Big City, Made Smaller.

WHY THIS PROGRAM?

ROME WOW FACTORS

• SCIENCE: Offers hard to find courses
• HEART OF HISTORY: School in heart of Rome
• INTERNSHIPS: Get practical experience for credit

THE ATHENA TOUCH

What makes this Athena?
• SIZE: Personalized instruction in large city
• INSTRUCTORS: More than just teachers
• COURSES: Unique offerings

ACADEMICS

ACADEMICS in ROME

WHY WE PARTNER WITH LDM-ROME:

LdM-Rome is a great blend of big city, small school and cultural
immersion. The mission of this school is to give students quality academic experiences that will open their minds to new ways of thinking through their exposure to the city.

HISTORY:

Founded in 1973 in Florence, LdM has long been recognized as a top academic institution in Italy. In the mid 2000s, LdM expanded its locations, and with that, the Rome campus was born.

EXPERIENCE:

The program is enhanced with extra-curricular activities around the city of Rome.

COURSES

FEATURED PROGRAM: Summer Engineering

Earn Engineering Credit in the Eternal City

DETAILS

Courses have the following % breakdown:

COURSESGeneral % Offered

HUMANITIES

35%

SOCIAL SCIENCES

30%

STEM

20%

ARTS

10%

BUSINESS

5%

BARBARA ULINI

Overseas Advisor

Barbara was born in and lives in Rome. She has a BA in Languages and Translation, with majors in English and Spanish. She has lived in New York City, and she feels this experience helps her relate with the students, who are experiencing a new culture just as she did.

HIGHLIGHT: Internships

What better place is there to have an internship than Rome! Receive academic credit for an internship in Museum and Gallery Work, Sports Marketing, or Communication.

HIGHLIGHT: Sciences

If you’re studying sciences, you don’t have to stay home anymore! Our Rome campus has cutting edge math and science labs nestled above the old Roman streets.

COURSE QUESTIONS

Have any questions about the school or courses in Rome? Just ask!

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STUDENT LIFE

CULTURAL EVENTS & EXCURSIONS

Get the most out of Rome with Athena’s cultural activities! From the time you arrive and have a welcome lunch, to your farewell dinner, you will have every opportunity to sink your teeth into everything Rome offers. Here’s an example of activities throughout your semester:

• Traditional Italian folk dancing
• Tour of famous film studios
• Wine Tasting
• Musical events
• Lake Bracciano and the Odescalchi Castle
• Italian movie night
• Abruzzo National Park

HOUSING

• The program package includes housing in double-occupancy rooms in a shared apartment; single rooms and homestay options are available upon request for an additional fee (limited availability and cannot be guaranteed).
• Apartments are fully furnished & equipped, complete with a living area, 2 to 3 bedrooms, bathroom & kitchen. On average there is 1 bathroom for every 4 students.
• All of the apartments are easily accessible to the Metropolitana and other local public transportation. Apartments are no more than 15-30 minutes via walking or public transportation from the school.

FAQS

Will I be able to travel?

Yes!  If you are looking for independent travel, there will be open weekends/personal time that allow for travel.

Rome is centrally located in Italy, so you have easy access to other Italian destinations.  Plus, it is a major European hub that opens up the travel doors to other non-Italian destinations as well.

How many students are on the program?

A typical program will have anywhere from 8-30 students on the program.  This makes for an incredibly personal and high-quality study abroad experience, things we at Athena pride ourselves on.

What is the food like?

Delicious and fresh!  You can expect many traditional Italian dishes available like pastas and pizzas.  Plus, being in Rome, which is Italy’s largest city, you have access to many diverse restaurants.

Vegetarians: Athena’s resident vegetarian gives Rome an 8 out of 10 for being vegetarian friendly!

Can I request to room with my friend?

Yes!  You can certainly request who you would like to have as your roommate.  This is done after you are accepted into the program; you will note this in your housing request forms.

Do you provide flights?

