Study Abroad at Italian Art Institute in Rome! U.S. College Credit.

Study abroad in Italy! Spend a semester or summer abroad in Rome studying Italian language, art and culture at one of the best Italian Art and Language schools.

Art Institute in Rome offers courses in Fine Arts and allied subjects. Students can choose from different courses in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Economics, Political Science and Italian Language and Culture. All courses are taught in English, except for Italian Language courses.

All courses at Art Institute in Rome comply with the generally accepted standard of 15 contact hours (50 minutes/hour) of class time per credit hour.

Please note that prices in Euros listed on this website are for students from different countries who are not interested in credit transfer to American colleges and universities. For U.S. students interested in credit transfer, we offer special fixed prices in U.S. Dollars. Please contact us for more information.

To receive direct credit, you need to get approval from your own institution prior to beginning your studies. We are happy to provide any necessary information to help you do this. We are more than willing to provide your university with the course information such as: course syllabus, total hours taken, teacher evaluation, attendance report, curriculum covered, final exam with letter grade, etc., in order to grant academic credit for your course.

At the end of your studies we will also provide, upon request, a detailed transcript of your work for you to take back to your home institution.

For US credit-students please find below our registration guidelines:

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED for the application process:

- Application form signed and completed

- Copy of student's most recent transcript (via email or fax)

- Two letters of recommendation written by professors who know the student fairly well

- Student's essay (reason for choosing this program, experience abroad, future goals, reason for GPA)


The minimum GPA is 2.8. When the student's GPA is lower than 2.8, please e-mail complete materials (listed below) so that the Board of Directors can approve the admission.


The school does not discriminate against students with learning disabilities. We kindly ask you to send official documentation of the learning disability during the registration process, so that we can best accommodate the students. For certain types of learning disabilities, the student may qualify for an exemption from the mandatory Italian language class.


Lab fees, course materials and field trips are not included in the tuition costs. Students must check the list of extra costs, and the camera requirements for the photography courses (both attached). All Studio Art classes require students to buy their own materials, which can be bought on-site. We recommend that students consult the relevant course syllabus for a general idea of what is required for each class, though some details may change over time. Costs vary from term to term.


Students registering for an intermediate or advanced course, including Italian language, must choose the appropriate level by carefully checking the Academic Catalogue and Course Schedule for prerequisites. At the Institute, these students will take a placement test to confirm their level. Students are responsible for ensuring that their home institution will grant them credits for courses taken at the Institute. This includes alternative courses and any course changes resulting from placement test/level adjustments.

The Italian language placement test consists of a written exam, featuring progressively difficult questions. This is followed by a brief interview with a professor to evaluate the student's comprehension and speaking skills.


Students must provide alternative courses/sections to their first choices. If classes are full, cancelled or create a time conflict with one another, we automatically register the students in their alternative.

It is the students' responsibility to make sure they meet the prerequisites (if applicable) listed on the Course Schedule and on their official registration.

Art Institute has accepted thousands of US students to our school for over 30 years. The following universities accepted credit earned at the Art Institute:

  • Bentley University, MA
  • Berry College, GA
  • Broome Community College / State University of New York, NY
  • Bryn Mawr College, PA
  • Clemson University, SC
  • College of Staten Island of The City University of New York, NY
  • Columbia College Chicago, IL
  • European Heritage Institute, VA
  • Illinois State University, IL
  • Institute of Italian Studies (IIS), IA
  • Iowa State University, IA
  • Keene State College, NH
  • Lesley College at Lesley University, MA
  • Marist College, NY
  • Marymount University, VA
  • Molloy College, NY
  • North Carolina State University, NC
  • Suffolk University, MA
  • Tarleton State University, TX
  • The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, MA
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
  • University of the Pacific, CA
  • University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI
  • Wells College, NY

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Study Abroad Academic Offerings & Program Options In Italy:

We offer a broad spectrum of different program options for international students. From short-term options, such as one month Summer programs, to semester and academic year programs of study, students are certain to find a program that suits their specific needs, budgets and interests.

Art History
Film Studies
International Business

Italian Language
Political Science & International Studies
Painting & Drawing

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