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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: John Dunleavy Advisor Email:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: 1 Freshman, 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior
Min Required Number of College Credits Completed in Order to Apply: 12 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Option: Apartment, Independent Housing Program Open to: CSI Students, Non-CUNY Students, Other CUNY Students
Program Description:

Overview | Studying | Living | Exploring | Eligibility | Dates & Costs


Founded in 1969 as an independent, coeducational, four-year institution, The American University of Rome is located in a beautiful villa on Rome’s highest hill, the Janiculum, on the right bank of the Tiber River. The four-story villa and an adjacent five-story building have a complete range of facilities, including classrooms, art and design studios, a student lounge, computer laboratories, faculty and administrative offices and classrooms. The American University of Rome is set in the capital of Italy. Known as The Eternal City, Rome is filled with legacies of the past, such as the Roman Forum and the Coliseum. Contemporary Rome offers a host of activities, notably theater. Rome is also an important center for the study of international relations and international business.


The American University of Rome offers an array of exciting courses in its semester programs that take advantage of its fantastic location in Rome. In addition to choosing from a wide range of courses taught in English, students take one Italian language course. Students can take course work in several disciplines, including: History, Italian Language and Literature, Art History, Communications, Business, International Business, and International Relations.

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Participants live in furnished apartments for students. The apartments are equipped with kitchens so students can prepare their own meals or eat in local restaurants or cafés.


The Student Life office is the heart of your student life at The American University of Rome! They strive to complement the academic mission of the University by providing and supporting opportunities for learning through extra-curricular activities.

The activities and facilities that AUR offers promote students' personal growth, leadership development, social responsibility, multicultural competence and intellectual inquiry. The staff is committed to providing you with superb service in an engaging environment to entice your participation in formal and informal activities.

The Student Life office is also your resource center for... anything! You can use this office as a source of general information, advice and guidance. The office assists with non-academic issues, encourages student participation in Italian culture and daily life and supports student social life both on and off campus. They also arrange the travel plans for field trips and events in conjunction with the academic departments. The Student Life office plays an active role in bringing a wide variety of events and activities to students and hope they will take advantage of all AUR has to offer.


Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA

Date & Costs

Below you will find the current dates and costs for all terms available.   Please note all dates are subject to change.

        NOTE - Summer 2021 Suspended
  Summer 2021    Session I:  Late May - Late June, 2021 
  Session II: Late June - Late July, 2021
  Session l & ll Late May - Late July, 2021
  1 session (one course)               $5,320 (CUNY & CCIS)          $5,720 (Non-CCIS)    
  1 session (two courses)              $6,420 (CUNY & CCIS)          $6,820 (Non-CCIS)
  2 sessions (one course each)     $9,220 (CUNY & CCIS)          $9,620 (Non-CCIS)
  2 sessions (two courses each)   $11,420(CUNY & CCIS)         $11,820(Non-CCIS)
  Spring 2021   January 23 - May 11, 2021   $14,100 (CUNY & CCIS)     $14,500 (Non-CCIS)  
  Fall 2020   CANCELLED     $14,100 (CUNY & CCIS)     $14,500 (Non-CCIS) 

Basic Program Cost Includes:
     Overseas tuition, housing (double bedroom in shared student apartment), orientation in the US and abroad, sickness and accident insurance, administrative fees.
Costs Not Included: 
     Short-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $700), Personal Expenses (approx. $700), Declaration of Presence (approx. $20), Optional Field Trips (approx. $45-$400)
     Long-Term:  Airfare (approx. $1200), Meals (approx. $1700), Personal Expenses (approx. $1700), Permit of Stay (approx. $240) <--Not needed for fall 2020, Optional Field Trips (approx. $45-$400), Textbooks (approx. $400) 

Please see below for application cycles currently open, and any applicable extensions.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates a rolling admission application cycle where applicants will be accepted into the program within two to three weeks after application is received and do not have to wait for the application deadline for notification.