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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
01/28/2019 05/09/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
09/02/2019 12/12/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

Academic Focus: Italian, art and architecture, literature, drama, film, political science, religious studies, and sociology. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.

Approximate Dates: Fall: early September to late December; Spring: early February to late May

Eligibility Requirements: A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing.

Courses: Courses are primarily offered in English, although advanced students can take courses in Italian at the local universities. Fine Arts students with at least one semester of Italian may take courses at the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA).

Course topics include painting, stage design, sculpture, decoration, and advertising graphics. Students will receive 4 Emory credits for the intensive language course and 3 Emory credits for all other courses taken for a total of 16 credits. IES Course listings are available on the IES website.

Credit and Grade Translation - IES Rome

Additionally, students may elect to participate in an internship. Students with beginning-level language skills will need to remain flexible with placements, since a more advanced language background will generally provide a wider array of internship possibilities. Possible fields include (but not limited to) art history, education, media, government, law, theater, social service, and community service.

Art History majors and minors should consult with the Faculty Study Abroad Representative in Art History regarding course approvals PRIOR to application for this program.

Check the OISP Blanket-Approved Database for pre-approved courses: OISP Master Blanket Approval List

Living Arrangements: Living in the midst of Rome rather than on a sequestered campus is an essential part of this experience.  IES generally places students in apartments, sometimes with local Italian students, and a limited number of home-stays may be available. Usually there are 4-5 people per apartment, and all apartments are furnished. Unless in a home-stay, students are not provided with any meals, as apartments are equipped with cooking facilities and utilities. However, students can also eat inexpensively at local restaurants and cafeterias. View the IES website for more info

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets Fall Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: IES Scholarships, Gilman Scholarship. For more information, please click here.

IES Abroad Scholarships & Financial Aid:

Visa: Students studying in Italy will require a student visa which will be affixed to a page in the passport. An IES Advisor will provide instructions for this process at a later date. It is imperative that students immediately apply for a passport if they do not already have one or renew their passport if it will expire within six months of the end date of the program.

IES Rome website:


Jessica Mrase, Emory Study Abroad Advisor:
Angela Porcarelli, Program Faculty Contact, Italian Studies, 404 727-6299,
Robin Pipkin, IES Abroad,

This program is currently not accepting applications.