Summer Study Abroad in Italy

University studies students can experience the cultural richness and architecture of Italy during our summer II semester program. You’ll take elective courses from a variety of disciplines while using the backdrop of Rome, Italy, as your textbook.

More details are available in the Education Abroad Portal

About the Program

Our multidisciplinary program offers a holistic education in the field of architecture. You’ll choose from courses in design communication and philosophy to complement your degree — all while visiting beautiful Italian cities and countryside. 

Areas of Emphasis

  • Exploring urban and rural Italian cultural sites
  • Supplemental courses in design and humanities 
  • Cultural immersion

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All students are required to take a total of 6-credit hours to participate in this program. Courses will transfer credit and grades will not impact your GPA, but they will be used for the 6 hours of education abroad courses required in the university studies – global arts, planning, design and construction concentration.

  • CARC 311 — Field of Studies in Design Communications | 3 credits
  • CARC 331 — Field Studies in Design Philosophy | 3 credits

FAQ about Summer Study Abroad

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Open to University Studies — Architecture students ONLY
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must attend ALL program-specific pre-departure orientations  
  • Must be enrolled in CARC 481 for Spring 2021
How do I enroll in a study abroad semester?

Start your study abroad journey in the education abroad portal.

Does this satisfy the School of Architecture’s semester away requirement?

Yes, for university studies students only.

How long is the program?

The study abroad program in Italy spans 5 weeks.

Will this delay my degree plan?

No. The program allows you to complete the same coursework offered at the Texas A&M campus. Because you’ll be earning college credit over the summer, you’ll actually be getting ahead!

How much does it cost?

Read about program costs and funding in the education abroad portal.

What will I do during my study abroad semester?

The program is centered on living in Rome, Italy. You’ll complete courses in design, planning and construction, as well as visit notable sites throughout the region during your stay including Florence and Venice. 

Are there COVID-19 travelling restrictions?

As of October 29, there are delays in passport processing due to COVID-19. Students should apply for their passport at least three months in advance to allow for adequate processing time. Students are required to be completely vaccinated to participate in the program.