Additional Highlights

The study abroad program in Italy focuses on furthering students’ academic and spiritual growth. Being in proximity to the Vatican and a wealth of Catholic churches and chapels, students have every opportunity to pray and join in the celebration of Mass. The program chaplain is available for confession and spiritual direction, while seminarians assigned to the group help organize activities and bible studies.

An optional pilgrimage to the beautiful hill town of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, is offered by the Rome staff each semester. Informal trips to cities like Venice add to the memorable experiences.

To Rome


Get all your questions answered, get a detailed program overview, and hear directly from students who’ve studied abroad in previous semesters.

We'll cover program details for the Spring 2025, Summer 2025, and Fall 2025 sessions. Please note: You must attend one of these sessions in order to apply this semester for the following terms - Spring 2025, Summer 2025, Fall 2025 (early admission).

  • August 28, 2024, 8 pm, Tom & Selby Prince Building, rm. 115
  • September 3, 2024, 8 pm, Tom & Selby Prince Building, rm. 115
  • September 9, 2024, 8 pm, Tom & Selby Prince Building, rm. 115
  • September 19, 2024, 8 pm, Tom & Selby Prince Building, rm. 115
  • September 25, 2024, 8 pm, Tom & Selby Prince Building, rm. 115
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Students who are interested in a semester in Rome should first attend an informational session with our Study Abroad Coordinator, Alexandrea Bartsch (see above for session dates). At the informational session, students are given a thorough overview of the program, as well as access to apply.

Requirements For Admission

  • Students are permitted to study abroad as early as their 3rd semester at AMU.
  • Students must have reached 18 years of age prior to the departure date for the program to be eligible to participate.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • All undergraduate, degree-seeking, AMU students who meet the minimum requirements for admission are welcome to apply.
  • Student academic, health, and discipline records are evaluated by the Study Abroad Coordinator, in cooperation with the Office of Student Affairs and Dean of Faculty, for the health and maturity necessary to meet the challenges of the Rome program. Students who are actively on academic or disciplinary probation may not study abroad.

Please note: The program is not suited for married students or students with families. Rooms are shared, and separated by gender, and there are no single rooms.

APPLication deadlines & Program Dates

Fall 2024

  • Regular admission applications due Friday, March 1, by 5 p.m.
  • Program runs October 3, 2024 - December 18, 2024

Spring 2025:

  • Early Admission applications due Tuesday, March 19, by 5 p.m.
  • Program runs January - April (exact dates TBA)

program costs

Students going abroad pay regular AMU tuition, room, board, and fees. In addition, students also pay a $3,500* program fee. Students studying abroad are not charged the Student Life or Athletic fees during their semester abroad. All other fees apply.

Students are responsible for their airfare, spending money, and passport fees. Commuter students will have to factor in the additional cost of room and board when calculating their program costs.

For more information regarding tuition and costs, please visit our Tuition and Costs page.

*A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon admission, to secure the student's place in the program, while the additional $3,200 of the program fee is added to the student's bill for their study abroad term. If a student deposits, but does not study abroad, they will forfeit their deposit.

Included in Program Costs:

- Lodging at the Villa (shared rooms, segregated by gender)

- Laundry service

- 3 meals/day at the Villa

- Bed linens, towels- Group weekend pilgrimage to Assisi

COntact us

Alexandrea Bartsch
Study Abroad Coordinator