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View of the Ruins of Roman Forum during sunrise with the Arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of Saturn, the colonnade of Basilica Julia, and the Temple of Castor and Pollux in Rome, Italy.

Program at a Glance

UC Center, Rome

Country or area Italy
City Rome
Class Level So, Jr, Sr
Experience Type UC Curriculum
Minimum GPA 2.0
Term Spring Semester, Winter Quarter
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Soak up the best things about Italy—art, food, and the people! This program will help you explore it all with excursions embedded in every course. If you’re new to travel, this is the perfect way to introduce yourself—get plenty of support and fulfill GE requirements. Bring your walking shoes for faculty-led tours exposing treasures of Rome, including its world-famous Capitoline Museums and Galleria Borghese. Foodies can try creamy gelato, savory street food like trapizzino, and pasta carbonara. After class, wander farmers’ markets or hunt for vintage market bargains.

Where you'll study

The study center in Rome is located in the historic heart of the city, a short walk from one of the most beautiful and beloved piazzas. The Piazza Navona is one of the most outstanding squares, which features Bernini’s Fountain of Rivers at its center. The center serves as your home base for onsite lectures, language instruction, and meet-ups for guided tours. Within the center, you’ll find all the resources and support you need during your time in Italy. The resource desk is open for questions, program information, and travel advice. Relax in the comfortable lounges and catch up on email or chat with others on your program. Find your print news in the library—and when the beauty and art of the city inspires your inner artist, the studio space offers a place where you can be creative. 


The study center arranges field trips and activities to introduce the local culture and special features of your host country. There may be other optional excursions, which you can explore after arrival.

<p>Market tasting tours led by a food expert on Italian culinary culture</p>

Market tasting tours led by a food expert on Italian culinary culture

<p>Walking tours of Ancient Rome</p>

Walking tours of Ancient Rome

<p>Vineyard trip including wine tasting, production lecture, and lunch</p>

Vineyard trip including wine tasting, production lecture, and lunch