Classic study abroad experience with independent travel
June 25 - July 27, 2024
European Study Center
Students who prefer the classic study abroad experience
3-day weekends for independent travel
Students who want a culinary experience unlike any other
Three or six hours of academic course credit taught by engaging faculty
Professional (PRO) track experience option in lieu of one academic course
3-day weekends to explore Europe
Weekly activities such as cooking classes, dinner at vineyards and garden picnics
Cultural tours like city tours and guided tours of the Colosseum
Live and learn in the heart of Italy during this five-week study abroad program. Earn three to six credits and enjoy three-day weekends to explore Italy and Europe. You will live within walking distance of the Vatican, take classes from experienced faculty and explore all that the Eternal City has to offer. This program brings students from all over the U.S. to Italy for a 5-week study center experience through Oglethorpe University. With a focus on independent travel, cultural excursions and unique opportunities to connect with your program group, your summer in Rome will be unforgettable. Our staff will show you the world-famous piazzas, introduce you to our favorite Italian dishes and be sure you make the most of your time abroad.
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Do not miss your chance to travel during college. Join us on an adventure to discover yourself, connect with friends and come alive this summer!
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Weekend Travel & Adventures
During the middle three weeks of the program, you will have three-day weekends to explore Rome or adventure outside of your program city. The GO Rome staff will hold office hours throughout the program to support students and plan safe, exciting weekend excursions. You can take advantage of our expertise to plan your weekend in one of our favorite cities like Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre or the Amalfi Coast. No matter how you decide to spend your weekends, we will support you with our expert advice and ensure you find your travel squad.
GO Barcelona courses are developed in the context of Spain’s rich cultural history. Classes are available in business, culture, communications and art history. Students with Spanish majors or minors can even opt-in to Spanish-language instruction and receive Spanish credit for select culture classes. Our distinguished professors are experienced in leading students in international settings and incorporate local culture into the classroom whether it is through cultural site and museum visits, readings by Spanish authors or by providing local context to the topics discussed. Smaller class sizes mean there is ample opportunity for you to engage with your professor and fellow students to fully embrace the curriculum. Classes meet Monday-Thursday most weeks which will provide you the opportunity to travel on your 3-day weekends.
Community Building & Engagement
Our engagement model is the reason the GO programs are different from other study abroad programs. Our team consists of a program director, faculty members and peer leaders who will support you and create fun and unique opportunities to connect with your program group. In past summers, we have hosted a variety of optional activities from cooking classes to perfect our favorite Italian dishes to gelato tastings. Students have told us they’ve connected with new best friends and future bridesmaids during these optional activities designed to bring the program together!
Professional Experience Option
In addition to an enriching academic experience, GO Rome students have the opportunity to enhance their professional development skills and gain valuable, real-world experience through our innovative partnership with Nexgen Careers. Instead of taking two courses on the program, you take one class and in place of your second course, you will participate in the professional development program focusing on career design and real-world consulting projects for international organizations. Combine the best of both worlds with challenging academics and resume-building professional experience on GO Rome!