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Rome, Italy (Fall or Spring Semester)

Through a partnership with St. John's University, you will explore Rome while studying at the University's Rome campus!

During a 15-week semester, you will take a full program of 15 credits at the University campus and attend excursions to Campania, Tuscany and Sicily. This opportunity provides ample time to immerse yourself in the Italian culture full-time!

  • Dates: Spring (January - May) or Fall (August - December)
  • Estimated Cost: Varies
    • You are responsible for regular Iona University tuition and room and board charges. Because not all meals are provided in this program, the board (or food part) of your bill will be discounted to reflect only the meals that are provided. You are responsible for your own airfare, travel/health insurance (around $250 per semester), visa fees (if applicable), and must have a working cell phone while abroad.


  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of departure
  • Students under any active form of academic or disciplinary probation at the time of departure will not be permitted to participate in the program.


You will choose five (six with permission) courses from the following options:

  • ANT 1010C - Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural
  • ART 1095C - Monuments of World Architecture
  • ART 1250 - Italian Sketchbook
  • ART 1790A - Survey of Art and Architecture in Italy
  • ECO 1320 - Economics of Poverty and Income Inequality
  • ENG 2500 - Discovery of Italy through 19th and 20th -century American & British Writers
  • GOV 2650 - Government and Politics of Western Europe
  • GOV 3320 - Current Terrorist Movements
  • HMT 2025 - Appreciation of Italian Food, Wine & Culture (cross-listed with ITA 3530)
  • IB 3341 - Principles of International Business
  • MGT 2301 - Administrative and Organizational Behavior
  • MKT 2301 - Principles of Marketing
  • PHI 2200C - Ethics
  • PHI 3000C - Metaphysics
  • THE 2810 - Religions of the World
  • THE 3305 - Moral Theology of the Marketplace
  • ITA 1000 - Intensive Italian I & II
  • ITA 1010C - Italian I
  • ITA 1020C - Italian II
  • ITA 2030C - Italian III
  • ITA 2040C - Intermediate Italian Conversation
  • ITA 3120C - Advanced Italian Conversation
  • ITA 3530 - Italian Culture through Food
  • ITA 3730 - Italian Culture through Fashion (in Italian)
  • ITA 3910 - Italian Culture though Fashion (in English)
  • ITA 3923 - The City of Rome
  • ITA 4980A - International Internship


  • Campania (weekend-long)
  • Tuscany (weekend-long)
  • Sicily (five-day)


Housing is located on the St. John's Rome campus which is located in the historic Prati District in Central Rome. The campus is less than a one-minute walk from the nearest subway station and less than a 15-minute walk from the Vatican. The campus has 24/7 front-door security, laundry rooms, full kitchens and lounges.

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