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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Mason applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Flat/Apartment Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Direct Enrollment
Language Courses Offered: Italian
Program Description:

American University of Rome

Italy, Summer 2018

AUR Rome Location
Located on the edge of central Rome, the American University of Rome (AUR) Summer School courses take advantage of their 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. 

Students can choose to do Session I, Session II, or both sessions, earning 6 credits per session. 

Summer Session 1: May 30 -July 1, 2017
Summer Session II: July 4 - August 3, 2017

2018 information will be available soon!

Eligibility

Mason undergraduate students only. Minimum 2.5 GPA.

Courses Available

Students will choose two courses per session (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.

*2018 courses will be updated as soon as they are available.

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.

Housing

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.

Optional Excursions

Students have the opportunity to participate in optional excursions operated by AUR. 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, 2017: Pompeii Weekend
  • June 16-18, 2017: Tuscan Weekend

Summer Session II

  • July 14-16, 2017: Tuscan Weekend
  • July 21-23, 2017: Capri, Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, and Pompeii Weekend
Contact the Program Officer for more information on these excursions.

*2018 excursions will be updated as soon as they are available.

Program Cost

$6,000 (Summer 2017)*

*Students may opt to stay for both sessions for an additional program fee of $6,000

Included:

  • Tuition for 6 credits
  • Housing in shared apartments with TV, computer, wireless internet, and kitchens
  • Pre-Departure Orientation and on-site orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Passport fees
  • Meals
  • Required textbooks and/or course materials
  • Personal spending
  • Optional excursions

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (application fee + deposit + final balance). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $200 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $1000 must be received by April 18, 2018 in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have the deposit deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Final Balance: The final balance payment is due by May 2, 2018. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus your paid application fee and deposit. Students who are using financial aid may have the payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid: Students who intend to use financial aid to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the deposit deadline. This form is available once you have started your application for this program in MasonAbroad.

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments and financial aid:
Payments

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadline:

March 12, 2018

 

Application requirements:*

Application fee: $200 for Mason students.

Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.

?Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.

Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the deposit deadline.

*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.

Application instructions:

GEO Program Officer

Name Mikaela Spencer
Email mspenc2@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2641
  Make an appointment
 

 



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/12/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/30/2018 07/01/2018
NOTE: Dates are estimated and will be updated once dates are provided by partner institution.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.