Study Abroad in Italy!

Offered All Fall, Spring & Summer Terms

Surround yourself in all that Rome and Italy have to offer: antiquity, museums, art, food, and culture as you study and live in one of the oldest cities in Europe. The Warrington College of Business offers a semester-long study abroad program in Rome that allows students to take two online UF business courses, as well as two courses focusing on Italian language or culture. All University of Florida students are invited to participate in this program, as the credit earned will apply to the UF business degree, business minor, and general education requirements. Consideration will also be given to non-UF students who are enrolled in an SUS (State University System) institution.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City: Rome

Rome, the "eternal city", has been a capital of world culture for more than 2,000 years. It has a wealth of historic, artistic and religious sites that allow students to live and learn among a storied history. Etruscan tombs, imperial temples, early Christian churches, medieval bell towers, renaissance palaces, and baroque basilicas are around every corner. Rome was the center of the Renaissance and its greatest artist, Michelangelo has many of his finest works displayed in Rome. Rome is a city of discoveries and wonders and visitors are encouraged to walk through its many piazza's and parks. The program will be held on the Rome campus of St. John's University, a private and independent university.

The School: St John's University

The program will be held on the campus of St John's University, one of America's leading Catholic universities. The university is internationally known for the high quality of its professors. For the past 10 years, St. John's Rome campus has given students a uniquely international academic experience. The campus is centrally located in the heart of the city, in the Prati district, within walking distance of the historical center, major attractions such as Castel Sant' Angelo, the Vatican, Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona.

Program Dates

Fall 2015

  • August 24: UF online classes begin
  • August 25 – Students arrive in Rome
  • August 26-28 – SJU Orientation
  • August 31 – SJU classes begin
  • October 23 to November 1: SJU semester break
  • November 23: Last day to drop a UF course
  • December 9: UF classes end
  • December 12, 14-18: UF Final Exams
  • December 15-17: SJU Final Exams
  • December 17: Last day of SJU classes
  • December 19: Program ends - students must vacate residence by noon

Spring 2016

  • January 6: UF online classes begin
  • January 12: Students arrive in Rome
  • January 13-15: St. John's Univ. orientation
  • January 18: SJU classes begin
  • January 20: Last day to drop/add SJU courses
  • March 25- April 3: SJU semester break
  • April 8: Last day to withdraw from UF EP courses
  • April 20: UF classes end
  • April 25-29: UF final exams
  • May 5: Program ends - students must vacate residence by noon

Summer 2016

  • May 9: UF online business classes begin
  • May 27: Students arrive in Rome
  • May 28 - 29: SJU Orientation
  • May 30: SJU Session 1 classes begin
  • June 25 – July 3: Summer semester break
  • July 4: SJU Session 2 classes begin
  • July 29: Last day to withdraw from UF EP courses
  • August 7: UF classes end
  • August 6: Program ends - students vacate residence by noon

Program Eligibility

  • Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
  • Students are required to take two UF electronic platform courses during fall and spring semesters, but may take one during summers.
  • Students must have a laptop computer.

Program Benefits

  • Program offered during fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Study alongside your UF peers and the students at St. John's University
  • Take UF courses while experiencing an exciting new culture!
  • Participate in program scheduled cultural activities and excursions
  • Ease of applying Bright Futures and Florida Prepaid to program costs


Earn 14 Credit Hours

Choose 2 Online UF Business Courses (8 UF credits):

  • MAN 3025: Principles of Management
  • MAR 3023: Principles of Marketing
  • BUL 4310: Business Law
  • ENT 3003: Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • GEB 3373: International Business (fall and spring semesters ONLY)

MAN3025, MAR3023, GEB3373 and BUL4310 are required core business classes
MAN3025, MAR3023 fulfill Social Sciences Gen-Ed requirements
MAN3025, MAR3023, and BUL4310 fulfill business minor requirements
ENT3003 is required for the Entrepreneurship minor

Fall and Spring Programs - Two Courses

Choose 6 credits of the following options from St. John's University's curriculum:

  • Minimum 3 credits of Italian Language
  • Other course offerings may include:
    • International Business
    • International Relations
    • Survey of Art & Architecture
    • Intro to Cultural Anthropology
    • Government and Politics of Western Europe
    • Current Terrorist Movements
    • Italian Sketchbook (drawing)
    • World Religions

Summer Program - Two Courses from St. John's University's Curriculum

Courses are 3 transfer credits each.

Courses taught in one month segments: Summer 1 = June; Summer 2 = July. All students are required to take an Italian language course according to their skill level during Summer 1. Courses will be offered as follows:

  • Summer 1: month of June
    • Italian Language
      • Italian Level I
      • Italian Level II
      • Italian Level III
      • Intermediate Italian Conversation
    • Advanced Italian Conversation
  • Summer 2: month of July
    • Italian Language I
      • Italian Level II
      • Italian Level III
      • Advanced Italian Conversation
    • Survey of Art & Architecture
    • International Travel & Tourism - Italy

Estimated Program Fee

  • $12,392: Fall '15
  • $12,367: Spring '16
  • $10,090: Summer '16

Program cost includes tuition, fees, insurance, orientation, and housing while in Rome.

UF Students may apply Florida Bright Futures (excluding summer semesters), Prepaid, and other financial aid to the program cost. Non- Florida residents pay the same program fee as Florida residents.

Other Estimated Expenses:

  • Meals: $2000**
  • Books and Supplies: $350
  • Airfare: $1500
  • Entertainment/Leisure: $3000**

** Expenses vary depending on student preferences.


The currency in Italy is the Euro.


Students live in dormitories located above the classrooms of the Collegio Leoniano, St. John's University's Rome campus. The building is located minutes from the Lepanto metro stop and within walking distance of some of Rome's greatest architectural treasures. Walk 15 minutes southwest and you are standing in St. Peter's Square; 20-25 minutes and you are at Castel San Angelo. Facilities include: double or triple occupancy rooms; high-speed wireless internet; air-conditioned rooms; full-time bilingual residence life staff, including residence directors and assistants, landscaped courtyard, coin operated washer and dryers and 24-hr security along with key card entry to the building.

Outside the Classroom

While in Rome students are able to enjoy many activities around the city. Downtime is often spent discovering new favorite hangouts, trying new foods and visiting cultural sites. Some past favorites that students have enjoyed include:

  • The St. John’s welcome dinner where students share a dinner together to celebrate their arrival in Rome.
  • Walking tours through local neighborhoods, as well as Rome’s historical city center.
  • Spending the day shopping at Via del Corso, or indulging in the foodie scene at Campo di Fiori.
  • Trips outside of Rome to sites such as Pompeii, Sicily or Cinque Terre.

If you are ready to start exploring, check out the official city website.

Travel Opportunities

Travel from Rome to other Italian and European cities is easy and affordable.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: March 1

Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. Students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. Please note that the program operates on a first-come-first-serve basis and may reach full capacity prior to the application deadline.

Terms of Agreement

Students assume full responsibility for the cost of the program by the following dates:

  • Fall Terms: July 1
  • Spring Terms: November 1
  • Summer Term: April 1

Students on the participant list as of these dates become financially obligated. Only in extreme circumstances (e.g., serious personal injury, family emergency, etc.) will a student be allowed to petition to remove him/herself from the list of participants prior to the start of the program. Petitions will be reviewed by the Associate Dean of the School of Business.


To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 352.273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160

You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.