12 credits. 12 weeks. $12,000.
The Rome – Tourism & Cultural Heritage Management Program is part of our 12 for 12 for 12 programs.
Where better to study Business and Cultural Management than Rome, Italy? Just picture it: living and learning in a global city that balances a thriving tourism industry with a sustainable cultural heritage emphasis. After all, Italy is home to more world heritage sites than any other country in the world, some of the most notable—Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel, Pantheon—being in Rome.
Enroll in four courses for a total of 12 credits to immerse yourself in tourism and cultural heritage management. From traditional cultural preservation to innovative business techniques, you’ll explore every aspect of this fundamental component of the global economy.
Rome will also be your classroom. Can you imagine meeting for class at a museum, visiting cultural heritage sites, and attending guest lectures throughout the city? Our courses take advantage of the city’s many historical, artistic, and cultural sites.
We want you to feel at home in Rome, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.
After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel.
Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.
We offer unique courses that explore Business, Management, Cultural Studies, and other topics through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.
While in Rome, you take 12 credits total, and all courses are worth 3 credits. All courses are taught in English. You can also enroll in an Italian language course to enhance your integration into daily life in Rome.
Create your own academic experience by selecting 4 courses from any of the following disciplines:
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.
Italian Language course syllabi coming soon!
IES Abroad Rome organizes more than 150 course-related excursions each term that complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to your knowledge of Italian culture and society. A few possible course-related excursions include:
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.
Share apartments in nearby districts in Rome with other IES Abroad students. 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.
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.
The program begins with a one-week orientation session that introduces you to our Rome staff, your fellow students, and the city of Rome. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during the week. During this first week, you'll also have a few intensive sessions of survival Italian to help you navigate Rome during the term.
Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.
Redefine the way you live and learn in Rome through our cultural events, such as:
Even though your adventure starts in Rome, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the cultures and traditions of your host country. One two-day field trips is organized each term.
Bolzano/Dolomites3 Days | Fall & Spring
Explore the province of South Tyrol and it's capital city, Bolzano, which is located in Northern Italy in the Dolomites mountain range of the Italian Alps.
IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability.
About the Center
Situated in the heart of Rome along the Tiber River across from the Castel Sant’ Angelo, the IES Abroad Rome Center is a newly renovated 1920s-era building within walking distance of the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Vatican.
Dott. Ponti is an archaeologist specialized in Imperial Roman architecture. After earning a BA in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dott. Ponti obtained a Laurea in archaeology from the University of Rome. He has worked on a number of archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean, including Troy, Aphrodisias and Leptis Magna. His studies and research focus on the use of marble in Roman construction, the ancient marble trade, quarrying and carving techniques. Dott. Ponti has worked on a number of excavations in Rome, including the Palatine Hill and the Imperial Fora. He has done research for the Department of Antiquities on a number of conservation projects including the Ara Pacis, the Column of Trajan and the Arch of Constantine. He is currently directing an excavation at the Villa of Maxentius on the Via Appia, as well as conducting architectural studies at Leptis Magna, Libya, with the Università di Rome Tre. Dott. Ponti has taught at the Istituto Centrale del Restauro of the Department of Antiquities and is currently Archaeology Advisor of the American Academy in Rome. He has been teaching archaeology courses at IES Abroad Rome since 2004.
IES Abroad Rome Staff
Monica BandellaItalian Language Coordinator
Sara CoppolellaStudent Services Assistant
Simona Di GiustinoAcademic & Internship Coordinator
Valeria De MoriAcademic Assistant and Moodle Project Manager
Arianna GaffiStudent Services & Housing Coordinator
Silvana SodiniHealth & Safety Advisor
Luisa TaffaraCenter Manager & Administrator
The $12,000 program fee includes base tuition, housing, health insurance and at least one overnight field trip. A complete breakdown of this fee will be available in February 2016.
What is it really like to live in Rome? Check out our virtual tour of all the places you’ll come to know and love when you study abroad there—GO!