host family in Milan, Rome, or Siena for a summer, semester, or academic year. This program offers students from all over the world to gain a unique cultural perspective and travel learning experien...

Study Abroad in Italy with ISA

Study Abroad in Florence with International Student Adventures. Students can choose to study Art History, Classical Studies, Fashion Design And Merchandising, and many other courses at either Florence University of the Arts (FUA) or at the Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH). Programs are open to American and Canadian students who have at least a 2.75 GPA and one year of college-...

Semester and Summer Programs in Italy

Build up Italian language skills and become immersed in Italian culture through studying abroad in Florence with Athena Study Abroad. Programs are open to American students and allow participants to spend a summer, semester, or full academic year studying Italian language and culture, among other courses, such as Art History, Business, and Graphic Design.

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The Beauty of Rome at Nightfall.

How to Study Abroad in Roma

There’s No Place Like Rome

Yes, the city where all roads lead to, the capital of Italy today and the center of the known world during the Roman Empire. This place is steeped in history, and even spending several months in Rome wouldn’t be enough to get a true grasp on the ancient city’s Roman way of life. With its popularity among tourists, Rome is no longer the cheap city it used to be, but there are ways around both the crowds and inflated prices.

Food & Culture

If you’re trying to cut corners on the food budget, you have plenty of options. A favorite of many visitors for lunch is just stopping in any little bakery (paninoteca) for deliciously fresh sandwiches.


Fiesty Mikki runs is a favorite student hangout in Rome located just at the back corner of the E Pantheon. It’s a party every time. Ask for their famous student menu for 15 Euros: salad, pizza, two types of pasta, dessert, wine, and of course, Mikki’s “Sexy wine”.

Isola del Panino

Between largo Argentina and the Pantheon, you’ll find one of the best values in the heart of Rome. This one-man show is run by friendly Fabio and attracts high-powered businessmen and budget backpackers alike. Hours are tight so be sure to pop in between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Not much English is spoken here so order by pointing.

Dar Poeta

Rome’s best pizzeria is tucked away in a small alley in Trastevere. Run by three friends, this place pumps out an incredible menu of wood-fired pizzas for a great price. If you’re in a spicy mood, go for the Lingua del Fuoco. Hungry? Ask for “pizza alto” to get a double crust.

There are tons of knock-your-socks-off gelaterias across Rome. But before stepping inside, first you must learn how to tell if a gelateria is worth its weight in gelato. A proven technique for determining the quality of gelato, and ice cream in general, is comparing the fruit flavors to the actual color of the fruit ingredients. Banana, for example should be grey-ish; if it’s bright yellow, you know the place is making up for their shortcomings with food coloring. Likewise for pistachio; it should be a muted green color, so avoid places where it is neon. You don’t necessarily have to get those flavors, but they’re a good indicator of the overall quality of a place.

Old Bridge

This incredible gelateria is located in the perfect location to help you fortify against or recover from the daunting Vatican experience. This place always has a line halfway around the block. Don’t be scared, just roll up your sleeves and dive into the crowd. Aggressively get up to the front and place your order at the same time as paying.


Pay for your order first as you step in the door, then take your receipt over to their overflowing supply of chillingly-good flavors. Located a 3-minute walk away from the Pantheon.

Casa del Café

While not technically a gelateria, this café still has some favorite frozen treats in Rome: their famous Granita del Café, or coffee granita. Pay at the counter in the back first, then bring your receipt to the front to claim your prize.

Things to Do

Rome is packed to the gills with world-class sightseeing, there are plenty of can’t-miss attractions.

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica

The Vatican is the center of the worldwide Catholic church and its public museums offer a glimpse into the worldly riches of the church. The hallways are dripping in Renaissance masterpieces and Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is quite literally jaw dropping. Reserve your entry ahead of time to skip the line. Otherwise, beat the lines by getting up early, or going late. Allow three hours inside to see everything, and bring a bottle of water and snacks to survive.

Coliseum & Roman Forum

Commissioned nearly 1000 years ago, the Coliseum is one of Rome’s most popular attractions. The same ticket will get you into the Forum so consider picking yours up at the gate to the Forum if the Coliseum’s line is too long. You’ll get hounded by tour promoters and gladiators so put your game face on and enjoy!


An incredible feat of architecture and engineering, the Pantheon has been studied and replicated since its creation. Commissioned by Hadrian, and completed in about A.D. 125, it is now an active Catholic church and you can catch Mass here several times a week.

Andy Steves

Andy Steves graduated from Notre Dame in May 2010 and has since capitalized on his semester abroad in Rome, (Spring ’08) to start a student tour business in Europe called Weekend Student Adventures. Andy combined his experience of studying abroad and a lifetime of traveling with his father, Rick Steves, to make WSA the leading student tour provider in Europe. Hundreds of American students studying abroad in Europe enjoy his exciting trips each semester.