Summer 2024 Rome Program: FOOD CULTURES

Friday, May 24 – Saturday, July 20, 2024 (8 weeks)

Spend 8 Amazing Weeks Living and Studying in Rome this Summer!

Direct Enrollment Applications are still open for the Borromini Institute Summer 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.

Courses (in English) on Sustainability and Roman History and Culture
Italian Language Class
Customized Academic Internship
Organized trips to South or the Central Italy
3 courses – 10 Credits
Friday, May 24 – Saturday, July  20, 2024

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.


Enrolling in our programs allows you to choose from a variety of courses. Most students take two core courses and choose as many as 2 electives from our catalog.

OCL 210 SUSTAINABLE ROME (3 credits)
INT 101 ONSITE ACADEMIC INTERNSHIP (80 hours, 3 credits)

“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.|
–Paige, University of Massachusetts Amherst


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. 


The Borromini Institute requires a 2.5 GPA, and a good academic and social standing at your home university.
HOUSING  US $ 2,050
TOTAL US $ 10,450 US $ 9,450 thanks to generous financial aid!
Deadline: February 15 EXTENDED TO APRIL 15 2024!
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.