IES Abroad: Study Rome - Language & Area Studies

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  • Location(s): Rome, Italy
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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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... read more

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A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Study Rome - Language & Area Studies
September 09, 2019 Amazing Semester In Rome
my experience was definitely worth while and I feel like I learned a lot! - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
August 10, 2019 Dive Right In
heavy experience in the language - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 22, 2019 Amazing Time Abroad
I learned to trust myself more, and to be scared of fewer things. As a chronically late person, I finally learned to manage my time enough to be chronically on time! I feel like I can tackle anything now. And study abroad taught me that. - Emory University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Study Rome - Language & Area Studies
January 21, 2019 Best Four Months!
The biggest thing I learned while abroad was to live in the present. At home I tend to always think about what I am going to do in the future or I get stuck in the past. Studying abroad showed me how to live in the moment and take time to "stop and smell the roses". - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
I learned that the best way to learn is to sit back and allow yourself to be uncomfortable. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Study Rome - Language & Area Studies
July 31, 2018 Would Go Back 110%
Soooo many things like learning more Italian, making lasting connections, learning to cook, learning to travel better, developing spiritually, etc. It was definitely worthwhile and everyone should have the chance to study abroad! - Johns Hopkins University View Entire Review
I learned much about Roman History and archaeology, and even had a chance to perform practical archaeology in an internship. Every moment was worthwhile! I learned so much about Italian culture and how to be independent abroad. 100% recommend! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
March 01, 2017 My Home In Rome
I studied abroad in Rome with IES Language and Area Studies during the Fall of 2016, and it was by far the best experience of my life. I lived in an apartment, just a fifteen minute walk to school, with five other abroad students and one Italian Student Companion. I absolutely loved my classes and really valued the opportunity... - Occidental College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Study Rome - Language & Area Studies
February 20, 2017 My Time In Rome
I say to my friends when they ask me how Rome was that it was "unironically life-changing". I remember being nervous at the idea of traveling abroad, reading reviews like this, and thinking, "Yeah right. Inspiring...pooh!" Rome humbled me in a way. It is a city that is startling and frightening at first, and then it takes y... - Ithaca College View Entire Review
September 27, 2016 Rome Became My Second Home
See response above. - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
August 15, 2016 La Citta' Eterna
The best part of a semester abroad is the opportunity to truly live in another country. During my semester in Rome, I truly felt like I was immersed in the culture and the country. One unique component of this was the chance to live with an Italian roommate. My roommate Lorenzo helped us with everything from the language to gett... - George Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Study Rome - Language & Area Studies
I've gained so many life skills that I don't think I really would have otherwise. I learned how to speak a different language, how to travel alone, how to learn about other cultures without judgement, how to have an outside view of my own culture, and so much more. It was absolutely worthwhile - I wish I could go again. - George Washington University View Entire Review
IES Abroad helped me dive into Italian culture and immerse myself among the lazy cafe scene, the bustling nighttime streets, and the majestic arts of Rome. I befriended Italians who taught me the joys of slowing down and enjoying life. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Going abroad was absolutely worthwhile. I gained so much independence, cultural awareness, and appreciation for the world. I grew so much as a person and gained a new perspective on not only the world, but myself. Nothing compares to what you will learn by going out in the world, immersing yourself in a new culture, and living a... - Tulane University View Entire Review
I learned new language and communication skills, I gained a deeper appreciation for other cultures, and I was able to travel the world and meet new/interesting people. This was an extremely worthwhile experience. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 21, 2019 Great Roman Term!
I've become interculturally competent in a way that I certainly was not before, I've learned a fair degree in a language I could barely say "hello" in, and I've gained an international outlook through relationships with the people I met in Rome. - Occidental College View Entire Review
The courses at IES allowed me to further my studies in political science by studying both classic political philosophers like Macchiavelli and the current events and systems of modern Italian politics. IES also connected me with a great internship working for The International Spectator, Italy's oldest English-language of intern... - Kenyon College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence and I feel much more independent. It was definitely worthwhile. Living in another country is hard, but it's definitely eye-opening. - Pennsylvania State University - University Park / Penn State View Entire Review
Language, friends (local and american), knowledge (history, food, Italian cities and towns, Roman culture). - Brandeis University View Entire Review
This program was extremely worthwhile. I learned about the importance of the difference it makes to learn about art within its context. By being able to visit the various places of art in its original location, it really changes your understanding of the artwork at hand. - Wheaton College, MA View Entire Review
I really learned to be independent and I have become more mature. Living basically on my own in a foreign country makes me feel like I can do almost anything. I feel more responsible and more like an actual adult now. - Fordham University View Entire Review
February 14, 2017 Cultural Experiences
I was nervous, like many other students, before I went abroad. When selecting a college, a big thing to me was choosing a university where many students studied abroad. I was so enthusiastic about all of it until about a week before I left. I started to panic about what I would miss at school, if I had made a mistake going abroa... - Tulane University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about independence and acceptance of different cultures. The Italian way of life is different from anything we are used to here and I really enjoyed having the chance to learn it by living it. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more of an adult, to live more on my own, and how to be independent and resourceful in a totally different culture. I learned to travel and exist in a place where people may not know you're language, and how to communicate. I learned all about the refugee crisis and terrorism in Europe, from a first-hand pers... - Hamilton College View Entire Review
I learned so much about my own abilities to work hard at adapting to a new culture. I gained valuable travel skills and how to be flexible during times of stress. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review

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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 historic and artistic past while simultaneously learning about its modern role in international politics and business. No matter what your current level of Italian language proficiency is, this program is for you. Enroll in an Italian language course as well as four additional area studies courses, taught in either English or Italian.

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 including Italian-taught courses, an Italian-only language pledge, and more.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Italian Studies
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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