Get ready for the experience of a lifetime

Last Minute Availability for our Summer Program in Rome

Friday, May 24 – Saturday, July  20, 2024 (8 weeks)
We are taking applications for our summer program until March 15.
Students take 3 core courses for a total of 10 credits. 
ITA_101 or ITA_102 ITALIAN LANGUAGE (4 credits)
INT_101 Academic Internship- 80 h. (3 credits)
OCL_200 Sustainable Roman Urbanism and Agriculture (3 credits)

Cost has been reduced by $1,000 thanks to generous financial aid.

Student Experience

When you study at the Borromini Institute you commit to an unforgettable experience. It’s hard work but leaves you feeling gratified and transformed, with new skills to apply on the job and stories to tell after work.

Moving abroad–even if just temporarily–is a big transition and the Borromini Institute prides itself on providing our students with multiple levels of support along every step of their stay. Our student services staff work to ease many of the logistical challenges that could arise when coming to Rome.

My time in Rome this past summer was eye opening, inspiring and enriching. Every day I learned something new about food, sustainability, media and culture. I learned a lot about myself and the different ways that I take on challenges in the classroom and out in the streets of a busy city. I would recommend this study abroad trip to anyone, no matter what your major is you will find something extremely fascinating about this experience that I would do all over again if I could.
smile, happy, people-2072907.jpgPaige, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Paige attendend the Critical Studies on Food in Italy Summer 2016 Program

How to Join Borromini Institute Programs

Looking for a hands-on learning experience in Italy?

Our Programs May Be for You

You can enroll in our semester, summer or short programs focused on sustainability at any point in your studies and regardless of your discipline but all connected by the thread of climate.

You will live in Rome, engage in local and international communities, learn by doing in your daily life and organized travel included in all of our programs.

A Day in the Life of a Borromini Institute Student in Rome

Imagine waking up in the morning and walking to class through the narrow alleyways of Trastevere, stopping on the way to have breakfast with a croissant and a cappuccino. Then, spend the morning in our baroque building in Piazza dell’Orologio practising your Italian, or roaming through the Roman Forum and learning about its rich history from our professors. After a regenerating bowl of spaghetti, you could intern a few hours in the afternoon helping professionals who dedicated their lives to sustainable food systems, urban regeneration or community work. After that, get ready for a night out with friends or just chill watching statues and columns turn pink, as the sun sets on the Eternal City.

All of this on a normal day!

On the next day, you could be in Tuscany or in Sicily learning about migrations or food systems, all while enjoying the beauty of nature and archeology. Our programs are filled with trips, field work, events and opportunities to engage with the culture, meet great experts in their fields and learn from them.

Thinking of Joining Us?

If you are not afraid to explore, and care about sustainibility, the Borromini Institute is the place for you!

Many programs have hidden costs: not us!

Program fees usually include:

  • All instructional and support fees, which include course readings
  • Co-curricular experiential activities and practicums, such as tastings, cooking sessions, meetings with specialists and experts, and service learning opportunities
  • Overnight field studies outside of Rome (accommodations, most meals, and transportation)
  • Fees for the onsite academic internship.
  • Italian language courses
  • Housing
  • Student Services

Meet the Borromini Institute Team


Program Coordinator

Lindsay Maldari came to Rome to earn her Master’s in Art History with John Cabot University. Rome continues to inspire Lindsay’s life and work on 20th century public monuments, and it is with great pleasure that she now shares her love of the city as a Program Coordinator at the Borromini Institute.


Student Services Coordinator

Erica studied in Italy and Mexico, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Development Sciences and International Cooperation. Throughout her career, she has gained valuable experience in the field of cooperation, working in Italy, Peru, and Brazil. During her leisure time, Erica finds joy in traveling to new places, indulging in reading, and immersing herself in the world of cinema and museums. 

About the Application Process

Practical Information about Our Programs

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