The American University of Rome (AUR) is where your Semester in Rome, Italy will take place. The university is situated at the top of Rome’s “8th Hill” called the Janiculum, which is famous for its breath-taking views overlooking bustling piazzas, ancient churches and some of Rome’s most historic monuments. Get excited about:
City location – The Trastevere district in Rome is renowned for it’s central location close to famous Roman monuments such as Vatican City, Novona Square (great gelato) and the Castle of St Angelo. Trastevere’s cobble-stone alleys are full of history and character where you will lose yourself discovering hidden authentic Italian trattorias (restaurants), ancient architecture, open air cafes and crowded flea markets. You will be studying in one of the city’s most charming neighbourhoods and will never be lost of things to see and do.
The choice is yours – Your Semester in Rome will be taught by renowned faculty academics offering courses in fine arts, international relations and global politics, archaeology and classical studies, communication and film, art history, and Italian language and culture. Can you picture yourself studying Italian in Italy’s timeless capital city?
Entertainment capital – If you’re interested in the arts, ancient museums and architecture, food, fashion or music, then this is the city for you. By day and night, Rome’s effervescent culture never ceases to amaze with something to delight every visitor, at all times.
When in Rome – Just like the motto “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”, we encourage you to engage in the Italian way of life. This is a chance for you to experience everything you’ve read about in the history books, for yourself. Explore and see all this great city has to offer. Warning, you may not want to return home!
Social events – Your program includes the opportunity for numerous student excursions and social events throughout the semester to ensure you savour the true Roman experience. Activities include:
- Gelato nights
- Wine tastings
- Live soccer matches
- Movie nights and cooking classes
- Open air market experience
- Day trip to Roman Castles
- Olive and grape picking (Autumn – August to December only)
- Kayaking or hiking by Castel Gandolfo lake
- Aperitivo in the Italian-style
Language - All courses, except for the Italian-language courses, are taught in English.