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Maryland-in-Rome (Italy)

Rome, Italy
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Summerterm
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.75
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English,Italian

Student in front of colosseum
In a city with over 2,000 years of history, make some of your own! Maryland-in-Rome is based at the American University of Rome (AUR). Overlooking the historical center of the city, the American University of Rome is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome's highest hill, and just off the ancient Roman route Via Aurelia. The neighborhood offers a variety of restaurants, shops, cafes, and an outdoor market, allowing students to savor Roman living. Students will have the opportunity to engage with both the intricate history and the vibrant modernity of Rome, while staying on track to graduate. Students have the option to participate on a number of excursions to other parts of Italy such as Pompeii or various cities in Tuscany.

To learn more about the neighborhood, check out this map!

Rome is calling you home!

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

All UMD sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to this program.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, make an appointment with your EA advisor to discuss program options.

Maryland-in-Rome students enroll in regular courses at the American University of Rome (AUR), one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. Maryland students will be in classes taught by local and international faculty with AUR degree-seeking and study abroad students from around the world. AUR uses Rome as its classroom and Italy as an invaluable resource. There is an emphasis on active learning, a goal that the University's small student-to-faculty ratio helps to facilitate. It is a great place to take Art History, Business, Government & Politics, and of course Italian courses! All courses are taught in English, except for language classes.

Maryland-in-Rome is a hybrid credit program offering both resident and transfer credit courses. Review the UMD equivalents for Maryland-in-Rome courses. For a full list of course offerings by term, visit the AUR website.

For more details on the academic structure of the program and related policies, refer to the Maryland-in-Rome Academic Overview.

AUR provides housing in furnished apartments located in the traditional, well-established neighborhoods of Monteverde, Giancolense, and Colli Portuense. While apartments are standardized in terms of basic amenities, they can vary greatly in terms of both proximity to the university, size, and aesthetics. There is generally only one (or a small number of) student apartment unit(s) per building and neighboring residents is typical Italian families who own their apartments. Most apartments have 2-3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the university. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 15 and 35 minutes. Variances in transit times largely depend on bus frequency and local traffic. Many apartments are directly accessible by one direct bus line, while others require a change. Detailed travel instructions to/from the university and an initial supply of public transportation tickets will be provided upon arrival.

For more information about housing on the Maryland-in-Rome Program, please refer to the Housing Overview.

Fall Budget

Costs listed are for fall 2017. 

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $200
Tuition $10,529
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, excursions, one month bus pass, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $4,446
This fee represents the housing provided during the program. Students live in shared apartments (utilities, internet, and cleaning included).
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $16,375
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $2,100
Passport $140
Visa and Residence Permit Fee (estimate) $280
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Course materials $250
In-country transportation (estimate) $150
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $2,500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $23,245

Year Budget

These costs are for academic year 2017-2018.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $400
Tuition $21,058
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, excursions, one month bus pass, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $8,892
This fee represents the housing provided during the program. Students live in shared apartments (utilities, internet, and cleaning included).
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $31,550
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $4,000
Passport $140
Visa and Residence Permit Fee (estimate) $280
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Course materials $500
In-country transportation (estimate) $300
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $4,000
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $42,220

Spring Budget

These costs are for spring 2018.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $1,200
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $200
Tuition $10,529
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, excursions, one month bus pass, and teaching services.
Housing Fee $4,446
This fee represents the housing provided during the program. Students live in shared apartments (utilities, internet, and cleaning included).
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE $16,375
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $2,100
Passport $140
Visa and Residence Permit Fee (estimate) $280
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Course materials $250
In-country transportation (estimate) $150
Optional Activities/incidental expenses $2,500
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $23,245

Summer Budget

These costs are for summer 2017.

Application Fee $50
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Bursar's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $500
This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance: single session $80
International Health Insurance: two sessions $80
Tuition: single session $3,470
Tuition: two sessions $6,940
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities, on-campus and in-country orientations, airport pick-up, and teaching services.
Housing Fee: single session $1,200
Housing Fee: two sessions $2,400
This fee represents the housing provided during the program. Students live in shared apartments (utilities, internet, and cleaning included).
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE: single session $5,250
TOTAL PROGRAM FEE: two sessions $9,920
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate - double for two sessions) $600
Passport $140
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Course materials (estimate - double for two sessions) $100
In-country transportation (estimate - double for two sessions) $80
Optional Activities/incidental expenses (estimate - double for two sessions) $800
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: Single Session $8,420
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: Two Sessions $14,670

 

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.

Amanda Lentz coordinates all logistical aspects of the Maryland-in-Rome program and is available to meet with both interested and accepted students.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 08/31/2017 12/15/2017
For more details, please see the Maryland-in-Rome Academic Calendar.
Summerterm 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 05/29/2017 08/03/2017
CAUTION: This program has multiple summer session options. Upon acceptance, you will indicate the session(s) you are interested in (session 1: May 29 - July 1; session 2: July 4 - August 3; sessions 1 and 2: May 29 - August 3). View the Summer Academic Calendar for details
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 08/31/2017 05/16/2018
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 01/24/2018 05/16/2018
For more details, please see the Maryland-in-Rome Academic Calendar.