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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Budget Sheets: Current
  • This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.
Students who were accepted to participate in study abroad programs canceled during the previous academic year will receive priority placement on 2021-2022 programs.
While we will make every effort to accommodate all students on their first choice, there may be limited space on some programs for first-time applicants.

Cityscape of Rome
URome, one of our most popular programs, provides you with the opportunity to study abroad in one of Europe’s oldest and most exciting cities!  American University of Rome (AUR) hosts URome students on their campus, located on top of the Gianicolo (Rome’s highest hill) offering a spectacular view of the city and ready access to Trastevere, one of Rome’s most vibrant districts, full of restaurants and markets. AUR is a small institution, with a student body of about 500 students--half of whom are study abroad students-- giving you the chance to experience student life on the campus of a small, liberal arts university while living in Rome for the semester.  

Res grads are available to answer any questions you may have about life in Italy, and to help you overcome any problems your encounter while adjusting to your new environment.  AUR's Student Life office is also open to you; the friendly, dedicated staff there can help you start a student club, volunteer in Rome, participate in a language exchange, and more. 

Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty. 
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program. 
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.

Housing for the semester is included in the URome program fee; you will be living in furnished apartments surrounding the AUR campus, typically about a 15-25 minute walk or ride on public transit. We describe these apartments as 'embedded' because you will be living in an apartment with other AUR students, but you will be in an apartment building with Italian individuals and families, enabling you to learn firsthand about how Italians live day to day. Each apartment typically houses 4-6 students, and rooms are usually double occupancy; roommate requests are accepted but not guaranteed. Apartments include Wi-Fi, land-line phone, a PC, linens, towels, washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen. Please visit AUR Housing Website for more information & virtual tours.

AUR Campus and logo
Attending a US university in Italy gives you a familiar academic structure while allowing you to explore cultural differences through your daily experiences in Italy and by attending classes with students from over 40 countries.  As a US university, you will find that AUR is similar to UM in terms of academic structure, ranging from academic calendar, classroom culture and assessment.  

Academics at AUR

Classes at AUR run Monday through Thursday, and with the exception of Italian language courses; all instruction is in English.
All URome students take the mandatory UM Foundation course together, and you can choose your other courses from AUR's catalog, taking a total of no more than 16 credits.

You can see all available courses in a given term here (click on appropriate term on the righthand side), or you can search courses and view syllabi here.
Below is the listing of the mandatory foundation course(s) by semester as well as the degree areas offered by AUR:
UM Foundation Course Course Prefix and Number Course Title
Fall (Italian Studies) ITA 310 Travels To and Through Italy 
Spring* (Religious Studies) REL 101 Intro to Religion
*You must take at least one foundation course in the Spring semester; you may take both courses REL 362 Sanctity of Life

AUR Degree Areas:
Business Film & Digital Media Italian Studies
Archeology & Classics   Communication  Fine Arts Travel and Tourism Management
Art History English International Relations   See all course offerings here

URome Application
All students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be granted an interview. Serious applicants should submit a complete, well-thought out, and comprehensive application and be ready for their interview. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have questions about attending this UProgram, please contact for more information.   

About AUR

Video Tour of AUR:

Colosseum-About Rome
After the Etruscan era came to an end in 509 BC, the Roman Republic was founded and remained active until 476 AD.  The Catholic Church laid the foundation of its presence in Rome in the 6th century, and with Vatican City remaining in Rome today, Rome's religious ties are still prevalent.  Though it served as the capital of the world and the seat of Christian power, Rome's story is not without its share of setbacks and challenges; Rome, in addition to being affected by the outbreak of the plague, was also the site of many battles, a large fire, flooding and famine.  Though these scars left their mark, a revitalization effort in the 2000s has made Rome into a city that balances the modern and historic with grace.


Despite the relaxed attitude many Americans ascribe to Italians, Italy is a fairly formal society. Greetings involve shaking hands (new or business acquaintances) or kissing both cheeks (friends or informal settings). You should only use first names when invited or as appropriate in the circumstances. It is typical for the style of dress to be both stylish and modest; this is especially important when visiting religious sites (be sure your shoulders are covered). 
Currency Schengen Language Airport
Euro Yes Italian Fiumicino Airport
(Leonardo da Vinci)
Mobile Phones Religion Popular Food Day Trips
Popular Carriers are:
Roman Catholic Pizza (and Pizza Bianca)
Cacio e Pepe
Roman Artichokes
Pompeii & Naples
Ostia Antica
Catelli Romani


You will not run out of things to see, do or eat in Rome! Top attractions in Rome include the Colosseum, Palatino, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Vatican City and Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Villa Borghese,Capitoline Museum, and Via Appia Antica (including the catacombs).  Check out the New York Times' 36 Hours in Rome video, and this Rick Steves' Rome series: Eternally Engaging, Ancient Glory, Back-Street Riches, and Baroque Brilliance for ideas about all that Rome has to offer. 

This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.