Semester Study at Italian Universities or Emory approved programs

Semester Study in Roma, Milano, and Arezzo

1. The I.E.S. Roma full immersion program offers a challenging work and study opportunity in Italian work places and at Italian university along with the chance to complete the immersion by living with an Italian family. This option is reserved for Italian Studies majors or minors.

2. For culturally motivated students who have little Italian language knowledge, Emory offers the I.E.S. in Roma program. This is an appropriate for students interested in studying the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and religion but prefer to do so in English. A newly reorganized program, located on the Tiber River in the heart of downtown Rome, Italian home stay opportunities, as well as internship opportunities, make the I.ES. Roma program a highly recommended authentic study opportunity in Italy.

3. The I.E.S. Milan program is the only semester program not having a one semester language pre-requirement. I.E.S. programs in both Roma and Milano are highly recommended for their pedagogically serious language courses as well as authentic immersion into Italian academic realities. Students may integrate a course or two from the famous Milanese universities of La Cattolica and Bocconi. The Milano program in particular is our second most effective full-immersion program and is highly recommended for students serious about learning the language but still needing to transfer college courses in English. Students make take courses in the social sciences, business, humanities, performance music and music, and fine arts.

Both I.E.S. programs are highly recommended for Italian Studies majors and minors.

4. The semester program at John Cabot University in Rome offers the opportunity for students with little knowledge of Italian language and culture to experience a semester in Rome while pursuing their undergraduate education in a fully recognized, four year American-style university.  Pre-requirement: one semester of college level Italian.

NB: As of Fall 2006, only courses taken on Italian Studies semester/summer programs in Italy may apply towards major or minor credit. No credit is granted for non-Italian Studies programs.  Please contact program director with any questions.


For further information regarding Italian Studies programs in Italy, please visit the OISP site. The Office for International and Summer Programs (OISP) is dedicated to fulfilling Emory College's commitment to internationalization through study abroad. In collaboration with Emory faculty, OISP develops, promotes, and administers programming for undergraduate students that encourages both intellectual and personal growth through challenging scholarship and cultural immersion. Its services support students and faculty before, during, and after the study abroad experience in order to ensure that study abroad is an essential part of an Emory College education.

Faculty Contact
Dr. Judy Raggi Moore
Emory University
Callaway Center