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Art of Italian Living in Rome

Dates: 17 May–22 June
Priority Deadline: 1 November 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024

Learn Italian language, culture, art, cuisine and the Art of Italian Living in Rome, Italy.

Rome, all roads lead to it. When in Rome, there’s no place like Rome. Center of the world for centuries, Rome will be your home for five weeks while studying Italian language and culture. In the mornings you will have Italian language classes taught by local instructors (if you don’t already know some Italian, don’t worry—on this program you can learn Italian in Italy). Your afternoons will be filled with museum visits, cooking courses, and cultural observations in the heart of the ancient city. Part of the experience will be to learn Rome intimately, by visiting neighborhoods, pondering gorgeous Baroque churches, sitting in piazzas to observe everyday life, and using your new Italian skills to strike up conversations with locals. Through your travel journal assignments, you will creatively reflect on your cultural learning. In the evenings, you will return to your accommodation in an Italian pensione. Our field trips will take us to the heart of Tuscany to reflect on gothic Siena and its traditional neighborhoods, and Renaissance Florence where we will investigate world famous masterpieces of Italian art history. Through these experiences and more, you will learn The Art of Italian Living.

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Students will enroll in the following courses while on this program:

ITAL 363—Italian Civilization on Study Abroad
4 credit hours of one of the following Italian language courses: ITAL 101, ITAL 102, or ITAL 201

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes BYU Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition, housing, dinners in Rome, accommodations and transportation on field trips, museum entrance included in the program, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include international airfare, breakfast and lunches, personal expenses, preparation course tuition, passport, or visas.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students with no exposure to Italian are encouraged to apply!

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201, 1 credit hour), Wednesdays 2:00–3:50 during second block of winter semester 2024.

Accompanying spouses of students need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online, take the preparation course, and pay for the program.

Accompanying spouses of students need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online, take the preparation course, and pay for the program.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing will be in traditional Italian pensione with dinners included. Special dietary needs may be challenging to accommodate in these living arrangements. In Florence and Siena housing will be in monasteries and budget hotels.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program. Airfare reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Priority Deadline: 1 November 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Jennifer Haraguchi, associate professor of Italian in the French and Italian Department is the faculty director of the program.

Aaron Rose, an international study programs coordinator, will be the assistant director in Italy. He and his family have led studies abroad in Siena, Rome, Florence, Venice, Sardinia, and other destinations.
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International Study Programs
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.