Study Abroad Programs in Rome

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Programs for American universities
Academic assistance

Since 1985 Italiaidea has offered courses of Italian language and culture accredited by American universities and colleges.

University Courses

American UniversitiesCourses can be designed according to the needs, to the objectives and to the specific requirements of each individual institute; alternatively, students can take part in our intensive GI group courses. At the end of the course all students receive a final grade (in letters) and the transcript equivalent to the relevant credits according to the grading system of the university they are attending.

Italiaidea designs and organizes on request:

  • Italian course semesters (60-180 hours)
  • Short to medium length intensive courses (15-60 hours)
  • Full immersion weekends (either in Rome or in other locations)
  • Orientation course about Rome and Italy
  • Extra-curricular activities (cooking lessons, wine tasting, evenings at the opera, at the theatre or at the cinema, guided tours in various areas of the city, visits to the University of Rome and meetings with Italian university students, conferences on subject matters on request)


Academic assistance services

We offer significant organizational support to simplify the design and the implementation of your study programs here in Rome.

Among the services we offer:

  • Assistance with the procedures for requesting the permits of stay and health insurance in Italy
  • Finding lodging for faculty
  • Finding lodging for students (apartments, home stays, residences)
  • Room rentals for conferences and courses
  • Secretarial support
  • Travel assistance for trips in Italy of varying lengths
  • Special permissions for museums, galleries, archaeological sites and contemporary artists’ studios
  • Conferences, guided tours and expert presentations in a variety of subjects in Italian or English


List of Clients

Here are some of the American colleges and universities that have chosen Italiaidea for their Study Abroad programs:

– Catholic University of America
– Central Michigan University
– Converse College
– Cornell University
– Dartmouth College
– De Paul University
– Loyola College
– Michigan State University
– Ohio State University
– Ohio Dominican University
– Pennsylvania State University
– Rensselaer polytechnic institute
– Rhode island School of Design
– Seton Hall University
– University of Chicago
– University of Illinois
– University of Notre Dame
– University of Oregon
– University of Pittsburgh
– University of St. Thomas
– University of Southern California
– University of Washington
– Assumption College


* Academic credits for Italiaidea courses have been granted by these Institutions