IFSA Summer in Rome

Rome, Italy


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: March 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Summer in Rome

Spend your summer in the Mediterranean sun! You'll quickly make this historic Italian capital your own as you explore markets and museums and get to know with today's influencers in various circles. Courses are designed to prepare you for your future role in local and global networks.

Summer in Rome Benefits

  • Cool off with delicious gelato in the shade of magnificent monuments and breathtaking basilicas on your walk home
  • Fulfill key degree requirements over the summer with IFSA-taught courses in business
  • and the social sciences
  • Share weekly homemade dinners and conversation with an Italian host family while living independently in student apartments
  • Talk openly with Rome's influencers in diverse fields and learn about the forces that influenced their passions and careers
  • Explore common intellectual dilemmas from Roman history and today where your courses and activities intersect


Academics at Summer in Rome

Summer in Rome provides a compelling curriculum in English focused on business and the social sciences. Crafted with U.S. degree requirements and exciting contemporary issues in mind, IFSA-taught courses explore relevant topics in the Roman, Italian, and European contexts by incorporating a variety of case studies and field visits. The summer term is divided into two sessions during which students enroll in one course per session. All courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits. Students may choose to participate in one or both summer sessions for a total of 3 to 6 U.S. semester credits.
All students will take Survival Italian Language, an intensive 15-hour non-credit-bearing course designed to introduce the basics of Italian language and it's cultural contexts.

Not all courses may be offered in a given summer depending on enrollment. Click on each link below for a detailed course syllabus and suggested U.S. university equivalencies.
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Forced Migration, Refugees, and Change
  • History of the Mafia
  • Intercultural Professional Communication
  • International Political Economy
  • The Jewish Community in Rome
  • Service Operations Management
  • Sociology of Consumerism
  • Statistics for Social Sciences
  • Strategic Communication for Leadership
  • Urban Event and Project Management

IFSA courses are taught by English-speaking faculty from various higher education and professional institutions throughout Rome, who combine theoretical and practical expertise in their chosen subject area. Most courses also incorporate guest lectures and field visits with Italian scholars, government officials, community organizers, and local influencers.
Subjects offered at Summer in Rome
Anthropology Business Business Psychology Communications Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Economics European History European Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human Rights International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Management Political Science Population Studies Religious Studies Sociology Statistics Urban Studies

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
All students live in centrally located, fully furnished flats in Rome. Students have shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Apartments include a common dining area and kitchen with a microwave, refrigerator, oven and stovetop. There is no meal plan; students purchase their meals or cook for themselves.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy

317-940-4205 khook@ifsa-butler.org Read Full Bio   Schedule Time to Talk

Finance Advisor

Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees


Summer 1

Program start date
Mid-May 2019
Program end date
Mid-June 2019
Supplemental Charges
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Summer 2

Program start date
Mid-June 2019
Program end date
Mid-July 2019
Supplemental Charges
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.