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We invite you to study abroad in Italy with API at the American University of Rome, the oldest American degree-granting institution in the city. This program provides an American liberal arts education to students from all over the world who seek a unique and extraordinary educational experience. You can enroll in major-specific or elective courses in English, with courses offered in a variety of subjects spanning business and management, communications, fine arts, international relations, and social sciences.

Study alongside students from across the world, earn valuable academic credit toward your degree, learn Italian, explore this magnificent "Eternal City" and its remarkable monuments and architecture, enjoy the warm hospitality of the Roman people, and experience life in one of the world's most visited cities!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Excursions 

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Completed course form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug 29, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022 $16,950 Jun 15, 2022 Jul 1, 2022 Jul 15, 2022
Academic Year Aug 29, 2022 - May 17, 2023 $33,900 Jun 15, 2022 Jul 1, 2022 Jul 15, 2022
Spring Jan 23, 2023 - May 17, 2023 $16,950 Oct 15, 2022 No Extension Nov 15, 2022

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Rome programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri

    Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 63 AD and was completely demolished in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Life came to a permanent standstill in what had been one of the most active and splendid Roman centers. Although this tragic event ended the lives of 20,000 Pompeian residents, the ash that buried the town served as a sort of mummification for the entire city. The eruption thus captured a moment in time.

    Sorrento is a resort town set atop rocky, picturesque cliffs along the Amalfi Coast. South of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast is dotted with numerous beach towns that offer great shopping and dining, as well as breathtaking views of the sea.

    One of the beautiful islands off the coast of Sorrento in the Gulf of Naples, Capri is a top tourist destination. Famous for its limestone crags and the Blue Grotto, students will enjoy the laid-back, serene nature of this exotic retreat.

  • Florence

    Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists, and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds, and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

  • Tuscany

    To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

  • Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri

    Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 63 AD and was completely demolished in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Life came to a permanent standstill in what had been one of the most active and splendid Roman centers. Although this tragic event ended the lives of 20,000 Pompeian residents, the ash that buried the town served as a sort of mummification for the entire city. The eruption thus captured a moment in time.

    Sorrento is a resort town set atop rocky, picturesque cliffs along the Amalfi Coast. South of Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast is dotted with numerous beach towns that offer great shopping and dining, as well as breathtaking views of the sea.

    One of the beautiful islands off the coast of Sorrento in the Gulf of Naples, Capri is a top tourist destination. Famous for its limestone crags and the Blue Grotto, students will enjoy the laid-back, serene nature of this exotic retreat.

  • Florence

    Florence is a city that welcomes visitors, artists, and students to walk its streets, to relive past discoveries in the arts and sciences and to glimpse the rich history that permeates every inch of the city. Florence is situated on the banks of the Arno River, surrounded by rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. Some of the medieval artisan traditions are still alive today, as seen in the daily open-air markets. API introduces students to the sights, sounds, and art that embrace a visitor at every turn in the flowering city of Florence.

  • Tuscany

    To explore the wonders the Tuscany region has to offer is a relaxing and incomparable experience. The area features many hilltop towns, famous for the production of wine and olive oil. Thanks to ancient volcanic activity, natural hot springs are plentiful in the region. Of course, no visit to this region would be complete without a stop in one of these towns: Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza, Cortona, Arezzo, or Montepulciano.

  • Assisi

    Located in the Umbria region of Italy, Assisi is a hilly town most famous for being the birthplace of St. Francis. While the landscape of the town is dominated by two large medieval castles, Assisi also boasts a multitude of Fransciscan structures, which are collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Pompeii

    Pompeii is one of the most significant artifacts of Roman civilization and provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past. The city was badly damaged by an earthquake in 63 AD and was completely demolished in 79 AD by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Life came to a permanent standstill in what had been one of the most active and splendid Roman centers. Although this tragic event ended the lives of 20,000 Pompeian residents, the ash that buried the town served as a sort of mummification for the entire city, thereby capturing a moment in time.

  • Siena

    Siena, famous for its biannual horse race (Palio) and listed as World Heritage by UNESCO for its singular artistic heritage, was a proud, wealthy, and warlike independent city-state during the Middle Ages. Located in the heart of Tuscany, Siena is built on three hills, and maintains its medieval appearance with its characteristic alleys, wards and towers, artisan shops and noble buildings. Built on three hills, it is not difficult to find a terrace from which admire the surroundings made by dense woodlands, clay hills and magnificent paths. Ever since the Middle Ages, the center of the everyday life of Siena has been Piazza del Campo in Siena, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful piazzas in the world.


  • Umbria

    Located in central Italy, the Umbria region is known for its stunning landscape of rolling hills, mountains and valleys, as well its many charming historical towns.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

The American University of Rome offers ten bachelor degree programs, with all courses taught in English. All programs combine theoretical understanding with practical experience, with classes taught both on-site and in field trips. With a small student body and low student-to-staff ratio, students can enjoy intimate class sizes in a creative learning environment.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from The American University of Rome upon completion of their program.

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester or every year.

Be sure to check for any course additions, cancellations, or closures, and remember to pay close attention to class times in order to avoid conflicts. Please make your course selections from these online listings when completing the program application.

If you have any questions while looking at the course schedule or filling out your application, please call the API office at (800) 844-4124.

Click this link for more information regarding course descriptions or syllabi.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in Italy issue credit according to the American system, whereby most courses are worth 3-4 U.S. semester credits each.

Below is a sampling of courses offered. For the most up-to-date course availability, click here to explore our Class Finder.

Courses at American University of Rome (Semester)

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Courses at American University of Rome (Semester)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at American University of Rome (Semester)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Excursions to Tuscany, Capri and Pompeii
  • Cooking lessons with authentic Italian chefs
  • Exercise-based activities including running, rowing, yoga, pilates, bootcamp and more!
  • Italian language exchange
  • Community service, student clubs, and peer-led activities
  • Student soccer teams
  • U.S. accreditation by Middle States

API students in Rome live in apartments with other API students. Some API apartments can house as many as 7 students, although students typically share a room with another student. All apartments come equipped with a kitchen, 1-2 bathrooms, and common areas. Washing machines are available, and students are responsible for their own meals. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included.

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