Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

130 Study Abroad Programs in Roma (Rome), Italy

Earn College Credits in Rome with John Cabot University!

Live in Italy for up to a semester by studying on location. John Cabot University has study abroad programs based in Rome that focus on various subjects such as Political Science, Linguistics, and Fine Arts. The programs cover tuition and lab fees, organized cultural activities, and occasional tours across the country. The program is open to students from the United States, Australia, and New Z...

Inspiring Summer and Semester Programs in Italy

Students can learn more about the genuine Italian way of life while engaging in an exceptional academic opportunity with SAI Programs in Italy. Based in five of Italy's most fascinating cities, including Florence, Rome, and Milan, participants can choose from various English-taught courses with transferable course credit offerings. Six different programs are available through SAI in Italy.

Study Abroad in Rome, Italy with Temple University

Established in 1966, Temple Rome offers a semester or academic year program of full-time study designed primarily for third-year undergraduate students. Programs include Architecture, Visual Arts, International Business and Liberal Arts/Italian Studies.

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad

Earn 6 credits this summer while studying in Italy. Choose a 4-week multi-country Forum-Nexus program which includes Rome, Milan and 5 more amazing European cities: Barcelona, Paris, Geneva, Chamonix and Rhodes. Students from the U.S. and 15 other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes, visiting universities, companies and international organizations. Open to all majors....

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
Liberal Arts and Italian Studies in Italy

Having two program locations, students may choose whether to attend Florence University of the Arts and the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence or take up classes at the American University of Rome in Rome. A wide range of programs and a number of cultural excursions await participants who choose ISA as their study abroad experience.

Study Arts and Fashion, and Languages in Italy

Our academic calendar follows a semester system, including January and Summer sessions to accommodate the schedule of students from the US. At LdM, we offer most courses in English, although there are many courses for the student of Italian language as well. Students may choose from over 500 courses for their plan of study. Combined academic programs, consisting of a semester in two different c...

Lorenzo de' Medici
Quality Study Programs in Italy with API

Programs are available throughout the year in five locations in Italy, including Rome, Taormina, and Florence. Undergraduate students can experience the Italian lifestyle, while participating in study abroad programs with Academic Programs International. Participants can study Art, History, and the Italian Language, along with many other course subjects.

The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts

This semester program is provided in locations throughout Italy. Developed by The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, students enjoy studio arts including painting, drawing, and also creative writing within a small group of students. This program is fully-accredited and offers scholarships, grants, and other awards. In order to qualify, advanced students must submit a portfolio.

The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts
Study Abroad in Italy at The American University of Rome.

Enrolling 500 students a semester from over 40 countries, The American University of Rome has hosted Study Abroad students for 5 decades. Join us for a Summer, Semester or Year, live a unique academic and cultural experience, and earn academic credits toward your undergraduate degree.

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 ...

Cornell University
Study in Rome, Florence or Perugia with CISabroad!

CISabroad gives students the opportunity to be in one of the world’s most sought-after tourist destinations while studying abroad. They offer academic courses in Italy that are supplemented with cultural immersion, and leisurely excursions. Students benefit from the comprehensive package CISabroad is famous for.

Study in Italy: Various Academic Options Available

Students in the process of completing their Bachelors degree can participate in Italian study abroad programs with the American Institute for Foreign Studies (AIFS). Programs are offered in Venice, Rome, and Florence, and are available during all terms of study. Students can study Fashion, History, Italian, and many more subjects with AIFS.

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...

Semester and Summer Programs in Italy

Athena Study Abroad programs are offered in four different Italian cities. Elective course options range from International Business to Art History and Graphic Design, along with several other subjects. Programs include field trips, tuition, and accommodations.

Earn your College Credits in Italy Today

Experience Italy from the perspective of a local through studying abroad with Global Semesters. Participants can choose from a variety of academic programs and explore some of the country's most remarkable cities, including Rome, Florence, or Venice. American and Canadian students can gain knowledge in their field of study and learn more about Italian culture, traditions, and customs.

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How to Study Abroad in Roma (Rome)

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.