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

BLOGS

Past students have shared their experiences through blogs. Check them out to get first-hand accounts of what life is really like!

SEE THE BLOGS

HEART OF ROME

Your school is located just a short walk from the iconic Spanish Steps.

I got to experience all the art I have studied for years...Everyday I was going
somewhere new and doing something new.

DEANNA FERRARA

University of California, Riverside

WHAT'S ROME REALLY LIKE?

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THE CITY

CITY HIGHLIGHTS

What’s Rome Like?

Have you ever been amazed, inspired and awed by something so much you thought your head might explode? It’s sort of like that. Yes, Rome has the history. The Colosseum, the Forum, the Vatican. But it’s not a museum, it’s living. The bustling city embraces these large monuments of history, and doesn’t tear them down. It’s everyday life in Rome to live amongst the history most can only read about in books.

While you wander through the open-air markets and outdoor cafés of the city’s wealth of piazzas, it becomes evident that Rome continues to make history, and you have the privilege to be part of it! Study abroad in Rome and you will observe, and become part of, its colorful mosaic of people, cultures, and nations.

CITY PERKS

You don’t even have to leave the city to start checking off that bucket list … St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel… Oh, and of course gelato.

WEATHER

  • LONG SUMMERS: Generally, summer lasts about 6 months, from May to October. In July and August, the weather is hot and humid with little rainfall.
  • MILD WINTERS: The average high temperature in January is about (55.2°F), but in hot periods it can be higher, while subzero lows are not uncommon. Snowfalls can occur in December, January and February. Between 1986 and 2010 snow fell four times, without significant traces on the ground.
  • WARMEST MONTH: The warmest month is July, with an average temperature range 64–87 °F.
  • COLDEST MONTH: The coldest month is January, with an average temperature range of 37–54 °F.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Every night at Rome’s Trevi Fountain, about 3,000 Euros are swept up from the bottom of the basin & donated to charity.

DID YOU KNOW?

Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was the one who introduced the modern 12 month calendar.

MORE INFO ON ROME

Curious to know more about Rome? Just ask!

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DATES & PRICES

SUMMER 2017

4 Week sessions in June & July

$4,590 - 1 Session, 1 Course | $5,790 - 1 Session, 2 Courses | $8,990 - 2 Sessions, 2 Courses | $10,990 - 2 Sessions, 4 Courses

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1, 2017 (June) | May 1, 2017 (July)
You will take 1-2 courses for 3 credits each
You can combine the sessions for a 8 week program

SUMMER 2017: ENGINEERING

6 Weeks | May 31, 2017 – July 13, 2017

$6,890

APPLICATION DEADLINES: April 1, 2017
You will take 2 courses for 6 credits
You can take 1 or 2 Engineering Courses

FALL 2017

August 29 - December 16

$14,990 $14,490 (With $500 Athena Grant)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017
You will take 5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

SPRING 2018

Late January - Mid May

Price TBA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2017
You will take 5 courses
Can combine with another session before or after your semester, with a $300 discount per added session

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • TUITION YES
  • ACCOMMODATION YES
  • EXCURSIONSYES
  • AIRPORT PICKUP ARRANGEMENTNOT
  • 24-HOUR EMERGENCY LINEYES
  • ONLINE ACCOUNT MANAGEMENTYES
  • HEALTH INSURANCEYES
  • OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT FROM LORENZO DE’MEDICIYES
  • CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITYYES
  • MEALSNOT
  • FLIGHT NOT

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After you click the apply button, you’ll be prompted to create an account and have access to your online account.  The simple layout provides you with an easy way to track and complete your application.

We have partnered with STA Travel, an incredible student-focused travel agency.  The good people there will be able to help all Athena students arrange flights overseas.

MORE INFO?

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TERMS

SEMESTER: Spring or Fall
SUMMER: 4 Weeks in June or July, or 8 Weeks for Both Terms

ELIGIBILITY

GPA: 2.8 or higher
GRADE LEVEL: Sophomore or higher

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