The American University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Have the time of your life at The American University of Rome! Preparing students from around the world to live and work across cultures, The American University of Rome has been combining the excellent academic attributes of higher education in t... read more
This is impossible to sum up entirely, but some bullet points will paint a sufficient picture: - Language proficiency gained largely from interacting with native speakers - Volunteer experience abroad - An incredible immersion in the ancient civilization I've studied for years - Wonderful opportunities to grow in my faith, e... Joe Slama - Truman State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. You are with people so much but you really learn how to be alone and support yourself. I had never been far from home and now feel older and more mature. The whole experience is definitely worthwhile-- you will make amazing memories and meet so many great people. No one will ever understand your exp... A student - Boston College View Entire Review
I learned that I can travel by myself without any fear. I learned how to navigate in a foreign city, and I feel comfortable with the idea of graduating next year and having to set off on my own. I learned so much about different cultures and points of view that I can grow from. This trip was worthwhile and I highly encourage stu... Cassidy Luciano - American University View Entire Review
I learned so much during my time in Rome. I learned how to be independent, how to immerse myself in another culture, and how to try new things. Dana C - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
It was one of the most worthwhile experiences I have had in my life thus far. I learned so much; not only about myself, but about life in general. Its ups and downs, growth, friendship, and most of all, the beauty of the world that extends beyond your own hometown. Maureen C - SUNY - Fashion Institute of Technology View Entire Review
I gained so much from this program. Almost too much to put into words. The experience was more than valuable to my life and the way I view things now. TaRea B - Ball State University View Entire Review
I gained invaluable confidence from putting myself into a new situation and succeeding. I also gained some of my most valued friends that I will keep in touch with for a long time. A student - Emory University View Entire Review
Studying abroad was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Although being a "tourist" for 4 months is very challenging, it also helps you grow up and mature. I learned a lot about myself and my ability to cope in difficult situations. Karli B - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
I loved my experience abroad. I had a great time at AUR. The classes were interesting and engaging, the housing was a lot better than I anticipated, my roommates were great, and the opportunities were endless. I traveled throughout Italy and Europe and learned so much about myself and the world. Lisamarie D - Boston College View Entire Review
Studying abroad was a great experience and an even better experience because of AUR. The school was so welcoming and extremely helpful when I first arrived as well as throughout the entire semester. AUR was the perfect fit because it was a small atmosphere filled with numerous different and diverse people. The school is located ... Jenna T - Towson University View Entire Review
Before leaving, I was nervous about being on my own. I'd never been more than two hours away from home for longer than a week, and I was worried I wouldn't be able to depend on myself when it was necessary. I gained independence and confidence through traveling by myself, and I realized I can do things/enjoy things on my own! Anna G - Northeastern University View Entire Review
Being Abroad in Rome I learned a lot about myself and others. I was able to adapt to a completely different culture, and experience the world with a whole new perspective. I have never lived in a city before so when I first arrived I was out of my comfort zone. However, now four months later I would consider Rome my "home away f... Sara C - Merrimack College View Entire Review
I attempted to learn as much as possible about Roman arts (past and contemporary), history, and culture. Rome is a city of layers and I felt as I learned more about the layers of the city, I learned more about the layers of myself, beginning with my independence which was certianly tested being abroad. Dan M - LaSalle University View Entire Review
I realized that learning the language is the best way to make your abroad experience worthwhile. Even with the basic Italian I knew, I was able to better integrate into the culture. But the most important thing I gained was confidence. It is very rewarding to realize that you can figure out everything on your own as well as trav... Mithila - American University View Entire Review
I learned a lot of italian, I learned a lot about the culture and politics of Rome and the history of Italy in general. It was worth every penny, every second, and even worth all the stress that came along with the visa appointments and the roommate issues, it was still amazing and I would do it all over again. Adina Greenidge - American University View Entire Review
I learned to value and appreciate differences, in culture, food and living. I learned that a different way of doing something might actually work better, and to slow down and relax. Crystal M - Central Michigan University View Entire Review
