American University of Rome Summer School
Located on the edge of central Rome, American University of Rome (AUR) Summer School courses take advantage of location with expert international faculty holding classes throughout the city, guiding students through the wonders of Rome. Imagine learning to sketch in front of the Trevi Fountain. Or exploring the ethical dilemmas in trying to preserve the archaeological layers of Roman history while addressing the needs of economic development. The optional weekend excursions operated by AUR to the Naples/Pompeii area and the Tuscany region offer students the opportunity to see some of the beautiful Italian landscape and a variety of Italian life. Apply early to guarantee your spot. Students can choose to do Session I, Session II or both sessions, earning 6 credits per session.
- Session I: May 30-July 1, 2017
- Session II: July 4- August 3, 2017
This program is open to all George Mason University undergraduate students.
Choosing Courses Abroad
This program does not have pre-approved classes. It is your responsibility to select courses and get them approved for transfer credit. To facilitate this process, you will complete the Petition for Transfer of Credit (PTC) Form. You will have access to the PTC form when you open an application.
You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.
Students will choose two courses (for a total of 6 transfer credits) from those offered by the American University of Rome. Students may attend Summer Session 1
, Summer Session II
, or both.
Students may elect for The American University of Rome to arrange housing on their behalf or may choose to make their own housing arrangements. Students electing university-facilitated housing are placed in furnished apartments in areas surrounding the university campus.
Students have the opportunity to participate in optional excursions operated by AR. Each excursion is available for an additional fee of 270 euros, paid directly to AUR. The excursions for Summer 2017 are:
- Summer Session I
- June 9-11: Pompeii Weekend
- June 16-18: Tuscan Weekend
- Summer Session II
- July 14-16: Tuscan Weekend
- July 21-23: Capri, Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, and Pompeii Weekend
Contact the Program Officer for more information on these excursions.
Program Cost (Summer 2017): $6,000*
*Students may opt to stay for both sessions for an additional program fee of $6,000.
- Tuition (6 credits)
- Housing in shared apartments with TV, computer, wireless internet, and kitchens
- Pre-Departure Orientation and on-site orientation
- International Emergency Insurance
- Round-trip airfare
- Other transportation
- Personal spending
- Optional excursions