Hillside drawing excursion

ROME, Italy

Semester/Year STUDY ABROAD Program

Temple University Rome Overview


Villa CaproniAcademics




Housing Options




Read what students are up to in Rome on the official Temple Rome blog.


  • Semester or academic year study designed primarily for third-year

  • Four academic program tracks:

    -Architecture/Landscape Architecture
    -International Business
    -Liberal Arts and Italian Studies
    -Visual Arts [In addition to the undergraduate program, coursework is also available for Temple University Tyler School of Art students at the master’s level.]

  • Courses are taught by faculty from Italy and other European countries, in addition to faculty from Temple University’s Main Campus in Philadelphia.

  • Course field trips acquaint students with the sights, artworks, monuments and festivals of Italy.

  • Credit-bearing internships are available.
  • Semester course load is 4-5 courses for 12-17 credits total.



  • Week-long orientation in Rome
  • Special events include lectures, art exhibitions, and film screenings
  • Guest critics and speakers supplement the academic program

  • Organized cultural outings

  • Volunteer opportunities in Rome

Language of instruction

Except for courses in Italian language and literature, all instruction is in English.

Although Italian-language background is not required for acceptance into the Temple Rome program, students are urged to enroll in Italian language courses prior to the start of the program to ease the transition to Italian culture and enhance the overall experience. Students with no previous instruction in the Italian language are required to enroll in beginning Italian during their first semester in Rome.



Temple Rome is housed in the Villa Caproni, a handsome building facing the Tiber River in the heart of Rome. Just north of Piazza del Popolo and within short walking distance of the Spanish Steps and the Borghese Gardens, the Villa Caproni is convenient to living accommodations, shops and historical sites.


Housing Options


  • Program-arranged apartments

  • Program-arranged homestays for students with prior study of the Italian language

  • Independent housing

For more information about housing visit the Program Services section.




  • Classrooms equipped with smart technology

  • Computer lab and wireless internet system

  • Professional visual arts and architecture studios

  • Art gallery

  • Newly expanded and renovated classrooms, studios and student lounges

  • One of Rome’s largest English-language libraries containing 16,000 volumes, a film collection, periodicals, and access to the electronic resources and online catalogs of Temple Libraries collections

  • Administrative offices

To view photos, visit the Temple Rome Photo Gallery.



Fall: early September through mid-December

Spring: early January through late April