Rome, Italy

International Relations

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 International Relations Program explores the role and history of Italian involvement in European, Mediterranean, and world affairs from the 1800s to the present. You’ll explore the long-lasting interaction and implications of Italy’s position in the EU, the intricacies and complexities of Italian politics since the end of WWII, fundamental contemporary issues such as terrorism and mass migration, and more. 

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Meet Government Leaders

As part of your coursework, you’ll meet with political leaders.

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Study at a Local University

Take Italian- or English-taught courses in Rome.

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Follow You Academic Interests

Take courses in a wide variety of other disciplines.

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Gain Hands-On Experience

And add international work experience to your résumé.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 27 - May 08

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Lindsay Smith

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?

Although the Roman Empire fell some 1,500 years ago, its legacy has loomed large throughout modern history. The Senate and legislative assemblies of the ancient Roman Republic are similar to how legislature currently works in many countries, including the United States. Today, Rome plays a large role in European and global politics, economics, and business. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better place to examine international relations between the EU and the United States than Rome, a city that laid the groundwork for much of Western civilization.

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.