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From left to right: The Arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of Saturn, the colonnade of Basilica Julia, and the Temple of Castor and Pollux glowing during sunrise.

Program at a Glance

UC Center, Rome

Country Italy
City Rome
Class Level Jr, Sr, So
Experience Type UC Curriculum
Minimum GPA 2.5
Term Spring sem, Winter qtr
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. Local staff and students will help you find housing, choose classes, and discover local events. 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 featuring 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.