Let Rome be your summer classroom and make the city your own

As one of the world’s most visited cities, Rome is a study abroad destination on every student’s wish list. This summer program can give you an extraordinary peek into The Eternal City and beyond, learning about Italian life from the locals in the streets and neighborhoods of this ancient yet cosmopolitan city and of other places in Italy. The focus is on field study and learning outside the normal academic classroom set up. Spend as long as you can here – you can choose one or two sessions each one lasting 3 weeks and earning you 3 credits.

Session 1: At Home in Rome. Take an in-depth look at Rome today. You’ll come to know unusual corners of this incredible city; not just the well-known spots. By experiencing the city as an insider, you’ll learn about Italian language and culture, urban and rural influences and the different facets of this much admired Mediterranean lifestyle.

Session 2: You’ll choose one course out of two options, each of which offer up a different aspect of modern Italian life:

  • The Economics of Organized Crime and Social Innovation – Delve into the real causes, operations and consequences of organized crime in Italian life today.

  • Stealing Cultural Treasures: Looters, Thieves and Forgers – Investigate the illicit trafficking of antiquities and cultural objects; includes a fields study to Siracusa, Sicily.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Summer 2015 TBA TBA 3-6 $3,890 3/31/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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