Dates & Deadlines
- Application & Deposit Deadline: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
- Early Bird Deadline: Apply by Friday, October 28, 2022 & save $100!
- Balance of Program Fees Due: Friday, February 3, 2023
- Tuition Due: Check your campus’s calendar
- Program Dates: March 31 – May 26, 2023
Contact your WCCCSA Campus Coordinator for more information about spending the spring in Rome.
About the Program
Rome, Italy! More details to come, stay tuned!
Campus & Classrooms
Classes will be held at the AIFS Student Center, which is centrally located and a short walk from the student apartments. The school is located in the city center, just steps from the Vatican.
Wi-fi is available throughout the Study Center; students and faculty also have access to computers and a printer, projector, white boards, etc.
Students will stay in self-catered apartments in a central location near the Vatican. Typically, each two-to-three-bedroom apartment is shared by four-to-six WCCCSA students on a twin-bedded basis. Students will have a shared kitchen and living space. Bed linen and wireless internet are provided. Apartments are within a short 10-20 minute walk of the AIFS Student Center.
An unlimited three-month public transportation pass is provided for all students on this program. The pass is good for the metro, bus, train, and trams within the central zone of Rome. Students are responsible for ground transportation from the airport in Rome to their apartments (instructions will be provided).
Faculty & Courses
Courses and faculty information is still to be determined. Students register for three five-credit courses at their home campus.
Italian Life and Culture Course (5-credits)
Taught by local qualified guest lecturers focusing on historical, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Rome and Italy. Local faculty will assign work and grades for the course.
TBD Course (5 credits)
TBD Course (5 credits)
This is an academic program and students are required to enroll in a full-time course load (15 credits). Failure to participate in the academic coursework may result in dismissal from the program. Students are encouraged to make the most of their classroom learning as it will enhance understanding of all the local area has to offer.
Included in the program students will have:
- Reserved entrances to the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Colosseum, and the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica with the services of professional, English-speaking guides.
- A half-day excursion to Tivoli including round-trip private transportation, entrance to Hadrian’s Villa and the services of a professional, English-speaking guide.
- A program of free and subsidized cultural activities including activities such as walking tours, opera tickets, a sporting event, museum visits, and cooking and wine appreciation classes.
- Optional 3-day weekend excursion to Sorrento and Pompeii for an extra cost.
Use free weekends to travel in Italy and to Europe’s great cities including London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Paris.
- Accommodation in a shared, self-catered apartment (centrally located)
- 24-hour on-call service in Rome for duration of program
- Pre-departure orientation and onsite orientation
- Travel Pass for unlimited travel on buses, trains, and metro in central Rome
- Welcome meal
- Comprehensive Health Insurance
- A dedicated AIFS Program Coordinator to ensure smooth program experience
- Free internet access and printing facilities in AIFS Student Center
- Round-trip airfare and in-country transfers
- College tuition & fees for 15 credits
- Course books/materials
- Passport & visa fees, if applicable
- Meals not mentioned above
- Personal expenses
- Additional excursions and fieldtrips to those listed
- Anything not specified as included in the program
- Optional personal effects coverage and medical insurance upgrade
WCCCSA Rome participants are all eligible to apply for the $1,000 WCCCSA scholarship. Applications are due on or before January 4, 2023.
Pre-Departure Orientation (mandatory)
When: On a Saturday ~1 month prior to departure
What to bring to Orientation:
- Signed copy of the Student Guidelines
- Four passport photos
- Copy of your passport
- Flight itineraries for students not on the group flight
- Notepad and pen to take notes
- And questions
You should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever you feel should attend with you. Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be included. The faculty will be available to discuss their courses and expectations.