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Trinity College's Rome Campus, established in 1970, offers an outstanding educational opportunity in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, where glorious treasures and haunting ruins of several magnificent civilizations are stage to a vibrant, modern capital. Students enjoy a superb location, excellent teachers, a broad liberal arts curriculum, stimulating fieldwork in Rome, the city’s lively cosmopolitan culture, and faculty-led academic excursions to Venice, Florence, and Naples/Pompeii/Capri. Option: Sharp clusters in public affairs (economics, modern history, and politics) and in ancient culture and classics.

In a typical semester, the Rome Campus has approximately 60 participants, drawn from America’s finest colleges. Visiting students have been an essential part of the program since its inception in 1970, with visiting students comprising approximately 50 percent of each group.  We welcome students from schools all over the United States. New friendships and personal growth develop through diversity on campus and the adventure of immersion in Rome.

  • An idyllic campus, wired to the world, in the heart of ancient Rome

  • Academic excursions to Venice, Florence, and Naples/Pompeii/Capri

  • Art across the Curriculum - Courses on art for a wide range of majors

  • Field seminars (political science, art history) with research in Rome

  • A rewarding internship program

  • Sharp clusters in Public Affairs (economics, modern history, and politics) and in Ancient Culture and Classics

  • An outstanding director with 28 years experience

  • Bright, motivated students from America’s finest colleges

Location:  Trinity College’s Rome Campus is nestled among villas and gardens atop the Aventine, one of the seven hills of Ancient Rome, overlooking the Tiber River on one side and the Circus Maximus on the other. Sublime monuments, beautiful piazzas, bustling markets, and lively cosmopolitan neighborhoods —the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Capitoline Hil, Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Trastevere, and Testaccio—are all within a short walking distance of the school. The Spanish Steps and the Pantheon, a slightly greater distance away, may also be reached on foot.  Convenient public buses and the subway reach the main commercial district of Rome within a few minutes. The program provides bus and metro passes to every student for the semester.


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, program administration, accommodation, complete medical and emergency insurance, orientation, program activities, and partial board.
  • Does not include:
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,400
    • Visa: Estimated at $140
    • 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 3.0 GPA
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Trinity Application Form w/ checklist and Application Agreement Form
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Personal statement
  • Trinity Faculty Recommendation Form
  • Trinity Study Away Advisor Form

$50 Application fee (Rollins pays)

Fall 2013 Calendar

  • Sept 7: Students Arrive
  • Dec 20: Departure

Spring 2014 Calendar

  • Jan 30: Leave US
  • Jan 31: Arrive Rome
  • May 16: Depar

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