Temple University Rome, established in 1966, provides students from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to study in Rome for an academic year, semester or summer. Over its more than 50-year history, Temple Rome has maintained a strong academic and cultural program that takes advantage of the splendid resources Rome and Italy have to offer, both historical and contemporary.
Courses taught at Temple Rome are specifically designed to enhance your understanding of your new surroundings. Many allow you to bring context and life to your studies through frequent on-site instruction within Rome and excursions to other cities, and by incorporating guest speakers and critics into the curriculum. Internships are also available. The program is open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
IMPORTANT UPDATE, Fall 2020 Semester - Applications open until June 15
At this time, the fall 2020 study abroad program at Temple Rome is scheduled to run but with some adjustments designed to make student participation easier. There is no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges to higher education generally, and international education specifically, but Temple University’s Philadelphia and Rome-based teams have been working to address these challenges. You can read more about the modified fall 2020 semester here.
Temple Rome Semester
Temple Rome offers a semester or academic year program, with seven academic areas (Architecture and Urban Studies; Business; Humanities/Social Sciences, including Italian Language and Culture; Media and Communication; Sport, Tourism and Hospitality; STEM: Biology or Engineering; and Visual Arts), but an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged. Internships are available.
Temple Rome Undergraduate Summer
Temple Rome Summer Session I
In summer 2020, undergraduate courses are offered in Africology and African American Studies; art; art history; business; criminal justice; English; GenEd (Arts, Science and Technology, and Human Behavior); Greek and Roman classics; history; Italian language; and sociology. Credit-bearing internships in a variety of fields are also available.
Temple Rome Summer II Global Good
The Global Good's four-week undergraduate seminar in Rome offers you the opportunity to complete Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good in the Eternal City. Undergraduate credit available.
Temple Summer in Italy
Excavation of the Roman Villa in Artena
Join long-time Temple Rome professor Jan Gadeyne to learn the techniques of archaeological fieldwork by participating in the excavation of the Roman villa in Artena, a small hill town approximately 40 miles southeast of Rome.
Undergraduate and graduate credit available.