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Rome, Italy

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.

Capacity Alert

We are experiencing a high level of interest in the Temple Rome programs. We strongly encourage early application to secure a spot in program-arranged housing (if desired or required) and in the program overall. Program applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. 

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.

*Applications for the Architecture program in Rome are due earlier than the program deadline. Visit the Architecture program page for details.

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.

Please reference the Program Status and Waitlist Information page for regular updates regarding the program capacity. 

**Though most Temple study abroad programs are reviewed on a rolling basis, applications for the Temple Rome architecture program and Temple Exchanges are reviewed after the deadline.

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