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Featuring CCIS Programs

The American University of Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy (Europe)

Quick Facts

Spring 2023
Late January - Mid-May 11, 2023
Application Deadline:  October 15, 2022 

Costs:  $14,100 (CCIS Members) 

Fall 2022
Dates:  September  1 - December 20, 2022
Application Deadline:  March 15, 2022
 (Contact about late applications) 
Costs:  $14,100 (CCIS Members) 

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Please note $800 deposit due two weeks after acceptance.

Click here for the American University of Rome Summer Program

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.

The Fall 2023 application cycle will open in January 2023 – you can click Apply Now then to get started for those terms.

Program Overview

The American University of Rome is set in the capital of Italy. Known as The Eternal City, Rome is filled with legacies of the past, such as the Roman Forum and the Coliseum.

Contemporary Rome offers a host of activities, notably theater. Rome is also an important center for the study of international relations and international business.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

College of Staten Island, CUNY
John Dunleavy
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(718) 982-2100

This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.

Academics & Program

Founded in 1969 as an independent, coeducational, four-year institution, The American University of Rome is located in a beautiful villa on Rome’s highest hill, the Janiculum, on the right bank of the Tiber River. The four-story villa and an adjacent five-story building have a complete range of facilities, including classrooms, art and design studios, a student lounge, computer laboratories, faculty and administrative offices and classrooms.

Off-campus facilities include a one-hundred seat auditorium, an art studio, design and architecture studios, faculty office, and the library. Surrounded by its own garden, the campus is close to major parks of Villa Sciarra and Villa Pamphili, and the renowned American Academy.

The university has an international enrollment of approximate 550 students each year, and its faculty comes from leading educational, business, and government centers throughout Europe and the United States.

Course Offerings

Students may take 12 to 16 credits in a variety of disciplines, including one required course in Italian language, which is offered at all levels, from beginning through advanced. No previous knowledge of Italian is required.

The language of instruction is English, with the exception of Italian language and literature courses unless the literature course is designated, “in translation.” Classes are small, with emphasis on student-teacher interaction.

The university offers course work in several disciplines, including: History, Italian Language and Literature, Art History, Communications, Business, International Business, and International Relations. A limited number of internships for students fluent in Italian and who participate in the program for an academic year can be arranged upon request and are offered at international law firms, multinational companies, and international organizations like the Fulbright Commission.

Check the AUR Course Offerings website for more information.

Credits: 12-16 semester credits
Instructor's Language: English, other than language courses

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

The Student Life office is the heart of your student life at The American University of Rome! They strive to complement the academic mission of the University by providing and supporting opportunities for learning through extra-curricular activities.

The activities and facilities that AUR offers promote students' personal growth, leadership development, social responsibility, multicultural competence and intellectual inquiry. The staff is committed to providing you with superb service in an engaging environment to entice your participation in formal and informal activities.

The Student Life office is also your resource center for... anything! You can use this office as a source of general information, advice and guidance. The office assists with non-academic issues, encourages student participation in Italian culture and daily life and supports student social life both on and off campus. They also arrange the travel plans for field trips and events in conjunction with the academic departments. The Student Life office plays an active role in bringing a wide variety of events and activities to students and hope they will take advantage of all AUR has to offer.

Field Trips and Activities

Student Clubs Housing

Double Bedroom in a Student Apartment

Students electing university-facilitated housing are placed in furnished apartments in areas surrounding the university campus. The apartments are located in traditional, well-established neighborhoods.

This housing is well suited for students looking for a "full immersion" cultural experience. While apartments are standardized in terms of basic amenities, they can vary greatly in terms of both proximity to the university and aesthetics. Students must understand that university housing is Italian by nature in every way, including but not limited to its structure, surroundings, utilities and utility providers, furnishings, building maintenance, construction and repairs, neighbors and common rules of good neighbor etiquette.

There is generally only one (or a small number of) student apartment unit(s) per building and neighboring residents are typical Italian families who own their apartments. Most apartments have 2-3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. Bedrooms are typically double-occupancy.

Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including one single bed per student, bed linens and towels, closet/clothing storage space, typical basic Italian cookware and kitchenware, a table and chairs and furnished sitting area.

Duration & Costs


Spring 2023:  Late January - Mid-May 11, 2023

Fall 2022: September 1 - December 20, 2022


Spring 2023
$14,100 CCIS Member

Fall 2022
$14,100 CCIS Member

Please note that if you see dates or costs for a prior term above, that future terms will have similar dates and costs.  We will update info as soon as it becomes available.

Course offering, dates, and costs subject to change. 

Please note $800 deposit due two weeks after acceptance.

Costs included: Overseas tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees.

Costs not included: Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit of Stay (approx. $240), Optional Field Trips (approx. $45-$400), Textbooks (approx. $400)

Cancellation policy: If, prior to the first day of the program*, a program is cancelled by the College of Staten Island (CSI) or the overseas institution, a full refund of the Basic Program Cost, as stated above, will be made. In cases of student-initiated withdrawals prior to the first day of the program*, withdrawal notification must be sent by the student, in writing, to the Center for International Service at CSI. The date that such written notification is received by CSI will constitute the student's withdrawal date. The Basic Program Cost is nonrefundable and after the first day of the program*. A student who is suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons forfeits his/her right to any refund. * The program starts the day that the student is required to arrive at the program site.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum of 12 college credits at time of application
- 2.5 GPA or higher
- Official transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who knows the applicant from a classroom setting
- Statement of purpose
- Students must be at least 18 years of age

Application Deadline

Spring - October 15
Fall - March 15

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!


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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Mackenzie Morrison

"I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of instruction I received at the American University of Rome. The courses were challenging and informative, and the members of faculty were genuinly attentive and helpful... I met an "extended family" living on the other side of the world - people that I plan on knowing/visiting for the rest of my life"

Zachary Marcus

"Amazing time, world view gained. Great sense of independence; would recommend the program to anybody looking to study abroad. Rome is an amazing city."