I learned to open my mind to new and scary things and embrace the world around me. I had to make myself uncomfortable in order to truly experience studying abroad for all its worth and it was definitely worth it. I can also use a map now! Erin F - University of Miami View Entire Review
I gained a great deal of perspective, because I was around students and others, none of whom were from anywhere near my home. I learned of different ways of life, I had never known existed beforehand. A student - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
I learned that the world is not as scary as the news stations and your mother make it out to be. People in general are friendly, and helpful, and interesting. I found an appreciation for information and stories and people that are not American. I found a love for the world. Jaclyn V - University of Miami View Entire Review
Learn more about yourself. Came back a better person. Patrick S - University of Miami View Entire Review
The best part of studying in Rome was the ability to experience other cultures as long as you put in the effort. Rome is a very lived-in city, and we lived in an area without a touristy feel. The airport was very easy to get to, and I know that other places in Italy don't have the same luxury. Because of that, I was able to f... Kris F - The American University of Rome View Entire Review
I gained maturity and self-confidence in my ability to problem solve, travel throughout the world, and much more. This was the most worthwhile thing I have ever done for myself. I truly came back to the States a changed and more grown up person. A student - High Point University View Entire Review
A semester abroad is full of learning about different cultures, yourself, life. I gained life long friends and lots of memories. As cliche as it sounds, it was the best decision of my life. Cartier Z - Michigan State University View Entire Review
Studying abroad lets you learn so much about yourself and about others. I have gained so much appreciation for traveling, for other countries, for new experiences, and for America. You learn so much more than you could ever imagine. I am so glad that I studied abroad, especially in Rome. It is such a beautiful and great city. I ... Danielle W - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
A deeper understanding of myself and a greater sense of independence. I also learned to be more patient and let be because it's really okay that the bus is a million minutes late, what can I possible do to change the situation? I love Rome as a city and I am so glad I picked it as the location for my study abroad time. mary s - SUNY - Fashion Institute of Technology View Entire Review
Have the time of your life at The American University of Rome! Preparing students from around the world to live and work across cultures, The American University of Rome has been combining the excellent academic attributes of higher education in the U.S. with the historic and global reputation of European institutions for over 40 years, making it the oldest institution of its kind in Europe.
The 16-to-1 faculty ratio at The American University of Rome gives students the opportunity to gain the best possible international education experience, with instruction from both local and international professors. Study abroad students interact with peers from Italy and all over the world, given the mix of Americans, local Italian students, and international students.
AUR’s extensive course offerings go far beyond the broad multicultural base of humanities and art history classes, including choices from areas such as business, communication, film and digital media, international relations, fine arts, religious studies, and Italian studies.
Spending a semester, academic year or summer studying at The American University of Rome will give you the opportunity to absorb the city’s vibrancy on a genuine, profound level. Studying in Rome you will gain insight that simply is unavailable to the tourist or short term visitor. A study abroad experience at AUR will allow you to complete your undergraduate degree on-time, help your resumé and transcript stand out, and allow you to challenge yourself fully academically and personally.
At AUR you will also find:
· Accommodation in high quality furnished apartments in areas surrounding the campus for a “full immersion” cultural experience
· Student-centered focus with a range of clubs, competitive sports and activities
· Comprehensive on-site orientation program
· “ResGrad” program of peer to peer intercultural and practical mentoring
· Vibrant, historic campus in Rome’s most distinctive area, atop the famous Janiculum hill
· Current technology, including high speed wireless environment on campus and in student accommodations
· Excursions: vibrant destinations, priced with a student’s economy in mind. Destinations include Capri, Tuscany and Pompeii. The academic departments offer exciting and challenging credit course excursions.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Italian Studies
- Radio, Television, and Digital Communication
- Italian Language, Literature
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- International Relations
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Communication and Media Studies
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