ISA 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.