Summer Program in Rome, Italy
Study art history, communications, history, Italian language and more during a summer, semester or year abroad with Richmond in Rome, Italy. By including your tuition, housing, meals and cultural activities in one guaranteed price, Richmond makes it simple for you to live and study in Rome and experience all that the Eternal City has to offer.
Living in central Rome puts over 2,000 years of history at your doorstep. Be a part of the community, not just a tourist, living in your own Roman apartment and enjoying restaurants and cafes throughout the city with your meal vouchers. Experience the culinary side of Italian culture with wine tasting and cooking classes.
In Italy, Richmond offers excursions to enchanting Venice, energetic Naples and haunting Pompeii.
Program at a glance
- 3-, 4-, or 7-week summer program in Rome, Italy
- Open to high school graduates, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
- No previous Italian language study required
- Minimum 2.5 GPA required (2.0 and above considered on a case by case basis)
- Program fee includes tuition, housing, meals, excursions and cultural activities, day trips, and more.
- 3-week students earn up to 3 semester credits; 4-week students earn up to 7 semester credits, 7-week students earn up to 10 semester credits
- Courses offered in art, art history, communications, fashion, history, Italian language, photography, religion and sociology
- The local Dean and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
- One official copy of the transcript will be mailed to the student’s home college or university.
Application and Scholarship Deadlines
Session 1-3 Weeks
Italian Language Course
ITL 103/ITL 3831 (3) | Elementary Italian I (A1 CEFR)
Courses Taught in English
ARH 305/AVC 5810 (3) | Introduction to Renaissance and Baroque Art in Rome
HST 314/HST 5815 (3) | History of Food and Table Manners
RLG 300/RLG 5810 (3) | Comparative World Religion
Session 2-4 Weeks
These 45-hour courses are taught at the Rome Study Center by highly-qualified local instructors. CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level is indicated in parentheses.
Italian Language Courses
ITL 3831 (3) | Elementary Italian I (A1 CEFR)
ITL 3832 (3) | Elementary Italian I (A1/A2 CEFR)
ITL 4831 (3) | Intermediate Italian I (A2/B1 CEFR)
ITL 4832 (3) | Intermediate Italian II (B2 CEFR)
ITL 5830 (3) | Advanced Italian (B2/C1 CEFR)
The following courses are taught in English
Art, Design and Media
ADM 5875 (3) | Sketchbook of Rome
ADM 5860 (3) | Photography for the Media
AVC 4800 (1) | Introduction to Italian Art
AVC 5840 (3) (7-week or Internship Program only) | Art and Culture in Rome: 800 BC – 2000 AD
FLM 5800 (3) | History of Italian Cinema and Society
HST 5805 (3) | Rome through the Ages
HST 5820 (3) | History of the Italian Mafia
SCL 5855 (3) | Culture and Style in Italy