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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!

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 eligbility 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. Take a look at the following course lists to see UMD equivalencies for resident credit courses as well as a list of possible transfer credit courses offered through AUR.

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

These costs are for fall 2015.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee $16,330
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $500 non-refundable deposit: Due by March 18th or within 48 hours of acceptance if accepted on or after that date 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due August 20th.
The program fee includes: $500 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition and fees, housing in apartments, Internet access and local phone service in housing, access to affordable cell phone packages at AUR on-site orientation, access to optional excursions, airport pick-up and delivery to apartment, welcome dinner, day excursion (location TBD), one month bus pass, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $2,100
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Passport $140
Course materials $250
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $2,000
Residence Permit Fee (paid upon arrival - esimate) $260
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
In-country transportation (estimate) $150
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $22,930

Year Budget

These costs are for academic year 2015-2016.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee $32,660
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $500 non-refundable deposit: Due by March 18th or within 48 hours of acceptance if accepted on or after that date 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due August 20th.
The program fee includes: $500 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition and fees, housing in apartments, Internet access and local phone service in housing, access to affordable cell phone packages at AUR on-site orientation, access to optional excursions, airport pick-up and delivery to apartment, welcome dinner, day excursion (location TBD), one month bus pass, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $4,000
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Passport $140
Course materials $500
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $2,000
Residence Permit Fee (paid upon arrival - esimate) $260
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
In-country transportation (estimate) $300
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $41,560

Spring Budget

These costs are for spring 2016.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee $16,330
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $500 non-refundable deposit: Due by October 18th or within 48 hours of acceptance if accepted on or after that date 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due January 20th.
The program fee includes: $500 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition and fees, housing in apartments, Internet access and local phone service in housing, access to affordable cell phone packages at AUR on-site orientation, access to optional excursions, airport pick-up and delivery to apartment, welcome dinner, day excursion (location TBD), one month bus pass, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $2,100
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Passport $140
Course materials $250
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $2,000
Residence Permit Fee (paid upon arrival - esimate) $260
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
In-country transportation (estimate) $150
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $22,930

Summer Budget

These costs are for summer 2015.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee $4,733
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $250 non-refundable deposit: Due by March 18th or within 48 hours of acceptance if accepted on or after that date 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due May 20th.
The program fee includes: $250 deposit, International Health Insurance, 3-7 credits of tuition and fees, housing in apartments, Internet access and local phone service in housing, access to affordable cell phone packages at AUR on-site orientation, access to optional excursions, airport pick-up and delivery to apartment, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $600
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Passport $140
Course materials $100
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $800
Residence Permit Fee (paid upon arrival - esimate) $260
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $50
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $8,033

 

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 cancelation due to low enrollment.

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

To learn more about the program and complete the required advising meeting, sign up for a Rome 101 session.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/11/2015 08/25/2015 12/12/2015
View the Academic Calendar for details.
Summerterm 2015 03/01/2015 03/11/2015 05/25/2015 07/30/2015
CAUTION: This program has multiple summer session options. Upon acceptance, you will indicate the session(s) you are interested in (session 1: May 25 - June 25; session 2: July 1 - July 30; sessions 1 and 2: May 27 - July 30). View the Summer Academic Calendar for details
Year (Fall-Spring) 2015 03/01/2015 03/11/2015 08/25/2015 05/11/2016
View the Academic Calendar for details.
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/11/2015 01/18/2016 05/11/2016
For more details, please see the Maryland-in-Rome Academic Calendar.