Rome, Italy

Sociology & Religion

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship

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 Sociology & Religion Program takes you through millennia of Rome’s religious and cultural development. Courses consider the emergence of Christianity in the Roman Empire, the theological thinkers of early Christianity in Rome, social issues in modern Italy, and more. An Italian language course rounds out your Sociology or Religion focus. 

All courses are trip intensive and include faculty-led visits to some of Rome’s most significant sites for religion and sociology. Imagine spending an afternoon in Assisi taking a pilgrimage walk to the landmarks in the life of St. Francis or seeing a live Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square. This is study abroad! 

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Gain Hands-On Experience

Add international work experience to your résumé.

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Study at a Local University

Take a course at one of our partner universities in the city.

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Follow Your Academic Interests

Supplement your study of art and fashion with a course from another area.

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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:

Estimated Cost:


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?

From ancient Roman mythology to surrounding the headquarters of the Catholic church, there is no denying religion's integral role in Rome's culture and influence throughout history.

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.