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American University of Rome
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Summer,
WinTerm
Host University Website: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Stout applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/15/2014 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
WinTerm 2015 10/15/2014 10/20/2014 01/04/2015 01/18/2015

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Apartments
Language Courses Offered: Yes Internships Available: No
Program Description:

American University of Rome

Program Overview
Academics
Logistics
Program Cost


Program Overview

The study abroad program at the American University of Rome (AUR) is designed to provide students with the opportunity to live and learn in the "eternal city" of Rome.  The oldest degree-granting American university in Rome, AUR was founded in 1969. AUR is a coeducational, accredited university offering undergraduate degrees in six disciplines. AUR enrolls more than 550 students and is committed to excellence in education and the promotion of cross-cultural exchange. AUR is also dedicated to encouraging academic achievements in its students and to do so, offers a curriculum designed to complement their high academic standards.

Many of the courses include mandatory field trips in an around Rome (male students should bring a jacket and tie for these visits). Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in the optional field trips arranged by AUR. Students will be responsible for food and lodging ($100-$180 depending on destination), but transportation is provided. Students may participate in two of the three field trips.

This program is sponsored by UW-Platteville. More info here. 

Location: The American University of Rome campus is an urban campus composed of several nearby buildings located in the ancient and historic city of Rome.  Among several historical attractions, Rome is home to the Vatican, Colosseum, and Forum.  Almost 4 million people live in the antiquated city of Rome. The neighborhood offers a variety of restaurants, shops, cafes and an outdoor market. The university is connected by several bus lines.

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Academics

All study abroad students take 12 to 16 credits, including one course in Italian language, which is offered at all levels, from beginning through advanced. No previous knowledge of Italian is required, and the language of instruction is English or Italian depending on the student's proficiency. The university offers course work in Italian Language and Literature, Art History, Communications/Media Studies/Cinema, History, Political Science/International Relations, and International Business.


Students choose coursework that can fulfill general education or program requirements.  Please review the UW-Platteville and AUR websites for courses offered. 

**The American University of Rome is now accepting applications for their winterm program. Students will complete three credits by enrolling in any one of the folling courses.


• AH 100 Art of Rome
• ARC 101 Roman Archaeology On-Site
• IS 212 Italian Food and Culture
• ITL 100 Introduction to Italian Language and Culture
• COEN 322 Travel Writing
• Madness at the Movies, Italian Style (course code TBD)


Summer Program: All study abroad students take 6 credits for the summer session. No previous knowledge of Italian is required, and the language of instruction is English or Italian depending on the student's proficiency.

Art & Design Students

To enhance awareness and promote study abroad experiences, Art and Design study abroad students, studying for one semester or more, will be required to exhibit their art & design work in a group exhibition in the Gallery 209, upon their return, as organized by the Art & Design Department's International Studies Committee. Students in short-term programs are not required but encouraged to participate.  While the work is on exhibit, students will be expected to organize the appropriate faculty and the program director to assess their work for related study abroad credits, as needed. Students returning from HAWK will exhibit their work in September and students returning from all other programs in February. Students will also be responsible for submitting a complete electronic portfolio (CD, DVD) of their work to the Program Office by the end of their exhibition week. Students will not receive equivalent Stout credits until the exhibition and electronic portfolio requirements are satisfied.

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Logistics

Accomodation: Although the University does not possess its own residence halls, AUR arranges housing for students in furnished apartments.

Student apartments usually have two or three bedrooms, a lounge, a kitchen, a bathroom, linens, access to a washing machine, basic kitchen accessories and a TV. Each apartment is provided with a cellular phone, though students pay for its use. All apartments are also equipped with an on-line computer.

Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Italy. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.

Visa: Students will need to have a visa to study in Italy. Depending on the type of visa the student needs, the current visa fee is $80 - $100. Students studying in Italy for up to 90 days will apply for the Schengen Visa ($80); students studying in Italy for longer than 90 days will apply for a national visa ($100). UW-Platteville's Institute for Study Abroad will assist you with this process.

Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Italy. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Italy before or after the program.

Program Cost

To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.

We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.


 

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