IES Rome

Come to the Eternal City and study either Language and Area Studies or choose a 12-week Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management track. A full-time resident staff will help you to make Rome both your classroom and your home. Take Italian language appropriate to your level; most content courses in both tracks taught in English by local faculty. Engage with locals within Rome and while participating in extracurricular and course-related excursions in such destinations as Tuscany, the Amalfi coast, Assisi, and more. Students of Archeology and Classics will find this program to be a great fit. Service Learning opportunities are available.

IES Rome: Fall, Spring or Summer options for Language and Area Studies in the Eternal City are available; no prior knowledge of Italian is required. Internships and Service Learning can be arranged by program. See Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast and more on included excursions. Housing is shared apartments or homestay.




Academic Description: 
You can choose to take Italian language courses alongside your program, regardless of your speaking and comprehension level. Most content courses are taught in English by local faculty. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Admin and Policy Studies
Arts and Sciences
Communication: Rhet & Comm
Film Studies
History of Art & Architecture
International Studies
Political Science
Public Service
Religious Studies
Studio Arts
Urban Studies
Application Instructions: 

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff: 

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

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