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Rome Internships

Dates: 1 May–23 June 2023
Application Deadline: 31 January 2023

The Rome Internship Program offers BYU students the opportunity to live and work in the Eternal City in Italy, experiencing firsthand how twenty-first-century life intermingles with the layers of an ancient past. Students may request internships in their individual fields of interest. Past interns have worked in marketing, law, engineering, computer science, athletic training, nonprofit organizations, cinema dubbing, museums, archives, dental clinics, and with refugees teaching English and Italian. To supplement their internship with cultural experiences, this program also offers a weekly refresher language course, two cooking classes, and a three-day stay in Florence, Italy where we will climb to the top of the Duomo, and see the David, the Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, and Boboli Gardens.

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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, one of which (ITAL 399R) fulfills a requirement for the Italian B.A. or minor:

IAS 380R—Cultural Proofs (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 dinner, and international health insurance coverage. It also includes a three-day stay in Florence as well as museum entrances in Florence.

Does not include international airfare, preparation course tuition, lunches, personal expenses, museum entrances in Rome, or passport.
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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.

The College of Humanities may have funding specifically for majors and minors in that college. Please check with Jennifer Haraguchi for details.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students must have completed ITAL 202 prior to departure for the program.

Accepted students are required to participate in HCOLL 396R (the section taught by Ben Drewry) for 1 credit hour, an international preparation course held Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:50 p.m. in JFSB B094 during second block of winter semester.

Accompanying spouses of students need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they will also need to apply online, take the preparation course, and pay for a minimum number of BYU credits and international health insurance coverage.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing in Rome will be with Italian families, preferably with two students to a family. Families will provide breakfasts and dinners. Living with a host family is a cultural experience. Special dietary needs may not be accommodated in host families.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. 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.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2023
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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, an associate professor of Italian in the French and Italian Department, is the faculty director of the program.

3139 JFSB
(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.