Rome Program

About the Rome Program

Enjoy an extended stay in Rome through the College of Design's Rome Program. Attend studio and lecture classes taught by ISU and visiting European faculty for Iowa State credit on a daily basis just like in Ames.

Although the Rome Program is composed mainly of undergraduates, graduate students are also welcome to participate. 

The fall and spring studio residency is augmented by a field trip component. Students will participate in field trips to other significant Italian and/or European cities and regions, combined with day trips within both the center and the extended periphery of Rome itself.

View the Rome Program promotional brochure.

Undergraduate students are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours, and graduate students are required to take a minimum of nine credit hours for the fall and spring semester programs.

Fall Semester (4 Months)

  • Fourth-year students in graphic design
  • Third-year students in interior design
  • Fourth-year students in integrated studio arts
  • Fourth-year students pursuing the BA

Spring Semester (4 Months)

  • Fourth-year architecture students
  • Fourth-year landscape architecture students
  • Fourth-year community and regional planning students

Summer Program (2 Months)

  • Industrial design students with minimum junior status at beginning of summer session