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

Program Not Available for 2020

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.

Choose from one of these two courses for Session I: 

  • Modern Life in the Eternal City: Explore contemporary Roman life and culture in different neighborhoods of this bustling international city. These experiences will explore the outdoor, Mediterranean lifestyle in the summer, connecting urban and rural influences, agriculture, food and society and includes a field study in a rural setting.
  • Sketching Rome: Introduction to Drawing: Explore the eternal city with your professor and your sketching pad to savor and record your version of what lies in front of you. By sketching, painting and writing thoughtfully from all corners of one of the world’s most fascinating cities, you’ll distance yourselves from technology for a moment and join the likes of Cicero, Byron, Shelley and countless others who explored this city.

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Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. 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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