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Temple Rome Semester

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Temple Rome: Semester/Academic Year

When you study abroad at Temple Rome for the semester or academic year, you have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of disciplines, complete a credit-bearing internship, volunteer, and participate in a rich student life that includes a diverse range of activities and engagement with Italians.


Spring 2021

The spring program at Temple Rome is running. View Temple Rome Spring 2021 Program Updates.

Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Applications are open for academic year, fall, and spring programs. Education Abroad and Temple Rome are working to ensure a positive and enriching time abroad. Given the global changes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, your study abroad experience may differ from how you imagined it. Take a look at communications for previous terms to get a sense for the type of updates you might receive to prepare for your time abroad. 

As we move forward, we will continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 and will provide you with updates specific to your program. In the meantime, we encourage you to reference Education Abroad’s COVID-19 Acknowledgement of Risks.

Program dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to late April
  • Academic Year: late August to late April (off for semester break)

Academic program

Academic and cultural enrichment

  • Program excursions
  • Volunteer opportunities in Rome
  • Distinguished lecture and film series
  • Art exhibitions in the Temple Rome Art Gallery
  • Organized cultural outings
  • Week-long orientation in Rome, culminating with a day-long excursion to the Umbrian countryside

Language of instruction

Except for courses in Italian language, all instruction is in English.

School location

Temple Rome is housed in the Villa Caproni, a handsome building facing the Tiber River in the heart of Rome. Just north of Piazza del Popolo and within short distance of the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens, the Villa Caproni is convenient to living accommodations, shops and historical sites. 


  • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
  • Computer lab and wireless internet system
  • Professional visual arts studios
  • Art gallery
  • Student lounges
  • One of Rome’s largest English-language libraries containing 16,000 volumes, a film collection, periodicals, and access to the electronic resources and online catalogs of Temple Libraries collections
  • Administrative offices

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Housing options

  • Program-arranged apartments
  • Program-arranged homestays for selected students
  • Independent housing


Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities. 

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: April 1 for the fall semester/academic year; October 1* for the spring semester.

Update for Fall 2020 and Academic Year year applicants: applications* are due June 15

*Applications for the Architecture program in Rome for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are due June 15; these applications are reviewed after that deadline, not on a rolling admissions basis.

Students are encouraged to apply early for Temple study abroad programs, as applications for most* programs are reviewed on a rolling basis, and space on some programs is limited. Temple Rome additionally has capacity limits for specific Program Tracks. Once a program (or Program Track) fills, qualified applicants may be placed on a waitlist, or, depending on the term, offered a spot on a second choice Temple program.  Students are typically notified of an admission or waitlist decision within two business weeks of submitting a completed application. 

Important Update for Rome Spring 2021 applicants: Please note that in order to comply with governmental health regulations regarding social distancing, Temple Rome will have to limit the number of students it can host on its campus for the Spring 2021 term. Capacity limits for Rome Program Tracks will be adjusted accordingly. In addition, we anticipate interest in the spring program may be higher than in previous years as some students are deferring applications in light of the pandemic. Applications for Spring 2021 continue to be reviewed on a rolling admission basis. We expect that the program will fill well before the October 1st deadline. Please reference the Program Status and Waitlist Information page for regular updates regarding the program capacity. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to our capacity if and when we can. However, a waitlist is likely, and prospective students are urged to submit their applications for the spring 2021 program well in advance of the deadline, and to consider summer 2021 or fall 2021 as an alternative. We will review waitlists periodically to ensure we can provide the opportunity to as many students as possible.