ISA Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

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Roma, the Eternal City, the City of seven hills, Caput Mundi (head of the world) - whatever you call it, one thing is for sure, Rome's beauty quickly overtakes all who enter its ancient walls. With its sunny climate, stately umbrella pines, and an... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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First hand experience with Italian people and cuture was great. The ease of traveling to 11 other countries during my stay was the iceing on the cake. - University of Wisconsin - Parkside View Entire Review
I am currently still living in Rome thanks to the great time I had with this program. I have learned to adopt the Italian lifestyle and it is amazing being able to live here everyday and eat the fresh foods from the market and practice my Italian in daily activities. Studying abroad changed my future plans, and after I graduat... - College of Charleston View Entire Review
I grew so much as a person studying abroad and wouldn't change this experience for anything. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
Yes - Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Rome - Business, Communications, International Relations & Liberal Arts
I would do it again in a heartbeat and not change a thing. - University of California - San Diego View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. Had an amazing experience abroad and could not have chose a better place to experience it. - University of Redlands View Entire Review
I am so thankful I decided to study abroad in Italy through ISA. The experience was once-in-a-lifetime! I hope to return to Italy, and other parts of the world, in the coming years. I met a few great friends whom I still keep in touch with today. Thanks ISA! - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile, but I had to work really hard independently to make it so. Other students might benefit from a more structured, high quality program. - Carleton College View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. It's hard to get used to things at the beginning but once I started accepting what was around me and learning what was different, I really started loving it there and never wanting to leave. - University of South Dakota View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and i truly did grow, you dont really notice it until you get back. I loved study abroad and it really opened my eyes to the world, which i know sounds cheesy but all the cliche lines are true! - St. Cloud State University View Entire Review
My mind has been expanded in a way that can only happen when you're dropped completely out of your comfort zone with a bunch of other people who are out of their comfort zones. I made a couple of the very best friends I have through this program. I will definitely return to Italy. - University of North Carolina - Wilmington View Entire Review
Past Review Isa Roma
It's cliche, but I will never look at foreign cultures the same after being immersed in them for 4 months. You do a lot of growing up while you're studying abroad, and I can't say enough about how many amazing experiences you'll have. - Arizona State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Rome - Business, Communications, International Relations & Liberal Arts
I loved living with students from all over the US. The weekend excursions were amazing! I loved my art history class where we traveled to different churches to learn about the art work. That class brought me to different sections of Rome that I wouldn't have traveled to otherwise. - Marietta College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Abroad (ISA): Rome - Courses in English with International Students
IF i could do it again, i would and then never leave. I love Italy, Rome and Europe. Being there for a school year has rocked my world to were a year later i am still heartbroken about not being there anymore. Best year of my life. - Northern Michigan University View Entire Review
100% - University of Denver View Entire Review
I wouldn't trade my experience for anything. I learned more about myself that semester than any other time in my life. I became more mature and more independent. I learned to think outside of myself and experienced a different culture. I want to go back and only have great things to say about my time in Rome! - University of Tennessee - Knoxville View Entire Review
Completely worth it. I learned so much about another culture and would love to return. - Austin College View Entire Review
It was wonderful and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Honestly, the most difficult part of the entire experience was coming home. - Wake Forest University View Entire Review

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Roma, the Eternal City, the City of seven hills, Caput Mundi (head of the world) - whatever you call it, one thing is for sure, Rome's beauty quickly overtakes all who enter its ancient walls. With its sunny climate, stately umbrella pines, and an unparalleled wealth of history around every corner, Rome's beauty quickly overtakes all who enter its ancient walls. It won't take long before students become comfortable and familiar with their environment and better understand Italian customs and culture here in the capital city. Students should prepare for a wonderful adventure that brings them towards an understanding of Italy and its people, as well as a new understanding of themselves.

Students participating in the ISA Rome Semester or Summer program can choose from a multitude of courses in English as well as several courses in the Italian language offered at the American University of Rome (AUR). All participants are in the classroom with North American and other international students. The wide range of course options available includes Art, Architecture, Economics, History, International Relations, Literature, Italian History and Language, Social Sciences, Political Science, Physical and Biological Sciences, Video production, and more.


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Accounting
  • Archeology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Italian Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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