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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Architecture, Design and Construction
Department: Architecture Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Carla Keyvanian, Majors Eligible: Architecture Majors
Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates)
Course Prerequisite Requirement: All course prerequisites must be met Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Physical/Environmental Considerations: Extensive walking
Program Description:

AU CADC - Architecture Program in Italy


This program is a full semester of exploration, analysis, and synthesis in the center of Western civilization. Courses engage the study of urban ideas, research, documentation, and design with specific reference to place-based learning and experience. Discussion will include the urban and political history of Rome, typology, mapping, neighborhoods, streets, urban spaces, and fundamental issues of urban dwelling and design that shape the contemporary city.

Host: Auburn University College of Architecture Design and Construction, University of Arkansas Rome Center (


Class time will be spent walking through the city of Rome, looking at important buildings. Everyday will include 5-10 miles of walking on cobblestone streets. Public transportation and ADA accessible sidewalks are not common in Rome. Participants navigate bus and train transportation, extensive walking, and stairs. 


Spring 2020

  • 6 January 2020: Depart the US (overnight flight)
  • 7 January 2020: Arrival - Check into housing. Program begins!
  • 8 - 11 January 2020: Tentative Orientation dates
  • 13 January 2020: Classes Begin
  • 9 - 13 March 2020: Spring Break for the Rome Center (estimate)
  • 4-7 May 2020: Exams Week
  • 7 May 2020: Classes and examinations end
  • 11 May 2020: Last day to leave apartments


Class time will be spend walking through the city of Rome, looking at important buildings.  Everyday will include 5-10 miles of walking, on cobblestone streets.  Public transportation and ADA accessible sidewalks are not common in Rome. 



Rome, Italy

Rome's history spans two and a half thousand years. There is archaeological evidence of human occupation from at least 14,000 years ago. With such a large past, the city is filled with amazing sites, rich architecture, and a brilliant culture. After the Middle Ages, Rome was ruled by popes such as Alexander VI, who transformed the city into one of the major centers of the Italian Renaissance. The Renaissance period changed Rome's face dramatically, with works by Michelangelo and the frescoes of the Borgia Apartment. Located on the Tiber River, Rome enjoys a Mediterranean climate with an average temperature of 45 degrees in January and a high of 86 in July. The architecture of Rome is varied, with modern next to ancient throughout the city. The city holds a multitude of fountains, many parks, statues, bridges, and large scale catacombs under the city. Roman cuisine has had many influences in its history, with Jewish influences frequently seen in cooking.


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • All students participating on this program will work with the Auburn Abroad Office in order to obtain a student visa for Italy

  • Non-US Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Italy.


 Contact Carla Keyvanian (clk0011@auburn.eduwith any program specific questions.

This program is currently not accepting applications.