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  • The Eternal City
  • Home of the Coliseum, Pantheon, Catacombs, Castle Sant' Angelo, St. Peter's Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel
  • Program located along the Tiber River and across from the Castel Sant Angelo
  • February to June --OR--
    September to December
Program Organization
Academic Program
  • Orientation with intensive Italian and culture course
  • Required Italian language course
  • 35-40 courses in liberal arts, psychology and social sciences taught in English and Italian
  • Unpaid internship or community-based service learning placement for students with at least 2 semesters of Italian language
  • Optional classes at the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA) for students with at least one semester of Italian language

Course Load

  • Program requires enrollment in Italian language course and IES center courses.
    • 16 IU credits
      • 4 credit language course
      • 12 credits in 4 IES courses
  • Apartments with Italian students
  • Limited number of homestays
Additional Program Inforamtion

You may apply if you

  • are a student at any IU campus who is making normal academic progress,
  • are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college, and
  • have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

No Italian language background required.

Advanced Italian language students, see Bologna program flyer.

Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.

Financial Aid
How to Apply for this Program

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2010: March 1, 2010
  • Spring 2011: September 2010

IU committee screens applications.

Notification of application status sent electronically within 4 weeks of application deadline.

Estimated Costs

Fall 2010 Semester

  • IU portion of fee: $640
  • IES portion of fee*: $17,170 (tuition, room, health insurance, some meals)
  • Meals: $2,300
  • See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.

*Program fee reflects discounted fee for IU students after benefit of the $1,500 IES Public University Grant.

Airfare, personal expenses and vacation travel additional.

Initial prepayment of $500 due April 5, 2010 for fall; October for spring.