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Rome Internships

Dates: 28 April—22 June 2024
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024

Live and work in the Eternal City! The Spring Term Rome Internship Program offers intermediate- and advanced-level students of Italian the opportunity to experience firsthand how twenty-first-century life intermingles with the layers of an ancient past. Students may request professional internships in their individual fields of interest that will help them prepare for life after the university. Past interns have worked in marketing, law, finance, engineering, computer science, athletic training, non-profit organizations, cinedubbing, museums, archives, culinary arts, a dental clinic, and with refugees teaching English and Italian. The Rome Internship Program also offers unique cultural experiences: a weekly refresher language course, two cooking classes, site visits in Rome, and four days exploring other parts of Italy including Venice and Florence. The courses that students are enrolled in will count towards a major or minor in Italian and an Italian Language Certificate.

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Contact Us

Jennifer Haraguchi
3139 JFSB
(801) 422-8179


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will be enrolled for six credit hours during the program in the following courses:

ITAL 363—Italian Civilization on Study Abroad (3 credit hours)
ITAL 399R—Academic Internship: Italian Language Field Experience (3 credit hours)

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, breakfast and dinners in Rome, international health insurance coverage, and field trips to Venice and Florence.

Does not include international airfare, some meals, personal expenses, preparation course tuition, passport, or visa.
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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

Students majoring in the College of Humanities who complete the preparation course and register for Ital 399R qualify for a college program discount that ranges from $1,500—2,500 depending on one's FAFSA score. Students minoring in the College of Humanities who fulfill the same requirements receive half support. Please check with Dr. Haraguchi for more details.
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Students must have completed ITAL 202 (or the equivalent) prior to departure for the program.

Accepted students are required to enroll in an international, cross-cultural preparation course, HCOLL 396R—Humanities Leadership and Professional Development (taught by Ben Drewry), for 1 credit hour, held on Wednesdays from 2:00—3:50 p.m. during second block of winter semester.

Part-time and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrollment in the prep course. 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, health, and visa requirements for travel.
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Housing in Rome will be in homes with Italian hosts, preferably two students per home, or in a bed and breakfast with other students. Breakfasts and dinners are included. Living with an Italian host is a cultural experience. Special dietary needs may not be accommodated in Italian homes. In Venice and Florence, housing will be in monasteries or budget hotels.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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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 December 2023
Final 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.

(801) 422-8179
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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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.