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Italy: Trinity College in Rome

"I dressed, ate, and spoke like an Italian. And the people reward you for your effort in such amazing ways. You walk into a little out-of-the-way cafe, and the next thing you know you’ve been there for hours sitting with the owner talking and eating together. " - Rollins Study Abroad Alum

To learn more about the culture and people of Italy, courses use Rome as a classroom, incorporating field activities and excursions in Rome and throughout Italy.

Experience Rome

To learn more about the culture and people of Italy, courses use Rome as a classroom, incorporating field activities and excursions in Rome and throughout Italy.

  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are edited and submitted on-time, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Required advising session (30 minutes). Please visit our home page to schedule an appointment.

Spring 2024

  • January 29: Required Arrival Date
  • May 17: Program Ends

Fall 2024

  • Late August: Program Starts 
  • Mid December: Program Ends


Orientation & Flight

  • Upon arrival Trinity staff will provide an on-site orientation including all students need to know about academics, health and safety, housing, transportation, money, and more.
  • The orientation also introduces students to local culture and history and includes walking tours and opportunities to get to know the other students on the program.
  • Students are responsible for booking their own flights.


  • U.S. citizens must secure a study visa prior to departure.
  • Trinity will give you guidance about the visa process, but you MAY have to schedule an in-person biometrics appointment, and then schedule an in-person appointment at an Italian consulate in the U.S. This may involve travel time and additional expenses.
  • Upon arrival in Italy, you will also need to apply for a Residence Permit and Trinity will help you through this process.
For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports & Visas Page.

Trinity’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.


  • Students are required to take one Italian Language Course (5 Credits): Options are available at all levels of Italian.
  • In addition, students take 3-4 Semester Courses (worth 3 Credits)
  • Please follow this link for a full list of Trinity courses.
  • We strongly recommend students take one of the following courses: Rome 361 - Migration, Citizenship and Borders in Italy, Rome 370 - Urban and Global Rome, and/or Rome 146 - Internship Seminar because these classes offer excellent engagement with contemporary Italy.
  • Foreign Language Competency WARNING: Italian 101 in Rome does not fulfill the Foreign Language Competency. You cannot take Italian at Rollins, so you will most likely need to fulfill that requirement with a different language taught at Rollins.
  • The internship course is NOT approved for internship credit at Rollins (it will usually transfer back as general elective credit). Please contact IP for more information


Transfer of Credit

  • Students must take at least four courses and typically earn 14-17 credits on the program.
  • Courses appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credit; the grades are displayed and are factored into the Rollins GPA. 
  • It can take up to three months for grades to be processed.
  • Students can take major and minor courses abroad (with approval from the academic department) and can also take competencies and rFLA200-level seminars abroad (with approval from the Registrar).
  • This program has Registrar approved rFLA200 seminars and competencies, check them out here!

  • Students live in furnished, double-occupancy rooms with private or shared bathrooms either in student housing or in a hotel.
  • Housing is a short walk to classrooms and the Trinity in Rome Center.
  • Students receive 14 meals per week, offered in a family-style dining room: breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and four dinners.
  • Students eat their other meals at one of the many restaurants near the program location and Trinity provides students with coupons for local restaurants and cafés.


  • The program arranges social exchanges with Italians majoring in American Studies at nearby Rome University. 
  • Activities in Rome include visits to unique sites like Il Quirinale (official presidential residence), Montecitorio (Parliament), the Vatican Gardens, and film studios at Cinecitta.  Also included are outings to concerts, operas, plays, art exhibits, and sporting events.
  • Student-athletes to join local sports clubs and leagues in Rome at appropriate levels.

Course Field Trips & Excursions

  • All courses include components designed to foster cross-cultural exploration in the city at large.
  • Activities built into each course may take the form of field work, site visits, or another activity relating to the course work.
  • Each semester will include one excursion for the entire group (Fall is usually Naples/Pompeii/Capri; Spring is usually Venice).
  • In addition, there are typically two long weekends for additional course-related excursions.

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

Most Rollins financial aid and scholarships will apply to the semester abroad.

  • Tuition: $30,290
  • Housing: $5,115
  • Some food/meals: $2,700

Also Includes

Orientation, program activities, program administration, and emergency insurance.

Estimated Additional Costs

  • Transportation: Round-trip airfare from FL $1,000, onsite $470
  • Meals/food not covered: $1,050
  • US Passport: $165
  • Visa fee: $200 plus costs associated with travel to nearest Italian consulate for in-person visa appointment
  • Biometrics fee $85
  • Books, course materials, supplies: $350
  • Personal expenses: $1,300
  • Federal student loan fees if applicable: $40
  • Professional licensure, certification or credentials costs: $0


Scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare and other costs associated with study abroad.  Students can apply for scholarships through the Rollins program application. Students can also apply for additional scholarships through the Trinity college website.

Living and Working

Having a credit card while abroad is very helpful. Italy has a comparable cost of living to the United States. Students can work part-time on a student visa while in Italy.