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RILA offers interdisciplinary courses for students interested in classics, humanities, philosophy and art history. Excursions led by art historians and classicists, coupled with seminar-style discussions, allow students to deepen their understanding of Italy's artistic and cultural heritage.

Students may choose from a comprehensive set of courses tailored to the Roman context. The sequence is carefully designed to expose students to influential works of literature, philosophy, art and architecture from the periods in which Rome was most relevant; namely, antiquity, the middle ages, and the early modern period.


Area(s) of Study

  • Ancient History And Classical
  • English
  • Greek
  • Italian Civilization
  • Art History
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Latin
  • Classical Civilization
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Core Texts And Ideas
  • Government
  • Italian
  • Religious Studies

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Academic Information

Classes are structured as seminars, discussion-based classes that meet in small groups led by a faculty member. The setting allows for a deeper inspection of the texts and issues studied, as well as a high level of student participation.


RILA's faculty and advisory committee combines professors from the very best American universities and college core text programs with important Italian art historians and cultural managers.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Students will be accommodated in double, triple or quadruple rooms in shared apartments. The apartments are situated in a neighborhood close to the city's historic center. All apartments are fully furnished, including linens, towels and kitchen utensils. Most apartments also offer a washing machine (but no dryer).

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay RILA's program fee, plus the $75 UT application fee and $600 Affiliated Studies fee. Summer housing fee is 1470 euros; its dollar value depends on the exchange rate.


- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 13, 2023 to July 22, 2023
  • Instructional: June 13, 2023 to July 22, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: February 1, 2023
  • Final Deadline: February 12, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Ellen Birch

Additional Resources

Program Website

Next Step

(1) View Explore Education Abroad 101 and Ready to Apply videos. (2) Review the provider website for program details, academic offerings, costs, application requirements, and deadlines. (3) Apply to RILA, list Ellen Birch as an advisor (4) Apply to UT. See the Affiliate How to Apply webpage for details.

Program information above is subject to change