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We invite you to spend your summer 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

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Completed course form
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May 29, 2023 - Jul 1, 2023 $6,900 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 29, 2023 - Aug 2, 2023 $12,900 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 2 Jul 3, 2023 - Aug 2, 2023 $6,900 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023

Rome Summer Special! Students who enroll in this program's Summer 1&2 Combined sessions are saving $1,000 on their program fee! Our Rome staff wants YOU to spend your summer in Italy to soak up the traditional Italian culture—and earn credit!

Only have time for one session abroad? No worries! We've got your back and knocked off $250 off Summer 1 and Summer 2 options. The prices listed above include these great discounts!

API students participate in 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.

  • 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.

  • Lazio and Umbria: Off the Beaten Path

    The charming region in central Italy between Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and green hills with paths that link lovely ancient villages perched on cliffs overlooking untouched landscapes. Medieval towers and cathedrals, small dwellings fashioned out of colored stone, artisan shops and picturesque family-run taverns dot the surrounding green valleys and offer a perfect glimpse of a life without hustle and bustle.

  • 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.

  • Lazio and Umbria: Off the Beaten Path

    The charming region in central Italy between Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and green hills with paths that link lovely ancient villages perched on cliffs overlooking untouched landscapes. Medieval towers and cathedrals, small dwellings fashioned out of colored stone, artisan shops and picturesque family-run taverns dot the surrounding green valleys and offer a perfect glimpse of a life without hustle and bustle.

  • 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.

  • Lazio and Umbria: Off the Beaten Path

    The charming region in central Italy between Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and green hills with paths that link lovely ancient villages perched on cliffs overlooking untouched landscapes. Medieval towers and cathedrals, small dwellings fashioned out of colored stone, artisan shops and picturesque family-run taverns dot the surrounding green valleys and offer a perfect glimpse of a life without hustle and bustle.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 credits per summer session

All courses at The American University of Rome are taught in English, with the exception of Italian language courses. Summer students can choose one or two courses per session, with each course worth 3 U.S. semester credits. Students wishing to enroll in the Summer 1 & 2 Combined session will select one or two courses per session according to the offerings available.

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 session 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.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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

Courses at American University of Rome (Summer)

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

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Courses at American University of Rome (Summer)

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 (Summer)

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
  • Cooking lessons with authentic Italian chefs
  • Community service, student clubs, and peer-led activities
  • Italian language exchange
  • Exercise-based activities including running, rowing, yoga, pilates, bootcamp and more!
  • Student soccer teams

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.

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