Semester in Rome

Open-air cafés, quaint outdoor markets, and timeless monuments await you! Study art history, business, international relations and more on-site in the historic city of Rome.

Semester in Rome takes place at the American University of Rome, located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. The University is committed to providing a diversified curriculum that combines the numerous cultural and educational resources of Italy while you study abroad in Rome. Start getting excited about:

A timeless, exciting city -
Rome is characterized by open-air cafés, quaint outdoor markets, timeless monuments, and the juxtaposition of ancient and modern architecture. Get lost in the streets and find yourself in the vibrant rhythms of the city’s timeless beauty.

Central location – Semester in Rome is located near the historic Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. Around the campus, you will find many famous Roman monuments and museums such as Vatican City, the Castle of St Angelo, Campo de' Fiori and Navona Square.

A wide variety of courses taught by distinguished faculty –
Semester in Rome offers a variety of exciting courses in art history, archaeology & classical studies, communication & film, business studies, international relations & global politics, fine arts, and Italian language & culture. Study Italian in Rome- where better to learn Italian?

Museums, monuments, and concerts galore –
There’s a never-ending list of museums to visit, monuments to see, and concerts to attend. Spend a dream semester taking in everything you’ve read about in the history books: the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Pantheon, and more.  

A chance to live the motto “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” –
We encourage you to immerse yourself in the culture, engage in the day-to-day life of a Roman, and do as much as possible to truly get a taste of the Roman way of life.

Extracurricular activities, student excursions, and social events –
Semester in Rome offers you a number of opportunities for more exposure to Italian life and culture.  These activities include movie nights, cooking classes, gelato nights, theater nights, soccer matches, and wine tastings.