We have been designing and running educational programs in Rome since before most of our students were born.

Not to brag, but we’re pretty good at it.

students in classroom with orange wall

Looking for hands-on learning opportunities for you or your students in Italy?

Types of Programs

We offer three types of program:

Open-enrollment Programs in a variety of areas of pressing importance to our students and their futures.
Customized Programs for universities: ask your study abroad office for more information
Faculty-led Programs: we support scholars in designing and running on-site field learning programs in Italy

As an academic support organization with a mission to enhance global education, we love designing programs for institutions and professors.

Upcoming programs

SPRING 2024 Sustainability and Food in Rome

January 11 – May 4, 2024

Spend 16 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Southern Italy, Tuscany, Bologna and the Roman countryside.
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Closed for Applications (deadline September 15, 2023)

SPRING 2025 Sustainability and Food in Rome

January 9 – May 3, 2025

Spend 16 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Central and Southern Italy and the Abruzzo Mountains.
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Closed for Applications (deadline September 15, 2023)

SUMMER 2024 Sustainability, Food and Social Justice

May 24 – July 20, 2024

Spend 8 intensive weeks in and around Rome with travel to Southern Italy and the Abruzzo Mountains
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Open for Applications (deadline April 15, 2024)

FALL 2024 Sustainable Cities and Agriculture

Sept. 5 – Dec 14, 2024

Spend 14 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Southern Italy, Venice and the Abruzzo Mountains
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Closed for Applications

2024 Short Programs

We offer a variety of short programs, symposia and workshops throughout the year.
If you are visiting Rome for a week or a month check with us subscribe to our mailing list to receive invitations to participate in our activities.

Studio Art Workshops
Food and Culture Short Programs
Sustainable Rome Continuing Education Program
Alumni Outreach Weekends

SUMMER 2025 Sustainability, Food and Social Justice

May 23 – June 19, 2025

Spend 16 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Southern Italy, Venice and the Abruzzo Mountains
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Closed for Applications (deadline September 15, 2023)

FALL 2025

Sustainable Cities and Agriculture

January 8 – May 2, 2025

Spend 16 intensive weeks in the Eternal City with travel to Southern Italy, Venice and the Abruzzo Mountains
Instruction, lodging, and excursions included in program fee.
Closed for Applications (deadline September 15, 2023)

2025 Short Programs

We offer a variety of short programs, symposia and workshops throughout the year.
If you are visiting Rome for a week or a month check with us subscribe to our mailing list to receive invitations to participate in our activities.

Highlights from our Recent Programs

We just finished an intensive summer program for a small group of dedicated students from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign and University of Wisconsin – Madison. Some of the highlights:

  • Intensive, onsite lessons in Italian language
  • In-depth studies of sustainable urban living
  • Excursions to crater lakes, farms, vineyards, Mediterranean ports, Pompeii and more
  • Lots of gelato
  • Curricular internships with exciting Roman businesses and NGOs
  • Learning how to live well, like Italians, without excess consumption
  • Did we mention gelato?

Practical Information about Our Programs