Notre Dame offers several opportunities to study abroad in Italy

Author: Staff

The University of Notre Dame's Study Abroad Office, a part of Notre Dame International, administers several different programs in Italy.

David Younger, Associate Director of Study Abroad, manages the University's Italian study abroad programs, including four semester-length programs and one summer program in Rome and one in Bologna, offered both for the academic year and in the Fall and Spring semesters.

New this year is the expansion of the highly successful Rome International Scholars Program into the Fall Semester, in addition to the Spring Semester.

The deadline for applications for the 2020-2021 academic year is Nov. 1, 2019.

Applications for the summer session open on Nov. 1 and close on Feb. 1.

Keep reading to find out more!

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Rome

Rome is the eternal city, a place where countless artists, poets, writers, generals, film writers/producers, leaders, popes, fashion designers, engineers, architects, and martyrs have called home for nearly 30 centuries. The Vatican, with its masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, showcases the Pieta, the Sistine Chapel, the Bernini Fountains, and the Renaissance Architecture of St. Peter’s Basilica along with numerous other treasures and antiquities.

All roads lead to Rome

As a student in Rome, you will find yourself in one of the most stimulating environments available to any undergraduate student in the world. No other location uses the city as a classroom as much as Rome does. Students throughout the city congregate in local cafes or head to a local trattoria for a pizza, panino, or dish of pasta.


Rome International Scholars

Students will take a core course taught through the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (RGG), study at a local university, and pursue their own research interests. This program provides students with funding for a disciplinary study and/or internship in Italy during the summer following the completion of the spring semester in Rome, which would be considered part of the spring semester.

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Term: Fall, Spring
Student Year: Junior
Courses offered by the College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, & Mendoza College of Business

Find out more & apply (https://studyabroad.nd.edu/programs/rome-international-scholars/)


Rome Undergraduate Program

Students will take a core course taught through the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (RGG) and conduct coursework at John Cabot University (JCU).

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Term: Fall, Spring
Student Year: Junior
Courses offered by the College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, & Mendoza College of Business

Find out more & apply (https://studyabroad.nd.edu/programs/rome-undergraduate-program/)


Rome Summer Program

This program will take students on a journey through the city’s storied landscape while introducing them to contemporary Italian culture. Students will choose two courses from the four courses offered.

Rome Summer

Term: Summer
Student Year: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Courses offered by the College of Arts and Letters, College of Science, & Keough School of Global Affairs
Applications accepted between Nov. 1 and Feb. 1.

Find out more & apply (https://studyabroad.nd.edu/programs/rome-summer/)


Rome ICCS Program

In partnership with Duke University, students in the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) Program will study the wonders, people, language, and culture of the Ancient World.

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Term: Fall, Spring
Student Year: Junior
Courses Offered by the College of Arts and Letters

Find out more & apply (https://studyabroad.nd.edu/programs/rome-iccs/)


Rome AME Program

Students will take a core course taught through the Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (RGG) and study with engineering professors from the University of Rome La Sapienza.

Rome Ame

Term: Fall
Student Year: Junior
Courses offered by the College of Engineering

Find out more & apply (https://studyabroad.nd.edu/programs/rome-ame/)


Bologna

Bologna

Bologna, an elegant city with a population of almost half a million, is the capital of the wealthy and progressive region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. Excellent transportation links make it an ideal base for travel. Venice and Milan are two hours away by train; Ravenna and Florence, just an hour. Bologna is an ancient city settled by the Etruscans. Medieval towers, churches, numerous porticos covered walkways, and terra-cotta buildings can be found throughout the central section of the city. Located within the old city is the University of Bologna, Europe’s oldest institution of higher learning and Italy’s top-ranked university. Students in Bologna will enjoy living in the one of the oldest college towns in the world. The University of Bologna (UNIBO) is thoroughly integrated with the old part of the city and this means that students get to know the city equally as well as the University and the lives of both are inextricably tied. Sipping coffee or tea with your professor at a local cafe, meeting fellow students in one of the countless organizations that permeate UNIBO, and getting to know your Italian roommates are all highlights of this program.

Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Student Year: Junior
Courses offered by College of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering, College of Science, Keough School of Global Affairs, & Mendoza College of Business

Find out more & apply (https://studyabroad.nd.edu/programs/bologna/)