Dates: January 23 - May 11, 2021
Application Deadline: October 15, 2020
Costs: $14,100 CCIS Member | $14,500 Non-Member *new discount
Dates: September 17 - December 12, 2020
Application Deadline: March 15
Costs: $14,100 CCIS Member | $ Non-Member
Please note $800 deposit due two weeks after acceptance.
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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.
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This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island CUNY.
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.
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
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
Spring 2021: January 23 - May 11, 2021
Fall 2020: September 17 - December 12, 2020
Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA
Minimum class standing: Students must have completed at least one semester (minimum 12 semester credit hours) of college-level coursework at the time of application and be at least 18 years old
Spring - October 15, 2020
March 15 Extended to June 1, 2020
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"I loved my study abroad experience. I definitely want to do it again and would recommend it to everyone. Rome was amazing!!"
"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"