Undergraduate Study Abroad

Summer Travel Study Program in Rome, Italy

Rome is the ideal place to understand Italy’s rich traditions and cultural diversity. Not only was it the seat of the ancient empire, boasting an extraordinary history well before the advent of Julius Caesar; it is also the home of the Vatican and the capital of present-day Italy. As such, it has played a unique role in the emergence of modern Europe and offers an unparalleled wealth of artistic monuments and historical splendors ranging from the Classical period through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque, to the Modern. Located in the center of the country, Rome is an ideal spot from which to travel to other parts of Italy. Naples and Florence are accessible within two hours by train, and Venice and Milan within four.

While Italian 1 will be conducted entirely in Italian, Italian 42A and 191 will be taught in English. All students with interests in the topics of these courses are welcome in the program, regardless of their major or minor (or home campus).  We seek a diverse group, with a broad range of backgrounds, for the course. The program is best suited for sophomores and juniors, but seniors who need summer credits in order to complete their graduation requirements are also most welcome to the program. For further information visit: https://ieo.ucla.edu/travelstudy/italian-rome/

University of California Education Abroad Program 

In addition to the offerings from the Department of Italian, UCLA boasts direct connections with Italy and opportunities for smoothly integrating study there into an American degree program.  Students are encouraged to spend up to one year in Italy on an American education abroad program or in an Italian university. The Education Abroad Program of UCLA places students regularly in one of a number of the finest Italian universities. Students have the opportunities to explore the resources provided by Italy’s two oldest universities, Padua and Bologna; to pursue study in the fine arts and architecture through Florence and Venice; and to study business through Milano’s Bocconi.  After being accepted, students consult with the Undergraduate Advisor on what courses to take abroad, and then obtain UCLA transfer credit upon return.

For more information, visit the UCEAP website.