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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OVERALL RATING 4.8
Based on 23 Reviews
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Past Review 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
Confidence. Desire to travel. Inspiration to take action about my future. Desire to learn more languages. It was completely worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to change my mood for the better quickly and that sometimes it's best to focus on the simple things that make me happy like a walk, great food, and trying something new. It was completely worth while. - Ithaca College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself as I traveled with friends and made new ones along the way! I learned that I can take care of myself as well as acclimate to a new and foreign environment. I stepped out of my comfort zone and gained so many priceless memories and experiences because of it. This program and my time in Italy helped me... - Wofford College View Entire Review
I learned a new type of independence and confidence that will be with me for the rest of my life and for that reason it was certainly worthwhile. - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Rome - Rome Center
I dove into my study abroad experience with little to no expectations. I wasn’t much of a traveler before studying with IES Abroad in Rome – I had been to Canada and Italy with my family before but can’t remember much about my experiences. I was too young to appreciate my surroundings, and, to be totally candid, family vacations... - Mount Holyoke College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Rome - Rome Center
Past Review Roman Around!
I learned how to be more independent and open minded to different situations. You never know what is going to be thrown at you and you have to roll with the punches! - Villanova University View Entire Review
I gained so many valuable skills that can be applied to my everyday life no matter where I am living. The greatest thing I learned abroad was how big the world is yet how people at the core all really are the same, even if they have lived completely different lives. After traveling and seeing how other people live and interact w... - Purdue University View Entire Review
My favorite thing about IES Rome was the amount of field studies incorporated into our daily classes. At least 3 times a week, our professors would take us to a site in Rome for a two hour class on what we were seeing. I saw museums, monuments, archeological sites, and even villas all during class time. Seeing the typical sites ... - Occidental College View Entire Review
Past Review Bella Roma!
I had an AMAZING experience with IES Abroad Rome. It seriously was life changing and I became such a stronger and more independent person because of it. I lived in an apartment with an ISC (Italian Student Companion) and six other American girls. These girls are still some of my best friends today and we continually plan to meet... - Pennsylvania State University - University Park View Entire Review
I learned about the history of Rome, from ancient to modern times and everything in between. And while I was abroad, I got to travel around Italy and to several other countries. It gave me a new perspective on the world and instilled a desire to see as much of it as I can. I will never forget the memories I made and the friends ... - Trinity 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
I learned how to adapt to new places, people, and cultures! I learned how to handle things going wrong in unfamiliar places and then navigating countries where I didn't speak a lick of the language! Most importantly, I learned how to communicate across cultures in social and professional environments! - Wofford College View Entire Review
Language, open-mindedness, saw Europe. Yes - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learning a new language, culture and how to make several dishes of their delicious food. I learned more about my faith and ancient history. It was totally worthwhile to live amongst not just Italians but Romans and be able to walk amongst the ancient ruins everyday if I wanted to! As well as become friends with several locals ... - Trinity University View Entire Review
The study abroad experience, though only four months long, has changed me for a lifetime. I am more confident, independent and tolerant. I am more likely to see difference as beautiful. Study abroad has made me a brave and curious student. - Providence College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Rome - Rome Center
Past Review Rome On My Mind
I gained so much confidence from this experience, it was my first time really traveling alone. I am not afraid to travel alone anymore and am comfortable using local transportation anywhere I go. - Wofford College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Rome - Rome Center
Absolutely worthwhile. I gained cultural awareness and knowledge, diverse opinions and perspectives, language skills, travel experience, independence, and lifelong friends. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Absolutely - University of the South View Entire Review
Past Review Solid Program
I learned so many life skills while abroad. I learned about different cultures and ways of life. The lessons and experience I gained while abroad will last a lifetime. - University of the South View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Rome - Rome Center
I learned to not keep such a limited perspective on the world. There are so many cultures out there and every one has a different perspective... it really blew my mind to see how peoples' values and lifestyles changed across the world. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review In Bocca Al Lupo
I learned to appreciate the beauty around me, and enjoy every moment in life, no matter how small. I learned that relationships of reciprocity and love are what keep the world going. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Haverford College 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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