ISA at the American University of Rome

students at the colliseumISA partners with the American University of Rome to provide students with an integrated study abroad experience at an accredited institution with a wide variety of quality courses.  ISA staff members in Rome provide excellent student support and offer cultural activities and excursions for students within and outside of Rome.

The American University of Rome (AUR) is a small, internationally-recognized liberal arts institution with a diverse faculty and student body.  AUR was founded in 1969 and enrolls between 500 and 600 students from 40 different nations.  Forty percent of the students at AUR are matriculated, degree-seeking students while the other sixty percent are study abroad students, primarily American.  Academic fields at AUR include Art History, Archeology and Classes, Business Studies, Communications and English, International Relations, Italian Studies and Fine Arts.  With a student-faculty ratio of just sixteen to one, AUR offers a learning environment similar to Rollins as well as courses that utilize Rome as a classroom and resource.  Opportunities for field courses are also available.

Location:  The ISA Rome office is just two blocks from AUR. Overlooking the historical center, the American University of Rome is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. With its own garden of Roman pines it offers a spectacular view of Rome and the surrounding hills. The campus is near two city parks, Villa Sciarra and Villa Pamphili and historical landmarks. The area also hosts diplomatic residences and several international academies and is only a short distance from the city center.

Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester. For 2013-2014, this is $27,210.

  • Includes: Tuition, program administration, housing, complete medical insurance, and some activities and excursions.
  • Does not include: Airport transfers in the US, travel/property insurance, course materials and personal expenses
  • Credit on Student Account:  In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, students will receive a credit on the Student Account for airfare (average commercial price), meals (average cost for groceries), local transportation, and visa.  This credit will be applied against the balance owed on the account.  Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund.  Rollins College does not book flights for this program so students must make arrangements to pay for the airfare themselves.

Estimated Additional Costs Not Included in the Comprehensive Program Fee:

  • Airport transfers in the US: Costs will vary
  • Travel/Property insurance: Costs will vary
  • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $1000
  • Souvenirs, entertainment, and independent travel: Costs will vary

Requirements for Admission:

  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Good references
  • Professional Application

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • Aug 24: Student depart
  • Aug 25: Students arrive
  • Dec 13: Students depart for home

Spring 2014 Calendar

  • Jan 20: Depart US
  • Jan 21: Arrive Rome
  • May 15: Depart for home

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