The American University of Rome (AUR) was founded in 1969 as an independent four-year institution and currently enrolls approximately five hundred students from Italy and all over the world. Students may take twelve to sixteen credits in a variety of disciplines, but one Italian language course is required. The language of instruction is English with the exception of the Italian language and literature courses unless the literature course is designated "in translation." AUR offers courses in several disciplines including archeology and classics, art history, business studies, communication and English, international relations, interdisciplinary studies, Italian studies, and fine arts. Many classes complement their lessons with on-site visits around the city, using Rome as a classroom. Extra-curricular activities, such as student clubs, social events, and optional field trips, organized by the Student Life Office provide learning opportunities for students and encourage student participation in Italian culture and daily life.
Additional features: optional fieldtrips
Rome, the capital city of Italy, is filled with legacies of the past, such as the Roman Forum and the Coliseum. AUR is located in a beautiful villa on Rome's highest hill on the right bank of the Tiber River.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.
To apply for this program, please visit www.ccisabroad.org for an application. You must make an appointment with the study abroad advisor to review your application prior to submission. Appointments can be made by calling the Center for International Education and Programs at 847-214-7809.
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