Students participating on a semester or summer study abroad program through The American University of Rome (AUR) enjoy Roman culture, architecture, and people, while taking courses in a variety of disciplines.

The American University of Rome (AUR) offers the benefits of an American-style education taught by multinational faculty in an international setting. Founded in 1969, AUR is the oldest independent, four-year, degree-granting American institution of higher learning in Rome. Its goal is to promote cultural ties through education in an international environment. Overlooking the historical center, the university is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome's highest hill. AUR has a small, intimate campus a short walk from the charming Roman neighborhood of Trastevere. Equidistant from the Coliseum and the Vatican, Trastevere is an ideal place to make a home base.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2016
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Unofficial Transcript
Submit to Host University
  • Housing Application: Students may elect for The American University of Rome to arrange housing on their behalf or may choose to make their own housing arrangements. The particulars of the housing options as well as information relevant to this process and payment can be found in this Housing Booklet.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

The American University of Rome is a comprehensive university offering courses in business, humanities, social sciences, art, education, science and technology, computing and mathematical sciences. Its business department offers courses in the following areas: Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Business Law. Non-business major students may enroll in any course offered by AUR.

Students will register online for their AUR classes after acceptance through their MyAUR account.

Students have the option to take up to 5 courses during the semester. However, they are not required to transfer back the fifth course. If a student would like to transfer back the fifth course, they will need to pay the overload fee as defined on the Northeastern University Registrar’s website.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: October 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Unofficial Transcript
Submit to Host University
  • Housing Application: Students may elect for The American University of Rome to arrange housing on their behalf or may choose to make their own housing arrangements. The particulars of the housing options as well as information relevant to this process and payment can be found in this Housing Booklet.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • Students take 15 credits per semester at AUR to be full time
  • The credit conversion ratio is 1 : 1  (1 AUR Credit= 1 NU credit)
  • A 3 credit AUR course will come in as 3 NU credits
  • Students typically take five 3 credit courses, 15 credits total
  • If a student takes 15 AUR credits, they will receive 15 NU credits

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

 

 

 

The American University of Rome is a comprehensive university offering courses in business, humanities, social sciences, art, education, science and technology, computing and mathematical sciences. Its business department offers courses in the following areas: Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Business Law. Non-business major students may enroll in any course offered by AUR.

Students will register online for their AUR classes after acceptance through their MyAUR account.

 

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2017
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Unofficial Transcript
Submit to Host University
  • Housing Application: Students may elect for The American University of Rome to arrange housing on their behalf or may choose to make their own housing arrangements. The particulars of the housing options as well as information relevant to this process and payment can be found in this Housing Booklet.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

The American University of Rome is a comprehensive university offering courses in business, humanities, social sciences, art, education, science and technology, computing and mathematical sciences. Its business department offers courses in the following areas: Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Business Law. Non-business major students may enroll in any course offered by AUR.

Students will register online for their AUR classes after acceptance through their MyAUR account. Students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 NU credits.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $11,680
  • Tuition covers 8 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 8 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than two courses (or 8 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2017
  • Deadline: March 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
  • Unofficial Transcript
Submit to Host University
  • Housing Application: Students may elect for The American University of Rome to arrange housing on their behalf or may choose to make their own housing arrangements. The particulars of the housing options as well as information relevant to this process and payment can be found in this Housing Booklet.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

The American University of Rome is a comprehensive university offering courses in business, humanities, social sciences, art, education, science and technology, computing and mathematical sciences. Its business department offers courses in the following areas: Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Business Law. Non-business major students may enroll in any course offered by AUR.

Students will register online for their AUR classes after acceptance through their MyAUR account. Students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 NU credits.

 

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $11,680
  • Tuition covers 8 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 8 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than two courses (or 8 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

Rome, also called the Eternal City, is the capital city of Italy and home of the Catholic Church as well as the Italian government. Rome is Italy’s largest and, with over 2.5 million inhabitants, most populous city. As the seat of the Roman Empire, Rome is a city rich in history and culture. The old and the new are seamlessly intertwined in Rome and all can enjoy this dichotomy. One can walk from the ancient ruins of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum to the modern and upscale boutiques of Via del Corso. Rome’s numerous cultural institutions house many art and architectural treasures from antiquities to contemporary art. Today, Rome is a modern, cosmopolitan city, and the third most-visited tourist destination in the European Union.

Accommodations

Students may elect for The American University of Rome to arrange housing on their behalf or may choose to make their own housing arrangements. Students electing university-facilitated housing are placed in furnished apartments in areas surrounding the university campus. The particulars of the housing options as well as information relevant to this process can be found in this Housing Booklet.

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • Off-Campus through Program: Students studying at AUR will be placed into university-facilitated off-campus apartments in the surrounding area. While housing is standardized in terms of basic amenities, they can vary greatly both in terms of proximity to campus (commutes to campus should be no longer than 35 minutes) and aesthetics. A typical apartment will have two to three bedrooms (double occupancy), living room, kitchen and bathroom. Apartments with more than four occupants will have two bathrooms. Each apartment is equipped with basic furnishings and supplies, including bed linens and towels, cookware and a desk top computer that is linked to the internet and a maintenance company. Wi-Fi is included but service and signal strength, as is typical in Rome, will vary. All of the apartments have washing machines but, in typical Italian style, students are expected to line-dry their clothing. Summer 1 2015 Pre-Departure Information Summer 2 2015 Pre-Departure Information Fall 2015 Pre-Departure Information

Host University or Organization

The American University of Rome (AUR) offers the benefits of an American-style education taught by multinational faculty in an international setting. Founded in 1969, AUR is the oldest independent, four-year, degree-granting American institution of higher learning in Rome. Its goal is to promote cultural ties through education in an international environment. Overlooking the historical center, the university is located on top of the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill. AUR has a small, intimate campus a short walk from the charming Roman neighborhood of Trastevere. Equidistant from the Coliseum and the Vatican, Trastevere is an ideal place to make a home base. AUR is currently accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Coordinators
Student Advisor