Study abroad in Italy at Trinity College in 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.

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 in a gelato shop in Rome, Italy.

Why study abroad in Italy?

"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

Academic Information


  • 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 ItalyRome 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!

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What It’s Like to Study Abroad in Italy

Housing & Meals

  • 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 in MyRollins for resources.

Program Calendar: Fall 2024


Aug 28

Program Begins

Dec 13

Program Ends

Program Calendar: Spring 2025


Jan 29

Required Arrival Date

May 17

Program Ends

Requirements for Admission

  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and college standing
  • Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Required advising session (30 minutes) as part of the application process. Visit MyRollins to schedule an advising appointment.

Getting There


  • 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

    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.

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