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American University of Rome - Summer II (Direct Enroll)
Rome, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
3
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English
Academic Subject:
Anthropology, Art, Business, History, Italian, Political Science
Program Type: Provider
Program Description:
BSU Direct Enroll with the American University of Rome
 
 
What is the program about?
The American University of Rome was founded in 1969 and is one of the oldest degree-granting American universities in Italy. All instruction of classes is in English. Located in the city of Rome, the university, though small, offers students the chance to study in a cultural, urban environment, while also being near many parks and peaceful areas. Students can enjoy a variety of activities and extracurricular in addition to enjoying one of the most richly historic cities of the Western world.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Rome, Italy
The capital of Italy, Rome is a richly historical city full of cultural heritage. Almost every area of the city has some historical landmark within sight, whether it is the ancient Roman forum, a Renaissance fresco, or a richly ornamented Baroque church. Even now, it is a cultural hotspot, and within its borders is the Vatican City and the home of the Roman Catholic Church.
 
Rome is an important centre for music, and it has an intense musical scene, including several prestigious music conservatories and theatres. Students can spend their time visiting museums, parks, and the many historical and artistic attractions. It is also a fashion center, lower in importance only to Milan, Paris, and New York. Sports, especially football, are also very important in Rome. 
 
AUR is housed in a beautiful villa located on the crest of Rome’s highest hill, the Gianicolo, on the right bank of the Tiber River. The villa has a complete range of facilities, classrooms, offices, library, student lounge, computer center and auditorium. Surrounded by its own garden, the campus is close to major parks and a full range of amenities including restaurants, cafes, theater, shopping and affordable housing. Students can shop in the outdoor markets, take advantage of the extensive bus system to discover the wonders of Rome and learn to appreciate the artistic and culinary attractions of the city
 
 
When does this program take place?
Summer: July - August 
 
 
What is the program content?
AUR is a comprehensive university offering courses in business, humanities, social sciences, art, education, science and technology, computing and mathematical sciences and students have many courses for students to choose from in several different areas. Class sizes are usually small, with a 16:1 student to faculty ratio. Many of the classes incorporate the city of Rome into the curriculum, giving real-world substance to the material being taught.
 
 
What is the student accommodation? 
Students will reside in university arranged apartments that are furnished and near the campus. Housing is Italian in nature, and students who choose housing arranged by the university will find it well-suited for an immersive experience. Apartments typically have Wi-Fi and LAN access, towels, linens, etc., phone with free local calls, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, and two to three bedrooms, each of which may be shared.  Accommodation assignment information is provided on arrival.
 
 
What is included?
Students attending American University of Rome pay an AUR program fee that includes Airport Pick-up, onsite orientation, cellphone and bank account assistance, onsite physician and psychiatric services,  tuition and accommodation among other expenses (below). Students DO NOT pay Ball State tuition but do pay a $350 study abroad fee, insurance, and the BSU technology fee (based on credits)
 
Round-trip airfare, meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes.
 
In addition to many free social events on campus, students have the option to go on excursions with the university to a variety of locations, including Assisi and Pompeii. The costs for these excursions are manageable for the student budget. The university also encourages students to get involved in a number of extracurricular and student activities.
 
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yuhas or Rinker scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or from our website and submitted to RCIP.
 
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 Number of placements available?
Unlimited
 
 Are passports and visas required? 
Yes. A passport is an official document issued by your government, certifying the holder's identity and citizenship. All participants MUST have a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the International Students Service Office in RCIP to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.
 
 
How do I apply? 
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
 
 
Whom can I contact for more information? 
Phone: (765) 285-5422
Email: studyabroad@bsu.edu