Rome, Italy

History & Classics

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

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Italian

Language Prerequisites:


Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


About the Program

Our History & Classics Program is designed to provide a thorough overview of the archaeological, political, religious, and intellectual history of Italy—from ancient to current day. Choose from a variety of courses exploring the topography, archaeology, history, urban infrastructure, works of arts, mythology, and Latin literature and epigraphy of Rome. 

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Study at a Local University

Study at the prestigious Università degli Studi Roma Tre.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Participate in an internship or volunteer placement.

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Follow You Academic Interests

Select courses from another one of our programs.

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Redefine the Way You Live and Learn in Rome

Join cultural events around Rome.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 27 - May 08

Application Deadline:

Program Advisor

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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 ✉️

About the Destination

Why Rome?

With thousands of years of well-documented history, including countless writings, amazing archaeological sites, monuments, sculptures, and other artifacts, there is no better city to study History and Classics than Rome. So study the effect of the past on the present in a city that has not only survived, but flourished over most of its 2,500+ year history.

What’s more? History and Classics are a lifelong passion of Gianni Ponti, your Center Director in Rome, who, as an archaeologist specialized in Imperial Roman architecture, Gianni has hands-on experience and a wide network in the field. Having worked on several excavations in Rome, and conducted research for the Department of Antiquities, Gianni served as the Archaeology Advisor to the American Academy in Rome, and more.

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.

The Student Experience

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  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


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.