(American University of Rome)
Fall: September - December
Spring: January - May
Located in the renowned Trastevere district, the campus of the American University of Rome (AUR) is surrounded by a garden of historic Roman pines on the crest of Rome's highest hill, the Janiculum. This location is in close proximity to the major parks of the Villa Sciarra and the Villa Pamphili, and the prestigious American Academy. Highly accessible by public transportation, the campus serves as a great base from which students can experience the wonders of Rome. AUR's campus includes a lovely four-story villa with a complete range of facilities including classrooms, offices, student lounges, art and design studios, and the George A. Tesoro Auditorium. The auditorium is used for public lectures and concerts, in addition to academic activities. There is also a newly renovated building adjacent to the villa that houses the library, computer laboratories, faculty offices, and additional classrooms.
American University Rome (AUR) is a small, private university that is committed to offering liberal studies and professional courses in an international environment. Many courses use the city as a classroom, and students can count on several unique opportunities to explore Rome's ancient history, gorgeous architecture and rich culture throughout the semester. AUR's liberal arts curriculum makes it an attractive study abroad location for students regardless of major. Many courses use the city as a classroom, and students can count on several unique opportunities to explore Rome's ancient history, gorgeous architecture and rich culture throughout the semester. While students are required to take an Italian language course during their semester abroad, no prior Italian language courses are required and all non-Italian language courses are taught in English.
In addition to a required Italian language course at your level, you will take a full load of courses in the subjects of your choosing for a total of four to five courses. Since AUR is a comprehensive university with its courses taught in English, you have a wide range of courses from which to choose, including:
- Art History
- Computer Science
- International Affairs
- Political Science
Like many European universities, AUR does not provide housing directly on-campus. This gives you an opportunity to live among Romans during your semester abroad. Students will be placed with other study abroad students in 4 or 6-person flats within convenient commuting distance to AUR. All apartments have fully equipped kitchens, and you must be prepared to cook for yourself during your semester in Rome. The flats are also fully furnished with furniture, beds, towels, linens, and a washing machine. In addition, one computer with Internet service is provided in each flat.
For the most up to date program costs, please contact the International Study Abroad office. The program costs for the AUR program includes Lewis tuition, airport pick-up in Rome, accommodation, orientation, program-sponsored activities and events, and a mandatory $300 Lewis Study Abroad fee.
The program cost does not include airfare, passport and visa fees, meals, supplies, and personal expenses.
Program costs are based on costs of the prior year, as well as projections for the current and coming years. Inflation and fluctuating exchange rates make it difficult to state a fixed cost. Lewis University, therefore, reserves the right to adjust program fees and the right to cancel or alter programs and courses.
To be eligible, you must be a Lewis student with at least a 3.0 GPA who has Sophomore, Junior, or first semester Senior standing or will have that standing when you participate.
Please click on the Application link in the left column to learn more about the application process, how to obtain an application, and what other materials are required. If you are ready to apply, then click on the Apply Now button.