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.
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.
- Fall: late August to mid-December
- Spring: early January to late April
- Academic Year: late August to late April (off for semester break)
- Courses at Temple Rome are broadly categorized into 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 and Math or Engineering; and Visual Arts
- The broad range of courses will allow you to take an interdisciplinary approach to your learning
- With the exception of Italian language courses, all instruction is in English
- Courses are taught by faculty from Italy and other European countries, in addition to faculty from Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia
- Fall/Spring Semester course load: 4-5 courses, 12-18 credits total
- Credit-bearing internships are available each semester
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.
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
- 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.