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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission 31-AUG-2020 10-DEC-2020
Year 2020-2021 01-APR-2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Internship, Island Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Annia Dowell-Wiltshire Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Art - Art History, Commerce, Communications, Drama, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Foreign Affairs, History, Internship, Italian, Media Studies, Other Languages & Literatures, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies
Program Description:
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Rome - Language & Area Studies

Program Overview

It is impossible to avoid the past in Rome. It eagerly waits for you around every corner, hoping to intrigue you with a worn-down step, surprise you with an unexpected fountain, or inspire you with soaring architecture. Come study Rome's unmatched historical and artistic past while simultaneously learning about its modern role in international politics and business.

No matter what your level of Italian language proficiency, this program is for you. Students enroll in an Italian language course and choose from a variety of other courses, taught in both English and Italian.

You can also enroll in courses at a local university, where you will experience first-hand the Italian educational system. Maybe you'll even make some Italian friends while you're at it.

If you have four or more semesters of Italian language, you can enroll in our Advanced Italian Studies Program, which is designed to be a full immersion experience with advanced coursework.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Why Rome?

There's no place like Rome. With its abundant architectural and artistic riches, Rome celebrates more than 2,500 years of history. Think about it: you will be enveloped in the Roman past—the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter's Basilica—while enjoying all of the modern-day cultural jewels that the city has to offer. Why wait a minute longer? Indulge in Rome's splendor—and did we mention the food?—as soon as possible.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at www.IESabroad.org/aid.

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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Founded in spring 2003, the IES Rome program is designed primarily for students with little or no Italian who are interested in studying The Social Sciences, Humanities, Psychology, and the Fine Arts in an Italian atmosphere. IES courses include Italian language instruction and area courses taught in English. In addition, IES arranges internships that carry academic credit.

IES is located at LUISS, the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, a private university located in the Nomentana district, an attractive residential area easily accessible by public transportation to the historical center of Rome. IES students have access to the facilities of LUISS such as the library and computer rooms, and may participate in activities such as sports clubs with Italian students.

Students with adequate proficiency in Italian can enroll in a wide range of courses at IES Rome's partner universities, which include LUISS, the Universities of Rome 1 and Rome 3, and the Rome University for Fine Arts (RUFA).

Students must carry between 15 and 19 semester credit hours (typically 5 to 6 courses), and all students are required to take one language course with IES Rome. Students who have had ten or more semesters of Italian may be exempt from this requirement.

City of Rome

Rome, "the Eternal City," offers a wide variety of exciting experiences for study abroad students. More than 2,500 years of history have formed the city's unique character. Walking in Rome is a constant voyage of discovery. Where else can you find ancient fountains a step away from Visigothic Churches and Renaissance palaces? The Coliseum, Pantheon, St. Peter's, and the Sistine Chapel are just a few of Rome's treasures.

While the past is inescapable in Rome, the contemporary city is a vibrant, bustling metropolis of 3 million people. As the seat of the Italian government, Rome is the place to learn all of the complexities of Italian politics. Modern Rome is a center for the arts, including cinema, theater, opera, and classical music. Whether you enjoy Rome's lively nightlife, bountiful Italian cuisine, or watching one of the city's two world-class soccer teams, there is something for everyone in this fascinating city. Above all, Rome is a city of open, friendly, and welcoming people.