Study in Rome with IFSA
Rome
, Italy

IFSA January in Rome

Program Overview

Mild temps are ideal for exploring Rome’s magnificent treasures—and how they reflect more than 2,000 years Italian history. Fill an elective or requirement as you examine the role of art in politics, and investigate the ways various people and groups have used literature, cinema, architecture and visual arts for influence. Learning comes to life with visits to the prestigious American Academy, Vittoriano Museum Complex, Esposizione Universale Romana District, and more.

Students attending select Australia universities are welcome to participate in this program.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

January: Nov. 1

Minimum GPA

2.00

Credit load

3 U.S. Semester Credit Hours

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Italian Art, Power, and Influence
Art and culture reflect the society they stem from, and at the same time they can be vehicle for political messages and even play a role in international relations. This course will explore how the “soft power” of art—including literature, cinema, architecture, and visual arts in general—can be leveraged by individuals, groups, or governments as they promote their ideas and values for political gain and influence. Students visit famous monuments, museums, and architectural sites that showcase more than 2,000 years of Italian history through its great artists and leaders. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Australia Outbound Program
Students enrolled at select Australia universities are invited to participate in this program. The program is open to students of all year levels and all fields. Students will earn 45 contact hours credit; the equivalent of one subject.

Please see the Australia Outbound term below in the Dates and Fees section for program fees and expected expenses in Australian dollars. For more information on the Australia Outbound program, please reach out to us at australiaoutbound@ifsa-butler.org.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university. Students attending select Australia universities are also eligible.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter
Not required.

Visa Requirement
Not required for U.S., Canadian, or Australian citizens. A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.

TRANSCRIPT
Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatino Hill Tour: Offered during orientation, this excursion allows you to visit some of the most iconic monuments in world history and to explore the very heart of the eternal city.
  • American Academy in Rome Visit: A prestigious research and arts institution located on the Gianicolo (Janiculum Hill) in Rome, the American Academy in Rome plays a major cultural and political role in U.S. international relations.
  • Vittoriano Museum Complex Visit: A grandiose neoclassical monument that celebrates the founding father of the new Italian nation, King Victor Emmanuel II, the Vittoriano was meant to combine political and architectural ambitions of the new Kingdom of Italy.
  • EUR District Visit: EUR (Esposizione Universale Romana) was originally the Roman site for the 1942 World’s Fair which Benito Mussolini planned to open to celebrate 20 years of fascism. Completed in rationalist style after the end of fascism and World War II, EUR still is the background for major international political venues and events.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

You will live in centrally located, fully furnished apartments in Rome with single and shared bedroom options, and shared bathrooms. Apartments include a common dining area and kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, and stovetop. There is no meal plan; you will purchase your meals or cook for yourself.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

January 2024

Early Jan. 2024

Mid-Jan. 2024

$4,375

Nov. 1

January 2024 (Australia Outbound)

Early Jan. 2024

Mid-Jan. 2024

$5,900 AUD

Nov. 1

Term

January 2024

Term begins

Early Jan. 2024

Term ends

Mid-Jan. 2024

Program costs

$4,375

Application deadline

Nov. 1

Term

January 2024 (Australia Outbound)

Term begins

Early Jan. 2024

Term ends

Mid-Jan. 2024

Program costs

$5,900 AUD

Application deadline

Nov. 1

Get Started

Brittany Brooks

Brittany Brooks

Admissions Counselor

Eleni Katsarelas

Eleni Katsarelas

Prearrival Counselor

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