Rome, Italy

Early Childhood Education

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship
Length:
Fall, Spring, Academic Year

At a Glance

Housing:

Apartment, Homestay

Credits:

15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:

None

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:

Yes

About the Program

While studying abroad in Rome, you take courses on child development, cross-cultural psychology, the Italian education system, and more. Learn about the historical roots of Italy’s educational policies and discover the international impact of the work of Italian pedagogues like Maria Montessori, Loris Malaguzzi, and Don Lorenzo Milani. As part of your coursework, you’ll also spend time in preschools in Rome and Reggio Emilia observing education best practices and witnessing the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches at work.

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Follow Your Academic Interests

Complement your education studies with a variety of courses.

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Improve Your Italian Language Skills

An Italian language course supplements your education studies.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Take on an internship or community-based learning placement.

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Redefine the Way You Live and Learn in Rome

Join cultural events around Rome.

Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

September 02 - December 12

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:

$
20,559

Program Dates:

Late January - Mid May

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

Kellie Wallace headshot

Kellie Wallace

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

Why Rome?

When it comes to studying education in Italy, there’s no place like Rome. From Montessori schools to Italy’s inclusive education model, Rome has been the birthplace of various revolutionary education practices. Learn about the history of schooling in Italy on our Early Childhood Education Program, and gain hands-on experience in local classrooms that give you an inside look at global topics affecting the education world today.

Learn More About Rome

Get to Know Your New City

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Discover the Ins and Outs of World-Famous Landmarks

Our programs take you inside the cultural significance of Roman landmarks.

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Watch a Roma Game

Soak in the passion and pride at an A.S. Roma game.

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Take in a Panoramic View of the City

Take your pick of Rome's hills, and climb to the top for the best views.

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Take a Cooking Class

Learn the techniques and traditions of Roman cooking first-hand.

Housing

  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall

Apartment

Share an apartment with other IES Abroad students and have the option of living with an Italian Student Companion (ISC), a local Italian student who provides opportunities to engage in cultural activities. Apartments are furnished, single-sex, and generally accommodate four to seven students, with two to three IES Abroad students sharing a bedroom. Internet access is available in every apartment. Meals are not included, but apartments offer equipped kitchens.

Academics