Travel with Temple Pre-College to Rome

Pre-College Study Abroad: Rome is an exciting 10-day program that invites students entering grades 10, 11, or 12 to travel to Rome, Italy to experience what life would be like as an undergraduate student at Temple University Rome. 

Home to one of the oldest and most prestigious US university programs in Italy, Temple University Rome prepares students to become global citizens by equipping them with enhanced cross-cultural, linguistic, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

Through this unique 10-day program, you will learn from Temple Rome faculty as a member of a small group of American and international students, using Rome itself as your classroom. You'll explore Italy's past, present, and future through interdisciplinary, hands-on lessons and activities and discover why Rome is known as the Eternal City.

This program allows you to survey multiple topics, with workshops that change each day. Topics may include Italian history, Italian art and architecture, Italian language, Roman mythology, the Mafia in modern Italy, photography, environmental sustainability, food culture, and international business. Workshops (with the exception of Italian language) are taught in English by multi-lingual Temple Rome professors.

Trip Dates

Trip Schedule

Sunday, June 16

Departure from Philadelphia, PA

Monday, June 17

Arrival in Rome. Orientation Day.

Tuesday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 26

On-site workshops and day trips

Thursday, June 27

Departure from Rome. Arrival in Philadelphia.

Travel Information

Students will live in Rome for the duration of the program, however will have ample opportunities for day trips to places like Pompeii, Tivoli Gardens, and Ostia Antica.  The final schedule will be presented to the students in a pre-departure orientation.

Admissions Requirements, Cost, and Deadlines

You must generally have a 3.0 GPA or better to be considered for this program. You must also be under 18 years old at the time of travel in June 2024. To get started, complete the free online application. You will also be asked to participate in an online interview.

Partial scholarships are available and based on grades, background, and your interview. To be considered for a scholarship, indicate that you want to be considered by responding "yes" to the scholarship question on the application. Local (Roman-based students) can participate at a reduced price if they spend the duration of the workshop living at home and participating in day activities only.

Applications are accepted through March 15, 2024. Please review this additional information about costs, aid, and deadlines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Program Information