UM in Rome

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Join us in Rome!


The UM in Rome program provides students with a superb opportunity to study in one of Europe's oldest and most exciting cities. This special program is an academic collaboration between the University of Miami and the American University of Rome (AUR), providing you the opportunity to enroll as a full-time college student in the Fall by attending the University of Miami program based at AUR.

Students will enroll in 13-16 college credits in full-time non-degree seeking status and study alongside fellow University of Miami upperclassmen also at AUR participating in study abroad. UM in Rome students will be taking three pre-set courses:

  • Elementary Italian I for which no previous experience with the language is needed. Students will be registered for this course as if it were taken at UM, where this course is 3 credits. At AUR, this course is 4 credits.
  • History of Modern Italy (3 credits). Students will be registered for this course as if it were taken at UM.
  • Freshman Writing Workshop (3 credits). This course will come back to UM as transfer credit.

Students can select 1 or 2 additional courses from AUR’s course offerings, and these courses will come back as transfer credit. All courses will be taught by AUR professors. With the exception of Elementary Italian, all instruction is in English. Students will reside in university apartments arranged by AUR.

Next Steps

  1. Complete the UM in Rome essays by April 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
  2. Submit your $500 enrollment deposit for Spring 2018 admission on CaneLink by May 1, 2017.
  3. If selected to UM in Rome, you will need to submit an additional $250 deposit check. Instructions will be sent out to those who are selected into the UM in Rome program.
  4. If admitted into UM in Rome, students must attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation in Miami and will fly to/from Rome together as a group.

Important Dates

  • April 17, 2017: Short essays due by 11:59 p.m. EST
  • April 21, 2017: Notification of admission to the UM in Rome program posted in CaneLink by 11:59 p.m. EST
  • May 1, 2017: Enrollment deposit of $250 for the UM in Rome program due
  • May 1, 2017: Enrollment deposit of $500 for the Spring 2018 semester due
  • August 30, 2017: Arrival date in Rome
  • December 15, 2017: Departure date
Arrival/Departure Details:

Students participating in the UM in Rome program must arrive in Miami on Monday, August 28 by 4 p.m. There will be a welcome reception that evening, followed by a full-day orientation for students and parents on Tuesday, August 29 at UM. A UM administrator will accompany the student group on the flight from Miami to Rome on the evening of August 29. The official arrival date at AUR is August 30.

Cost of Attendance

The APPROXIMATE cost is yet to be determined for the 2018-2019 school year. 

This includes cost of tuition for the Fall semester (up to 16 credits), housing in Rome (4-6 students per apartment in the city, payable directly to AUR), permit of stay fee, and program fees. Please note this cost does not include meals.

Meals and student health insurance are to be paid for by the student. AUR does not have a meal plan option. All student apartments include kitchen facilities and cookware. On average a student can estimate spending $85 per week on groceries.

Visa and Passport

All students holding a non-European Union passport are required by law to obtain a student visa before departing from their home country. Without a valid student visa students cannot apply to obtain their Permit to Stay. Upon arrival in Rome, all students who are citizens of countries which are not European Union Members must obtain a permit to stay in Italy (Permesso di Soggiorno per Studio). This permit is issued by the local police authorities (Questura). AUR will provide relevant information and assistance to you upon arrival to secure your permit to stay.

More information on the visa and permit to stay can be found on the AUR website.

Health Insurance

Italian law requires all visiting students to obtain mandatory state emergency health coverage for the duration of their study in Italy.

More information on health insurance can be found here. Contact your insurance carrier for information on insurance abroad. AUR has recommended this insurance to students in the past, which is available to purchase online and meets the requirements of the permit to stay. Click here for more details.

More Information

Please note that no scholarships or financial assistance will be available. UM in Rome is a University of Miami program, but students will be considered AUR students for the Fall semester. More information on the University of Rome academic programs and living can be found at

For questions about the UM in Rome program, please contact:

Nina Y. Castro
Program Coordinator 
Study Abroad

Jess Driemeier
Assistant Director
Study Abroad

For questions about admission, please contact:

Carmen Pérez
Senior Associate Director
Office of Undergraduate Admission

Dana Warshauer
Associate Director
Office of Undergraduate Admission