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Program Location Rome, Italy
Sponsor IES
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 33018
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2018 05/22/18 to 07/06/18

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

Vatican Museums

Walking in Rome is a constant voyage of discovery. Where else can you find ancient fountains a step away from Visigothic churches and Renaissance palaces? The Colosseum, Pantheon, Catacombs, Castello Sant' Angelo, St. Peter's, and the Sistine Chapel are just a few of Rome's treasures awaiting you.

The IES Rome Language & Area Studies Summer program is designed primarily for students with little or no Italian who are interested in studying Italian Language, Art History, Political Science or Cultural Studies in an Italian atmosphere in Rome. The IES Rome Summer program offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced level language courses designed to give you the opportunity to begin Italian language studies or improve existing Italian language skills, while immersing yourself in Italian culture and civilization. All students enroll in one language course (3 credits) and one English-taught area studies course (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits for the summer.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IES.


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The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HTM (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Students are housed in apartments throughout Rome, many of which are with Italian roommates who are either students or young professionals. The apartments are furnished, and students share cleaning and cooking responsibilities. The housing arrangements provide additional opportunities for you to use your Italian on a daily basis, whether exchanging greetings and chatting with neighbors, or shopping for groceries in local stores. Meals are not included in the housing arrangements. Students normally prepare their own breakfast and dinner, and eat lunch either at the University cafeteria or in local cafés, pizzerias, and restaurants.

Students should not expect to live in the heart of Rome. Some IES housing is located in the Nomentana neighborhood, which is approximately 40-45 minutes by public transportation from the heart of Rome. Some students may be placed in housing closer to central Rome and the Trastevere district, in which case they may have a 30-45 minute commute to the IES Center. The average commuting time to either central Rome or the IES Center is 45 to 90 minutes.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, on-site orientation, and subsidized field trips & excursions.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2018

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$5,050.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,100.00
Local Transportation$100.00
Books and Supplies$185.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$700.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information
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Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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