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.

Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, accommodation, complete medical and emergency insurance, orientation, and some activities and excursions.
  • Does not include:
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,400
    • Italian Residence Permit: Estimated at $260 (195 euros paid in Rome)
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $1,000
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1200-$2000
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Discount on Student Account: In December for the spring semester and July for the fall semester, a discount will be applied to the Student Account for meals not included on the program.  The discount should cover normal, basic costs for meals/groceries. Students with significant financial aid may end up with a positive balance on the Student Account which can then be requested as a refund. 
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.




Requirements for Admission:

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

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • Aug 25: Student depart
  • Aug 26: 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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