Exciting international work placements

Imagine yourself living and studying in Rome, the Eternal City, for a semester – then add in a wonderful placement experience in an organization that fits with your career ambitions. This internship program is an academic journey during which you apply what you learn in the classroom to the workplace and vice-versa. It offers you the chance to live and breathe all things Italian while also strengthening your resume for graduate school and/or employers.

You’ll spend 15-20 hours a week in your placement and enjoy seminar sessions designed to give time to discuss and reflect on your experience. You’ll also complete an academic project based on independent research and workplace experience.

You’ll take courses at the Arcadia Rome Center:

  • Internship Cornerstone Course – Work in Thought and Action includes embedded Italian language instruction at the start of the semester to help orient students to the local culture.
  • Optional Italian Language – beginner, intermediate or advanced – whatever your level.
  • Four electives from a varied selection of courses.

You’ll enjoy excursions, guest lectures and events organized by the Arcadia Rome Center to help you get to know other students and the many attractions of this magical city.

The diversity of possible internship placements range from an international school to socially responsible organizations to media and businesses and International non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Here are some samples:

  • St. Stephen's School of Rome – International Secondary School St. Stephen's is an international high school for boarding and day students located at the foot of the Aventine. Their students come from all over the world to pursue their high school education in an atmosphere of scholarly endeavour, creative exploration and multicultural exchange. The experiential dimension of its curriculum, which includes an extensive trip program, confers a ‘hands on’ feel to its academics and its location. Interns are fully involved in many departments including: Communications, Marketing & Alumni Relations; Classroom Assistant in the Modern Languages Department; Technical Assistant in the Music Department; Classroom Assistant in the Science Department.
  • Wanted in Rome – Magazine for expats and tourists Wanted in Rome is the magazine in English for expats and tourists living, or just visiting, the Eternal City. Founded in 1985, Wanted in Rome is today the most important point of reference for all foreign communities in Rome. The magazine has an estimated readership of 20,000 people from ambassadors to Erasmus students. Wanted in Rome is also appreciated by Italians who know the magazine as an international landmark in Rome.
  • Joel Nafuma Refugee Center - The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center is a day center in Rome that provides services for refugees. The wide range of services provided includes basic assistance, settlement services, legal support, therapy and interfaith services. The goal of the Center is to address the immediate and urgent needs of this vulnerable population.
  • Trajan’s Market Museum – Trajan's Market is a large complex of ruins in the city of Rome, located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the opposite end to the Colosseum. The Museum of the Imperial, located inside Trajan's Markets, is the first museum dedicated to ancient architecture which made up the Antiquarium Forense (Forum District) and displays reconstructed sections of the Imperial Roman Age.
  • Roma Tre University - R&D and EU Program Office – R&D and EU Program Office Roma Tre University has an office in charge of promoting and coordinating the transfer of new technology to the industrial sector. The R&D and EU Program Office coordinates the relationship between the University's research laboratories and the industrial sector. Its main objective is to improve the results of research and promote technological innovation, helping single out regional, national, and international fundraisers and investors interested in developing research projects. The R&D and EU Program Office has a team dedicated to help researchers and professors find, apply for and manage European Commission research funding.
  • Roma Tre University – College Radio for International Students Roma Tre Radio is the new web radio of the Roma Tre University, with an English session completely dedicated to international students. Roma Tre Radio communicates experiences and walks through information and entertainment, talking to the Rome city overcoming the boundaries of the university world. News, in-depth analysis, music, ideas and culture are the ingredients of this young reality, animated by college students and professionals.
Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Academic Year 2016 8/29/2016 5/13/2017 26-32 $28,900 4/20/2016 More Info
Spring 2017 1/23/2017 5/13/2017 13-16 $16,250 10/1/2016 More Info
Fall 2017 8/28/2017 12/16/2017 12-18 $16,960 4/20/2017 More Info
Academic Year 2017 8/28/2017 5/12/2018 TBA TBA 4/20/2017  
Spring 2018 1/22/2018 5/12/2018 TBA TBA 10/1/2017  

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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