Summer is the perfect time to explore the city of Rome while practicing your Italian language skills. Our Rome Summer Language & Culture Program offers beginning to advanced language courses taught by expert faculty trained in second language acquisition.
What You'll Study
Practice all four skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) while focusing on your oral proficiency. During your time in Rome, you won’t just speak the language—you’ll learn what makes the Italian culture one of a kind.
$5 Million in Financial Aid
We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our financial aid programs.
Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.
You will enroll in a required Italian language course and one English-taught area studies course, for a total of 6 credits. Placement in the IES Abroad language course is determined by an online predeparture language assessment and an on-site interview conducted during orientation.
Along with your Italian course, you will choose an English-taught area studies course. These courses encourage experiential learning by making the city’s historical, artistic, and architectural wealth your classroom. Area studies courses offered have included:
This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.
Explore Italy through IES Abroad-organized field trips. Possible locations include:
Enjoy the stunning coast by boat. Explore the coastal towns of Amalfi and Ravello. Visit the amazing archaeological sites of Paestum and take taste the products of a local farm.
Tour the countryside of one of Italy’s most unique regions, with its gorgeous landscapes and rich artistic legacy. You will also visit the sites of the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability.
IES Abroad Rome organizes course-related trips that complement what you’re learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Italian culture and society.
Part of making you feel at home in Rome is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it’s the orientation program that prepares you for what’s ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services. This is just one of the things we’re known for.
During the 2-day orientation, we'll introduce you to:
IES Abroad staff
IES Abroad policies
Daily life in Rome
We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Rome, it will feel like home.
Furnished apartments are single-sex and typically house four to seven IES Abroad students, with the option to live with a local university student. Apartments offer fully-equipped kitchens, Internet access, and a washing machine. No meals are provided.
Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events
Explore Italian culture and get to know your classmates through cooking classes, trattoria nights, and daytrips to the Roman beachside.
Get to Know Your New City
Discover the Ins and Outs of World-Famous Landmarks
The Pantheon, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican…the list of historic sites in Rome is endless. Our programs take you beyond the tourist visits and inside the cultural and historic significance of these landmarks.
Watch Roma Game
Soccer is more than a sport in Italy. Soak in the passion and pride at an A.S. Roma game in the Stadio Olimpico.
Shop at Local Farmer's Market
Spend the morning picking up produce, cured meats, freshly baked bread, and Rome’s famous mozzarella di bufala. Pro tip: Make it a picnic with your local friends and head to a park or piazza to enjoy!
Take in a Panoramic View of the City
While founded on seven hills, Rome is actually surrounded by 10. Take your pick and climb to the top for the best views of the city.
Take a Cooking Class
There’s no denying the mouthwatering food of Rome. Partake in the Center-sponsored cooking class, where you’ll learn the techniques and traditions of Roman cooking first-hand.
Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.