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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:


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The College of Design's Department of Architecture and the University of Roma Tre's Department of Architecture participate in a reciprocal exchange agreement. This exchange program is available to undergraduate architecture students during the spring of their third or fourth year.

The Program seeks to broaden the scope of the academic curriculum and to provide a unique learning experience in an overseas environment, as well as to promote co-operation between the two institutions. More specifically, the goals of the Program are:

1) to promote scholarly activities
2) to foster mutual understanding in areas of professional interest
3) to gain better understanding of the teaching process and teaching philosophy in the field of architecture in both countries
4) to facilitate broader cross-cultural links among students and professionals from both countries.

Additional information about the University of Roma Tre can be found at the following links:

Main website
University profile
Department of Architecture 
International Relations
Guide for Incoming Exchange Students

Courses at the University of Roma Tre are taught in Italian. The College of Design strongly recommends that you enroll in the college's non-credit Italian language and culture workshop during the fall semester in Ames prior to participation. In addition, the college also strongly recommends and that register for an intensive Italian language course in Italy prior to the beginning of the spring semester at the University of Roma Tre.

Program Prerequisites and Criteria for Participant Selection

Participants in all College of Design international programs must meet the following requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Accepted into departmental program of study
  • Clear academic record including no status of academic warning or probation in the semester prior to or the semester of international program participation
In addition, the following requirements apply to the University of Roma Tre exchange program:
  • Architecture major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Fourth-year undergraduate student during the semester of participation
  • Must satisfy all University of Roma Tre admissions requirements
The College of Design may check a participant's current GPA and/or academic status at any time. Failure to maintain the required GPA or the failure to maintain a clear academic record may affect participation in an international program.


All participants must obtain a study visa valid for the Schengen Zone through the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago with the assistance of the program. Participants cannot obtain a study visa or any other type of visa on their own for use on this program. Participants will be provided with details on study visa application materials, and the college's International Programs Coordinator will guide participants through the application process.


Participants are responsible for obtaining their own housing on this exchange program.  The University of Roma Tre provides a guide to assist you in this process.

Costs and Financial Assistance

Budget information for this program is available here. Students participating in this exchange program will pay ISU tuition and fees.

Students are also responsible for the following expenses:
  • Transportation to and from host institution
  • Room and board expenses
  • CISI insurance
  • Student Union fees, if applicable
  • Textbooks, clothing and personal expenses
  • Passport and visa costs
  • All other debts and incidental expenses incurred during the course of the exchange period
Participants may be able to apply their financial aid packages to study at the University of Roma Tre and should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for further information. The college offers financial assistance in the form of scholarships specifically for students studying abroad.


All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information

Application Process

Students interested in this exchange program must first apply here at ISUAbroad to participate. Once the application has been reviewed in the College of Design and the student has been accepted as a potential candidate, the college will contact the University of Roma Tre to nominate the student. Do not apply directly at the University of Roma Tre website. Students must also be accepted by Roma Tre to participate in this exchange.

Contact and Additional Information

Academic questions about this exchange should be directed to faculty sponsor Karen Bermann.

This program is currently not accepting applications.