FALL 2025 Rome Program: Sustainable cities and Food

Thur. Sept. 4 – Sat. Dec 13 2024 (14 weeks)

Spend 14 Amazing Weeks Living and Studying in Rome this Fall!

Direct Enrollment Applications are still open for the Borromini Institute Fall 2024 Rome Program. If you are looking for a fun and fulfilling learning experience in the heart of Italy’s capital while getting credit for your degree this program may be right for you.

Experiental Learning: Rome is our classroom
Customized Academic Internship
Organized trips to the South or the North of Italy
4 courses – 13 credits
Thur. Sept. 4 – Sat. Dec 13 2025

Experiential Learning in the Eternal City

Our students participate in the daily life of a culture which has been evolving for thousands of years. They gain experience and tangible skills. And life-long memories.

InfCourses (2 Core+ 2 Electives)

Most students take two core cores such as Italian Language and Sustainable Rome and choose one or two electives such as our academic internship.

ITA 101/102 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN LANGUAGE (4 credits)
OCL 210 SUSTAINABLE ROME (3 credits)
GLI 299 FOOD PRODUCTION: OLIVE OIL, WINE (3 credits)
HRL 101 SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ITALY (3 credits) 
TMD 101 COMMUNICATING CULTURE (3 credits)
INT 101 ONSITE ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP (80 hours, 3 credits)

Internships

Academic internships are a crucial component of Borromini Institute’s philosophy of experiential learning. BI works with community partners in order to provide students with a complete and rewarding academic experience, not only in the classroom but also within the local community. We care about helping our students understand the real challenges local organizations face and offering them a wide variety of occasions for cultural immersion.

We work closely with associations, non profit organizations and startups that share our mission to create tailored learning opportunities that bring the community and the students together in a beneficial exchange. 

What’s included?

Experiential activities, practicums, field studies in locations beyond Rome and different parts of Italy, as well as meetings with specialists and experts.
Furnished shared apartments situated in the center of Rome.
Group airport pickup, transfer services, check-in support, and thorough housing orientation.
The opportunity to obtain an official transcript from Portland State University (PSU), our designated School of Record.
A student services coordinator will assist you throughout your study abroad experience, providing support in adapting to your new life, fostering cross-cultural education and mediation. 

Apply Now

University students (both undergraduate and graduate) and independent professionals from all fields of study.
You will need to have a GPA of at least 2.5 and be in good academic and social standing at their home university.
Our short application form will take about 20 minutes to complete with a basic personal information and a short statement of purpose. No transcripts or payment are required during the application process.

Costs:
INSTRUCTIONAL FEES US $ 9,500
OTHER LOCAL FEES US $2,365
HOUSING US $ 4,100
TOTAL US $ 16,965 US $ 15,965 thanks to guaranteed financial aid.
No fees are charged until acceptance is confirmed.

Deadline: April 1, 2025
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.