Rome Program

Spring 2016 Calendar

Official Program Dates

Program dates for 2016 are listed below.  Do not purchase airline tickets until you have applied at ISUAbroad and you have been accepted to participate in this program.

Thursday, Jan. 7: Arrive in Rome

Program participants book their own airline tickets. If you are traveling directly from the US, flights depart on Jan. 6 to arrive in Rome on Jan. 7 (overnight flight). Although it is recommended that you arrive on the morning of Jan. 7, you must plan to schedule flights with an arrival time in Rome of no later than 2:00 p.m. so you have sufficient time to claim your luggage and travel from the airport to the city center for housing check in by 5:00 p.m. Do not plan to arrive on Jan. 6 because it is a major holiday in Rome.

You may travel independently before the program starts, but you must report to program housing for check in on Jan. 7 by 5:00 p.m. You must plan to visit any non-Schengen Zone countries, such as the UK and Ireland, prior to Jan. 7 or after the program ends on May 5. View a list of Schengen Zone countries 

Required housing and studio orientations will be held over the following days before classes start, so you should plan to stay in Rome after arrival.  A day-by-day schedule will be provided during fall 2015.

Monday, Jan. 11: Classes begin.

Monday-Friday, March 14-18: Spring break; classes recessed.

Thursday, May 5: Departures from Rome can begin.

Additional field trip dates during the semester will be announced later in fall 2015. Please do not book weekend trips until the confirmed field trip dates are announced.

Confirmed Housing Dates
First night in housing: Thursday, Jan. 7
Last night in housing: Wednesday, May 4

If you wish to arrive before Jan. 7 or depart later than the morning of May 5 you are responsible for your own accommodations.