Approximate Program Fee
The Program Fee includes tuition and program expenses. Click on Program Fee for details.
International airfare, meals, and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee and are the responsibility of the participant.
This program is open to all George Mason University students with a 2.5 overall GPA.
6 semester transfer credits are offered in a variety of disciplines in which to choose from.
Furnished student apartments in Roman neighborhoods
Optional weekend in Pompeii and/or Tuscany offered by the American University of Rome
Marie alice Arnold via email or by calling 703.993.2167 or toll free at 866.468.1243. The toll free number does not accept calls from the 703 or 571 area code.
Study abroad at the American University of Rome this summer!
Rome, Italy, aka The Eternal City, offers something for everyone. Whether it's perusing clothes at the Porta Portese market on a Sunday morning, taking a walking tour of the famous Colosseum, or simply pausing for a mind-blowing view of the city from the Spanish Steps, there will be plenty for you to enjoy while you study in Rome and earn credit toward your degree!
Earn 6 transfer credits per session by CHOOSING TWO classes from those offered by the American University of Rome. Potential course offerings include courses in:
Art History, Cinema, Classics, Communications, Drawing, Economics, English, History, Italian language, Management, Marketing, Painting, Political Science
Courses take advantage of location with expert international faculty holding classes throughout the city, guiding students through the wonders of Rome. Imagine learning to sketch in front of the Trevi Fountain. Or exploring the ethical dilemmas in trying to preserve the archeological layers of Roman history while addressing the needs of economic development. Program participants should take into consideration for cost of entry fees when scheduling their courses. Books are not included in the program fee.
"Approaching the Duomo" from Summer 2010 Rome Program Participant Kathryn While on an Excursion to Florence
The optional weekend excursions offered by the American University of Rome to the Naples/Pompeii area and the Tuscany region offer students the opportunity to see some of the beautiful Italian landscape and a variety of Italian life. Apply early to guarantee your spot.
You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Rome for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Rome for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.
Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.
Program Fee$5,550 per session
The Center for Global Education Program Fee includes:
- Housing in shared apartments with TV, computer, wireless internet, and kitchens with utensils for cooking and dining in
- Pre-departure and on-site orientation
- Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation
Scholarships are available to George Mason students. George Mason students can click here to download the CGE Global Perspectives scholarship application. Mason students may also use financial aid to cover a program's cost. Discuss this with your financial aid counselor early in your study abroad planning process. If you are not a George Mason University student, check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.
Note that all supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact the Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.
*CGE reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances.