The Department of French and Italian

Rome Study Program - Summer 2020 in Rome, Italy - June 1-July 8

The Rome Study Program is an intensive language and culture program open to all registered undergraduate and graduate students of UT-Austin and to students in good standing from other universities who register at UT-Austin for the summer session. Italian families host students providing an in-depth experience of Italian lifestyle and language.

The program dates are May 29-July 8, 2020.

The Rome Study Program gives students of all majors the opportunity to study seven weeks in Rome and earn from 3 to 6 credit hours; UT faculty of the French and Italian Department teaches courses. Classes will be held in a centrally located school near the Vatican City. 

The program will sponsor class visits of Italian writers and filmmakers. In Rome, Italian art historians and archeologists will accompany students to the most prominent historical and artistic sites of Ancient, Baroque, and modern Rome.  Students can visit some of the most beautiful Italian sites on weekends. Some field trips are included in the cost (Hadrian Villa and Villa d’Este in Tivoli; Anguillara and Bracciano); others are optional (Matera; Florence; Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Naples, Castellabate). 

After completing intensive first-year Italian - ITL 601C and ITL 611 C - students can take their first upper-division course in Rome, ITL 320-Advanced Italian (not offered at the UT campus during the summer) that will allow them to continue studying Italian at the upper-division level in the fall. Students can also enroll in the course taught in English, ITC 330-Rome Sets the Stage: Historical and Social Changes in Italy, for which there is no prerequisite, and learn how to appreciate and understand Italian history through theater, documentary films, works of imaginative prose, poetry, and art, with a focus specifically on Rome and its social and cultural significance. Students interested in the program who are taking a sequence of courses different from the one above mentioned, should contact the Program Director: Antonella Del Fattore-Olson, Distinguished Senior Lecturer (


ITL 320- Advanced Italian (Francesca Beretta)
ITC 330- Rome Sets the Stage: Historical and Social Changes in Italy (Antonella D. Olson) ITL 365- Conference course in Italian 

The deadline to receive the program's application is Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. Students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. 

All meetings will take place in the Departmental Lounge (HRH 2.118):

Fall 2019 Meetings:

First Meeting: Tuesday, November 19th, 4:00-5:00pm

Spring 2020 Meetings and Payments:

Second Meeting: Monday, February 10th, 4:30pm

Third Meeting: Monday, March 23rd, 4:30pm

Fourth MeetingOrientation Session- Tuesday, May 12th, 2:00pm. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory. Students' families are welcome. 


First payment: $500 non-refundable deposit - due Thursday, February 13th

Second payment: $1,900 - due Monday, March 23rd

Third payment: $1,900 - due Monday, April 20th


Learn more about the program: Rome Study Program website

Rome Study Program Blog:

See photos and students' comments: Rome Study Program Facebook   

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  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800