Program Overview

Visit Rome for a week and you’ll see the most famous sites, like the Colosseum and Pantheon. Live and work in Rome for a semester, and you’ll learn how to order your espresso, you’ll meet your Italian neighbors, and you’ll know the best short cuts home (inevitably walking by those same famous sites!). The Intern in Rome program with CISabroad is the best way to experience Italian culture, enhance your language skills, and advance your future career. We’ll tailor your internship to match your goals and interests. If you tire of Rome (unlikely), you can easily travel throughout Italy and to other incredible European destinations. With the CISabroad 360° Networking Toolkit, you’ll receive business cards, résumé coaching, a completion certificate, and more!

 

GPA Requirement
2.5
Application Deadlines
Summer: January 15 | February 15
Fall: May 15 | June 15
Spring: October 1 | November 1
Avg Course Load
Language(s) of Instruction
Italian and English

Key Program Highlights

  • Diverse internship placement working alongside Italians
  • Weekend excursions—two-day trips included
  • Comprehensive Italian language classes
  • Weekly cultural activities
  • 360° Networking Toolkit
  • 24/7 on-site support

Your Journey Begins Here

  • Connect with your Global Advisor to start planning. Apply by the application deadline.

  • Meet your Program Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, payments, etc. Attend a pre-departure orientation.

  • Fly away. You'll be greeted at the airport, participate in a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.

Life in Rome

Welcome and Orientation

Upon arrival you’ll take part in both the university and CISabroad orientation program. You’ll learn the “do’s and don’ts” of living in Rome like where to go out, how to stay safe, how to blend in like a local and where to shop. After orientation, there will be a fabulous welcome dinner at one of our favorite spots in town, featuring local, seasonal products and dishes.

Farewell and Re-entry Program

At the end of the program we will all get together for one last epic meal and talk about your adventures and experiences. Our staff will also share some precious tips on going back home feeling like a champ! Your study abroad experience is something to be cherished and shared with your family and friends back home.

Housing Options

Shared Student Apartments
Students will live in a fully furnished apartment.
Amenities:

  • Shared bedroom, bathroom, living and dining areas
  • You’ll have access to a washing machine
  • Fully equipped kitchenette
  • Bed linens, pillows, a television, and wifi are also provided.

Apartments are located close to downtown and are within walking distance of popular markets and restaurants.

Rome Forum

Local Life

  • Food Festivals - Local “Sagra”: The sagra is an Italian festival, organized in some towns, or regions, and is always linked to a local tradition or food celebrated in the course of the event. There are several “sagra” around Rome including truffle festival; seafood pasta festival; suppli festival; wine & grapes festival.
  • Rock in Roma Music Festival (June-August): Rock in Roma Festival is the largest festival in Rome with over forty bands performing over three months at the enormous, Ippodromo delle Capannelle.
  • Soccer games: Get a glimpse of the Italian soccer culture at one of Rome’s games! It’s a great way to also meet locals and also other study abroad students. Don’t forget to wear the local team jerseys!
  • Local restaurants: Don’t feel like cooking or simply want to try some local specialties? Venture out to the local tiny restaurants for amazing experiences! Don’t forget to ask on-site staff for recommendations!
  • Farmer’s market: Check out and get your daily shopping done at the local market. Get to know the farmers, practice your Italian and stay healthy by eating seasonal products!

More About Rome

Rome (Roma in Italian) is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and the reasons are clear. The city’s unparalleled glimpse into the past is a sight to behold! Rome offers countless historical, cultural, artistic, and even modern attractions to keep you busy while you live abroad. Italy’s capital is home to around 2.7 million people. The mild, Mediterranean climate makes it a great place to live year round.

Rome is a hub of European politics, art, and fashion. Your head will turn in every direction as you explore this city, including the Capitoline museum, Galleria Borghese, the Vatican, and the Coliseum. Snap some photos on the Spanish steps, throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, and catch a glimpse of the Pope near St. Peter’s Basilica. And did we mention food? You can eat your way through this city! Italy and Rome are known for its delicious cuisine. Cap dinner off with an espresso and you're living like a true Italian.

While in Rome, you can hop over to one of the smallest countries in the world, Vatican City. It houses the breathtaking Sistine Chapel and endless amounts of beautiful artwork. If you're inspired to see the rest of Europe, you can easily travel from Rome. Spain, France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Greece are each only a two-hour plane ride away!

Program Excursions

While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in weekend and day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.

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Eataly Food Tour

If you've never been to Italy before . . . this is a must when in Rome. Eataly's goal is to demonstrate how high-quality products can be easily available at affordable prices. You'll taste the famous durum wheat pasta from Gragnano, Piedmontese egg pasta, the water of the Maritime Alps, and Piedmont and Veneto wine, as well as Italian meats and cheeses.

