Explore The Eternal City’s nooks and crannies, people and treasures

If have an urge to study abroad in one of the world’s most famous and historic cities, then Rome is the place to go. Arcadia in Rome combines academic learning inside the classroom with experiential learning on the streets and with the people of this daunting yet friendly cosmopolitan capital.

All Arcadia in Rome courses include an excursion off-the-beaten-track such as a writing retreat in a Medieval castle/Bed & breakfast, living in an ancient trullo while studying sustainability or touring the L’Aquila earthquake site.

The core course, At Home in Rome, offers an in-depth look at Rome today. You’ll come to know every corner of this incredible city; not just the well-known spots. It touches on urban planning and architecture, social economics and human geography, history and sociology, while roaming through different neighborhoods.

In addition to the core course (3 credits) you will take an Italian language course (4 credits) at your level: beginner, intermediate or advanced. You’ll then choose 2-3 courses (4 credits each) from an extensive selection offered in English by the Arcadia Rome Center and our academic partner institution, Università degli Studi Roma Tre. These range from art and archaeology to political science, history theatre and culture.  Particular concentrations include:

While studying in Rome, I found myself immersed in ‘la Vita Bella,’ the beautiful life. The program allowed me to see Italy in a different light and changed my perspective of this vibrant city. ”

Michael Friedman

Arcadia University Student, Arcadia in Rome

  • Business – a range of business courses reflecting the Italian and European experience and based on those taught at the Kogod School of Business at American University. If you choose this option you take 1-3 courses covering: Southern European Debt crisis; international finance or business; organizational theory; marketing or quality systems.

  • Engineering – Or Spring students can choose to focus on engineering with courses offered through Roma Tre, such as Sustainability, Materials Science and Technology, Engineering Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics or Thermodynamics. You may also take courses at Roma Tre in Italian if you language ability is tested.

  • Arcadia in Rome has many courses which include study of topical connections with other Southern European countries, such as: Advanced Political Economy: The Southern European Debt Crisis in Historical and Theoretical Perspective, which involves collaborations and visits with students in Rome and Athens and possibly other centers.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2014 9/1/2014 12/20/2014 14-18 $17,550 4/20/2014 More Info
Academic Year 2014 9/1/2014 5/16/2015 28-36 $28,150 4/20/2014 More Info
Spring 2015 1/26/2015 5/16/2015 14-18 $17,850 10/1/2014 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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Program Details

Country

Italy

Language of Instruction

English

City

Rome

Location Type

Large City

Accommodation

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.

Accommodation

Health & Safety

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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