Temple University Rome offers a semester or academic year study abroad program designed primarily for third-year undergraduate students. The program is comprised of four academic components: Architecture, for students enrolled in undergraduate architecture programs; Liberal Arts and Italian Studies, offering students the opportunity to choose from a range of courses focusing on Italy through the ages; Visual Arts, with courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and printmaking; and International Business.
Internships for credit are available each semester. With the exception of Italian language courses, all instruction is in English.
Four academic program tracks are offered each semester at Temple Rome. Below you will find information about each program track, including a list of courses offered.
Eligibility is limited to students who:
will be at least 19 years old by the starting date of study at Temple Rome.
are currently enrolled as full-time, matriculated students and will have completed at least two years of college-level study with a satisfactory scholastic average (minimum 2.75 cumulative average on a 4.0 scale from all colleges/universities attended).
intend a full-time program of study at Temple University Rome and will be applying credits earned towards a degree.
are in good academic and disciplinary standing; students on academic or disciplinary probation or warning may not participate.
Students will be selected mainly on the basis of their intellectual purpose and emotional maturity.
We welcome the participation of qualified students from all U.S. colleges and universities.
Application information and specific requirements
Once accepted, we provide you with detailed pre-departure materials designed to guide you in preparing yourself for your time in Rome.
Pre-departure materials include:
Course registration materials
Passport information and visa application instructions
Travel and arrival information
Health and safety information
Billing document, containing confirmed tuition and program fees, and payment policies
A pre-departure orientation program is conducted on Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia by program administrators and former Rome students and faculty. An on-site orientation takes place during the first week of the program in Rome.
Housing options include:
Program-arranged homestays available for selected students, with priority given to those with prior study of the Italian language
For information about housing options, visit the Temple Rome Housing page.
Education Abroad and Overseas Campuses
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Spotlight On: Internships Abroad
Gina Ranieri, an international business major at St. Joseph’s University, found a placement within the Italian Parliament, working with Deputies Marco Fedi and Frances La Marca. As part of her role, Ranieri researched American immigration and citizenship policies and international business relations between Italy, Australia, the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Fedi presented her research to students at the University of Rome. Ranieri recalled, “I was able to attend the seminar, and to hear my name acknowledged as the researcher was an amazing feeling.” Ranieri also presented to students there on the American English Language and talked with them about campus life, as well as where they eat, shop and socialize in Rome. This experience really took Ranieri out of her comfort zone: “I never spoke before a large crowd before and the students’ knowledge of English was minimal, so I had to overcome the language barrier, as well as my apprehension of public speaking.” Through this internship, Ranieri asserted, “I was able to gain experience and understanding of how the business and government sectors intertwine.” The experience has caused her to rethink her future career goals—she is now considering working in government one day. Ranieri also learned about Italian cultural differences in the workplace: “I found that going for coffee is a daily activity during the work day to socialize…getting to know your colleagues personally is extremely important.”
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Students should consult the Budget Sheets at the top of this page for estimated program costs. For the most up-to-date cost information, please visit the Temple Rome website. In addition, before choosing to study abroad in another country for anywhere from three to six months, you should consider the exchange rate
of your host country as well as the cost of living
in the city where you will be.
Center for International Programs Study Abroad Grant
Please apply for this program before applying for the CIP Study Abroad Grant (due October 15th or March 15th). Use the 'Featured Program
' Search to apply to this grant.
Non-Temple Student Scholarship
Non-Temple students studying at Temple University Rome Campus for the fall or spring may apply for this scholarship to help defray the costs of studying abroad. Several $1,000-$2,000 scholarships are awarded each semester. For more information, click here
Things to Remember Before Applying
- You must meet with a CIP advisor before beginning your application.
- A limited number of completed applications will be approved on a first-come, first serve basis, per the Semester Abroad Policy.
- This program requires a separate, on-line application to be submitted directly to them. Please refer to their website for deadlines and application requirements.
- If approved by the CIP, you will be required to submit a non-refundable $300 Confirmation deposit WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS of approval notice.