Castel Gandolfo Day Trip

Castel Gandolfo is a beautiful, small town located in the green Alban hills, overlooking a breathtaking volcanic crater lake. The area is now famously known as the Pope’s summer residence. You'll enjoy a delicious lunch at Sorcapanna restaurant, located a few steps away from Palazzo Pontificio​. After lunch, you'll have some free time to explore the town and treat yourself to gelato before returning to Rome. ​

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Gianicolo Walking Tour

The Gianicolo is the second tallest hill in Rome, which provides the most breathtaking view of the city. The tour includes exploring famous monuments, churches, and the beautiful Fontana dell’Acqua Paola. The walk is quite the hike, but the wonderful view will be worth every step. You’ll also discover the reason behind the traditional firing of the cannon at noon that sets off the church bell towers of Rome.


Internship Placement

Advising and Guidance

Step 1: Complete the CISabroad Internship Application and pay $200 application deposit. Then, an advisor will grant you online portal access and schedule an interview to discuss your experience, internship goals, and go over any questions.
Step 2: Start working with your Program Coordinator! You’ll finish your application by completing the forms in your online portal.

Placement and Preparation

Step 3: Upon acceptance, we will schedule another interview between you and the placement team so they can learn more about your skills, your interests, and what type of internship you are looking for.
Step 4: Pay $500 Internship Deposit and work with your Program Coordinator who will help you know what to expect and how to prepare for your time abroad.

Earn Credit Through CISabroad

Through our partnership with Plymouth State University, you can earn between 3-12 credits in the fields listed here. Alternatively, many students are able to arrange for credit through their home universities. To learn more please click here.

Internships are available in the following fields:

Don’t see your field? Contact an advisor and we’ll be happy to help find the best internship for you!

Placements in the fields above are not guaranteed due to the changing needs of the local businesses/ organizations and applicant qualifications. We always try to make the best match for you!

Art & Design Fields

Business Fields

Communications Fields

Education Fields

Health Science Fields

Humanities Fields

Social Sciences Fields

Student Feedback

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One of the best aspects of the program was my site director, who is one of the most wonderful people I've ever met. The difference between my experience and my fellow students' experiences in other programs was very noticeable.

Kate Donnelly - Loyola University Chicago

Program Support

Meet Our Staff

Before, during, and after your study abroad experience, you’ll be supported by the dedicated and passionate CISabroad staff. Our goal is quick responses to your questions before you depart, and even quicker once you’ve arrived on site.

Robust Advising Center

Our team of advisors will help you choose a program, connect with your home university regarding classes and financial aid and get you prepared to apply for your program.

Team of Dedicated Program Coordinators

Your Program Coordinator will assist you in finalizing housing, enrolling in courses, booking flights, obtaining visas, arranging payments, and provide pre-departure orientation.

Experienced On-site Staff

From greeting you at the airport to a robust On-site Orientation to La Vida Local Activities our on-site staff will be there to support you throughout your time on-site.

Ongoing Support

Our support doesn’t end when your program does. We have alumni programming, webinars, and resources to help you readjust when you’ve returned from your experience.

Your Support Staff

Program Fees & Dates

Advisor Tip: Please do not book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Summer 2017: Session 1 (8 & 12 week options)
    Application Deadline
    January 15
    Arrival
    May 8
    Orientation
    May 9
    Departure
    July 1 | July 29
    PRICE
    $5,990 - $7,290
  • Summer 2017: Session 2 (8 weeks)
    Application Deadline
    February 15
    Arrival
    June 5
    Orientation
    June 6
    Classes Start
    June 7
    Classes End
    July 28
    Departure
    July 29
    PRICE
    $5,990
  • Fall 2017: Session 1 (8 & 12 week options)
    Application Deadline
    May 15
    Arrival
    September 4
    Orientation
    September 4 - 5
    Classes Start
    September 6
    Classes End
    October 27 | November 25
    Departure
    October 28 | November 26
    PRICE
    $5,990 - $7,290
  • Fall 2017: Session 2 (8 & 12 week options)
    Application Deadline
    June 15
    Arrival
    October 2
    Orientation
    October 2 - 3
    Classes Start
    October 4
    Classes End
    November 25 | December 22
    Departure
    November 26 | December 23
    PRICE
    $5,990 - $7,290
  • Spring 2018: Session 1 (8 & 12 week options)
    Application Deadline
    October 1
    Arrival
    January 8 (Estimated)
    Orientation
    January 8 - 9 (Estimated)
    Classes Start
    January 10 (Estimated)
    Classes End
    March 2 | March 30 (Estimated)
    Departure
    March 3 | March 31 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $5,990 - $7,290 (Estimated)
  • Spring 2018: Session 2 (8 & 12 week options)
    Application Deadline
    November 1
    Arrival
    February 5 (Estimated)
    Orientation
    February 5 - 6 (Estimated)
    Classes Start
    February 7 (Estimated)
    Classes End
    March 30 | April 27 (Estimated)
    Departure
    March 31 | April 28 (Estimated)
    PRICE
    $5,990 - $7,290 (Estimated)

CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.

Program Inclusions

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:

  • Pre-departure support
  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Housing (shared or single bedroom in apartment or student residence)
  • Airport pick-up
  • Cultural activities and field trips
  • Full-time on-site support staff
  • On-site orientation
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • NYTimes Digital Subscription
  • La Vida Local cultural program