ROME: American University of Rome

Rome, Italy

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - Late August - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Late January - Late May
  • Summer 1 Semester - Late May - Late June
  • Summer 2 Semester - Late June - Late July

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1
  • Summer 2 Semester - March 1

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

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. AUR is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. AUR uses Rome as its classroom and Italy and Europe as invaluable resources. AUR prepares students to live and work across cultures through its practical interdisciplinary academic majors, opportunities for learning through travel and internships, and its multi-cultural faculty and staff. Course instruction is in English.

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. DMSB major students will take four courses at AUR, including a mandatory Italian language course. DMSB major NU students can choose from approved courses at all levels of the business curriculum as well as from other disciplines offered by the university.

Classes will run Monday through Thursdays with the earliest beginning at 9:00am and the latest ending at 8:15pm. DMSB students should consult with their academic advisors to determine their course selection as well as with OISP staff for course transferability.

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

  • Semester program: Students take 4 courses and transfer back 16 credits. Students enroll in 1 required Italian language course and 3 additional courses from the AUR course catalog. 
  • Summer: Students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 NU credits.

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  • Summer: Students enroll in two courses for a total of 8 NU credits.
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    Host University

    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).

    Eligibility Requirements

    • GPA of at least 2.5
    • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
    • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

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    Cost

    Fall 2014 or Spring 2015: $21,367

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($21,267), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). 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.

    Italy, Rome: American University of Rome Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)

     

    Summer 1 2014: $10,734

    Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). 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.

    Italy, Rome: American University of Rome Study Abroad Program Budget (Summer)

     

    Accommodations

    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.

    AUR Housing Information

    Spring 2015 Housing Information

    Fall 2014 Housing Information

    Summer I 2014 Housing Information

    Summer II 2014 Housing Information

    Pre-Departure Information

    Spring 2015 Pre-Departure Information

    Fall 2014 Pre-Depature Information

    Summer I 2014 Pre-Departure Information

    Summer II 2014 Pre-Departure Information

    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.