Rome, Italy—Study Abroad
This program is offered through International Studies Abroad (ISA) at The American University of Rome.
Roma, the Eternal City, the City of seven hills, Caput Mundi (head of the world): whatever you call it, one thing is for sure, Rome has an enormous wealth of history, culture and international influence. With its many neighborhoods and sprawling historical sites, Rome gives you the sense of being in a small town, despite the fact of being home to almost 3 million people.
Rome is the political capital of Italy and regional capital of Lazio, as well as being home to an entire City State - the Vatican City. In addition to its strong political influences, Rome also boasts an incredible amount of history and art from the Renaissance, Baroque, Medieval, and Paleo-Christian periods. You will find over 900 churches in the city, including the largest cathedral in the world, Saint Peter's Basilica. A walk or bus ride through even the most commonplace neighborhoods of the city offers encounters with innumerable monuments, towering obelisks, and major imperial buildings that impressively still remain just as they have for 2,000 years. Spending a summer, semester, or academic year with ISA Rome will give you the opportunity to absorb the city's finest points on a much deeper level than the casual tourist passing through.