Sign with Rome landmarks

rome, Italy

Semester/Year study abroad Program

Program Services


Residence entrancePre-Departure and Orientation Programs


Passports, Visas and Travel

Health Insurance and Emergency Service








Pre-departure preparations

Once accepted, we provide you with detailed materials designed to guide you in preparing for your time in Italy.  Pre-departure materials include:

  • Course registration materials
  • Passport information and visa application instructions
  • Travel and arrival information
  • Insurance information
  • Health and safety information
  • Housing information
  • Billing information with confirmedtuition, program fees, and payment policies
  • Cultural information

Pre-departure orientation

A pre-departure orientation program is conducted in Philadelphia by program administrators and former Rome students and faculty. An online version of the orientation is available for students who do not live in the Philadelphia area.

On-site orientation

Upon arrival in Rome, you willparticipate in a week-long orientation program designed to introduce you to the Temple Rome program, Rome and Italy.  The on-site orientation includes:

  • Welcome pizza social
  • Introductions to the faculty, staff and resources at Temple Rome
  • Cultural session about living in Rome
  • Rome walking tour
  • Day-long excursion to the Umbrian countryside
  • Optional cell phone rental set-up
  • Post-arrival visa-related procedures
  • Homestay orientation (if applicable)




You may choose to live in an apartment or, if you have studied Italian, you may choose our homestay option. Although most students take advantage of program-arranged housing, you are also permitted to make your own housing arrangements.

Housing in Rome is guaranteed for all program participants who submit the housing form and a $200 non-refundable housing deposit on time. More details are provided upon acceptance to the program.




Since a visa is required for semester study in Italy, we provide detailed visa application instructions once you are accepted and assist with the visa application process. To apply for a visa, you will have to submit your passport as well as supporting documents soon after the program application deadline, so be sure to have a valid passport (valid for a minimum of three months beyond the end of your stay in Italy) within two weeks of program acceptance. For more information about obtaining or renewing a U.S. passport, please visit:




All program participants will have international health insurance coverage through HTH Worldwide.  Education Abroad will obtain the insurance on your behalf, and the cost will appear on your program bill.  While all program participants will have coverage from HTH Worldwide, be sure to maintain your U.S. health insurance coverage for your time abroad.  More detailed insurance information is provided to accepted students.

In the event of an emergency overseas, all students on a Temple University study abroad program also have access to 24-hour assistance through International SOS. International SOS services help students with travel and security information when away from home.