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Study Abroad in Rome

Students declaring a major or minor in Italian are encouraged to study abroad. Temple has its own campus in Rome, Italy, which offers courses in a variety of fields including language, art, architecture and international business. While previous Italian studies are not a requirement for program participation, we recommend you begin language study before traveling to Rome.

To help you take full advantage of your time abroad, Temple University’s Main Campus Italian program offers courses in beginner, intermediate and advanced Italian every semester. We highly encourage our participants to register for these courses before departing for Rome, because, in addition to familiarizing students with the country’s history and culture, studying the language of the host country provides students with the necessary skills required for communication.

Your journey of global awareness begins in Philadelphia but should not end in Rome. Upon returning, it’s recommended that students continue practicing their language skills by furthering their studies through the Italian program so that they may take full advantage of the Temple Rome experience.

Studying at Temple Rome already places students on a track to completing a BA, Minor in Italian Studies.

Planning to study at Temple Rome? Have already studied at Temple Rome? Some of the course you take there might count toward a degree in Italian Studies. Upper level courses focusing on Italy in the fields of Sociology, Anthropology, Art History, Political Science among others may count upon approval of the Italian Program Adviser. For more information? Email Professor Cristina Gragnani at

  • Application Deadline: February 15 


Italian advanced students volunteer their time to help their peers enrolled in elementary Italian language courses. Tutors gain teaching experience, under the guidance of Italian full-time faculty members.


Experiential learning opportunities like internships are crucial to a well-rounded liberal arts education. Learn about Italian internship opportunities.

Awards and Scholarships

The department offers Marthe Lavallée-Williams Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants ranging from $2,000-$8,000 to College of Liberal Artsundergraduate students in good academic standing. Assorted awards support language study in Italy for one semester, one academic year or one summer.

Scholarships available outside of the department are offered through organizations such as the Coccia Foundation, National Italian-American Foundation and Filitalia. Fulbright Scholarships are also available through the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For a complete list of departmental and college-level awards and scholarships you may be eligible for, please visit the College of Liberal Arts Awards and Scholarships page.