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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process (with the exception of UT Faculty-directed programs & CGE Scholarship). Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
University of Arkansas Rome Center

Situated in the heart of the city, the University of Arkansas Rome Center is just minutes from the Vatican, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and other legendary sites in Rome. Students live in close proximity to the center, tracing the paths of ancient Romans and centuries of Christian pilgrims as the make their way to classes each day. Established in 1989, the U of A Rome Center has been a haven for architecture study.

The U of A Rome Center is conveniently located in one of the most important palaces in Rome – Palazzo Taverna. Not far from Piazza Navona, Palazzo Taverna first belonged to the Orsini Family, and in 1328 the site took the name of Mount Giordano, in tribute to Giordano Orsini a Roman Senator in 1341. The palace was referred to by Dante in his literary masterpiece The Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XVIII). In 1688, after five hundred years of uninterrupted ownership, Flavio Orsini, burdened by debts, was obliged to sell the property to the Gabrielli Family, a very old and noble Roman family. Since 1888, however, the Earls Taverna of Milan have owned the palazzo.

Today, the buildings in the Palazzo house many different activities from private residential apartments to banqueting halls, diplomatic residences and artist studios. Palazzo Taverna has a Baroque wing and an Empire wing -- each featuring frescoes from the turn of the 19th century by painter Coccetti. The U of A Rome Center is housed in the Empire wing of the Palazzo where the most important architects of the 20th century met to discuss their ideas.

Academic Credit

Students will register for courses at The University of Arkansas and receive 12-18 transfer credit hours for the program. Students will take an Architectural Design course worth 6 credits and can choose from the following courses to take as professional electives at the University of Arkansas Rome Center:

Course Available Number of Credits
Architectual Design 6
Architectual Studies: The Space Between 3
Art and Culture in Italy 3
History of Italian Design 3
Human Behavior and Physical Environment 3
Introduction to Historic Preservation 3
Neighbordhoods of Modern and Contemporary Rome 3
Rome's Heritage and Modern Times 3
Rome Sketchbook & Architecture of The City 3


Students parcipating on the University of Arkansas Rome Center program will receive a transcript from the University of Arkansas.

Program Housing

Students are housed in apartments which are located in traditional, well-established neighborhoods either within walking distance of the U of A Rome Center or conveniently located next to public transit routes for easy access to the Center. All apartments come fully furnished and include wifi internet access. Typical lodgings have double occupancy rooms with 4-6 students in each apartment.

Buenos Aires
Cape Town

To see photos and read more details about U of A housing in Rome, visit the Rome Center's Italian home page.

Cost Information

As a participant on the University of Arkansas Rome Center program, you will pay a program fee and tuition directly to the University of Arkansas. At UTK, you will be charged and pay a $175 study abroad administrative fee in my UTK, for the term you study abroad only.

For full costs and detailed inclusions lists, please see the University of Arksansas Rome Center costs website.

What's inlcuded in the University of Arkansas Program Fee:

  • Housing
  • Student health insurance
  • Study abroad fee with U of A
  • Site visits
  • On-site support

Financing Your Program

UTK and U of A offer advising and resources to assist you in financial planning for study abroad. Here are some important steps to get started on early:

  • Review your UTK financial aid and scholarships package and eligibility and speak with One Stop about using your awards toward study abroad.

  • Create a budget considering the University of Arkansas Program Fee, UTK Study Abroad Administrative Fee and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Read the UTK Funding Opportunities website for advice and scholarship suggestions.