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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Art Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Wendy Deschene,
Majors Eligible: 1. Art Majors, 2. Art History Majors, 3. Education Majors, 4. Graphic Design Majors, 5. Architecture, Other Majors upon approval Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: G-Graduate, JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates) Course Prerequisite Requirement: Art History, Studio Art
Applicant Requirement: AU & Non-AU students may apply Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Program Description:
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Art in Rome is a collaboration between the Auburn University Department of Art & Art History and the University of Arkansas Rome Center, which also hosts several other American universities. This partnership proves beneficial to our students, offering them a chance to meet students from other universities and to control the cost of the program. 

Students will earn six credit hours while producing artwork and studying the art and architecture in Rome on location. Coursework focuses on both hands-on art-making, as well as experiencing and learning about Italian culture and history.

The UARK Rome Center building Palazzo Taverna is located in a very center of town, near Piazza Navona (Centro Storico). Auburn students will have access (via swipe cards) to the Center’s art/design studios, lecture halls, computer lab, and library. Additionally, the Center’s administrative staff will provide necessary assistance to our students.

Included in this year’s program are two day-trips to Orvieto, and the Villa Estes in Tivoli, a two-day/night stay in Venice, and one overnight stay in Florence. Previous knowledge of the Italian language is not necessary, and the program offers 16 hours of beginning Italian language instruction.


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The program is designed primarily for visual art and design majors as well as art history majors and minors. However, interested undergraduates from all disciplines are welcome to apply as long as they meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.25.

Application Procedure:

  • Space is limited and students must file formal applications as soon as they know for sure they are participating.
  • Complete the Auburn Abroad Application online and wait for confirmation from the Program Director. 
  • Non-Auburn University students must be accepted as transient students by AU ($50 additional application fee).

Formal Program Admission:

  • Upon admission to the program, all participants will be responsible for full payment of all fees and costs by the deadlines indicated.
  • Students will complete additional application requirements once accepted into the program.

Refund Policy:

  • Review program fees and refund policy. Upon admission to this program, you will be responsible for payment of these fees. Refunds will be made based on the withdrawal and cancellation dates listed below.
  • There will be no refunds made when written notice to withdraw is filed less than 30 days prior to departure.
  • Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.



Summer 2020:

  • 15 Feb 2020: Deadline for applying to program.
  • 17 May 2020: Latest date to leave USA to make the start date.
  • 18 May 2020: Start date on location – date students must be in Rome.
  • 19 May 2020: Orientation and classes begin.
  • 19 June 2020: Classes and examinations end.
  • 20 June 2020: Date students depart from Rome. Program is officially over.
All students will purchase their own plane ticket to Rome. Plan to arrive on May 17 and depart on June 20 or later.


Students take two classes, earning six credit hours, while studying Italian culture, history, art, and architecture through hands-on study approach. In addition to in-class and studio research Art in Rome offers rich experiences consisting of site visits, gallery and museum tours, day trips and overnight trips within Italy.
  • ARTS 3930 - Studio (3 credits)
  • ARTS 3940 - Art History (3 credits)
  • Elementary Italian course (Non-Credit)

Prerequisites are not required. Please talk to the Program Director if you have questions.


Program cost is estimated at $7,225. All costs are approximate and subject to change. 

Included: Course credit (instruction, use of classrooms and labs), orientation, city tours, welcome & farewell dinners, tickets to most major museums and palazzos, student card, internet access, emergency travel/health insurance, housing (two & three bedroom apartments), field trips and excursions inside and outside of Rome (including overnight stay in Florence).Not included: Airfare, transfers, meals, Auburn Abroad Fee both for AU and non-AU students ($691), passport cost (approximately $150), art supplies, personal expenses. For non-AU students, there is a non-included transient student application fee of $50.

Refund Policy: Review program fees and refund policy. Upon admission to this program, you will be responsible for payment of these fees. Refunds will be made based on the withdrawal and cancellation dates listed below.


   Payment Schedule:
  •    13 Feb 2020: First payment installment billed to eBill.
  •    06 March 2020: Due date for first payment installment. There will be no refund after this date.
  •    12 March 2020: Second payment installment billed to eBill.
  •    10 April 2020: Due date for second payment installment. There will be no refund after this date.

   Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after         the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.




Multiple occupancy rooms in single-sex student apartments with kitchenette, bathroom, washing machine, and general living area will be provided within individual apartments in Rome for the duration of the program. Generally, housing includes a capacity for four students in each apartment. All apartments come equipped with 24-internet access wi-fi and washing machine.

All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located near public transport routes to the University of Arkansas Rome Center and other attractions.


Students have full access to art studio and lecture room in the very center of the city (Centro Storico) in Palazzo Taverna - one of the oldest palazzos in Rome. This 13th-century palace located within walking distance of the Piazza Navona, the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, and the Roman Forum. Dante referred to the castle in his literary masterpiece "The Divine Comedy"! Also, our classroom is beside one of the most famous gelato parlors in Rome!



Rome, Italy

A living museum, Rome in its 2500 years long history contains some of the most significant cultural artifacts of Western civilization. From ancient, medieval, baroque to modern eras, its art and architecture are unmatched in its diversity and richness. Late spring /early summer makes it an ideal time for exploring the eternal city and its surrounding (including numerous ancient ruins, hilltop towns, and historic gardens). The program’s educational and cultural activities include visits to Pantheon, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Vatican, and the Sistine Chapel, the Uffizi, and Academia.  Planned are visits for many significant historic churches, museums, and piazzas containing significant works by Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Bernini, and other great Italian artists and architects.  


  • Orvieto, Umbria day trip
  • Florence, Toscana, overnight stay in hotel
  • Tivoli, day trip
  • Ninfa in Argo Pontino, day trip
  • Opportunities for independent travel on non-excursion weekends


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.


  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page.


This program is currently not accepting applications.