Give your students the opportunity to live and learn in one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

Embedded in the fabric of the Eternal City, ACU Rome Campus offers partner universities the ideal setting for global learning activities. Students can engage in a range of semester long and short-term programs, while immersing themselves in a city steeped in living history and tradition.

Semester in Rome

As its name suggests, the ACU Semester in Rome (ACUSiR) program allows students to take their studies to the Eternal City for a semester. The program offers units of study from a range of disciplines and gives students the opportunity to learn Italian and Roman-specific course content.

Students have the flexibility of studying four units (40 credit points) in block mode as part of a Semester-long program, or alternatively, they can choose to complete 1-3 units as part of an intensive study abroad experience.

  • Block 1: Italian language intensive
  • Block 2: Select 1 of 2 units
  • Block 3: Select 1 of 3 units
  • Block 4: Select 1 of 3 units

Students interested in our Semester in Rome can find full program details on the Study abroad and exchange website page.

Semester in Rome 2023

Click on the unit names to view full unit descriptions. Each unit represents 10 credit points at ACU, which is equivalent to 3-4 USA credit hours or 7.5 ECTS.

Block 1: 4 September – 29 September 2023

  • ITAN101 Italian language intensive.

Block 2: 2 October – 27 October 2023

  • HUMA254 The Idea of the City –A Study of Rome
  • THEL214 Cults, Gods and Religion in Ancient Rome

Block 3: 30 October – 24 November 2023

  • HUMA319 Rome Field School -Landscapes Past and Present.
  • THEL215 All roads lead to Mapping Laudato Si' and UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • EDES300 Comparative Education – Local and Global Contexts

Block 4: 27 November – 15 December 2023

  • PHCC320 The Just Society*
  • HUMA252 Art, Politics and Society in Renaissance and Baroque Rome
  • PSYC109 Applied Positive Psychology

Summer and winter short term study opportunities

ACU offers a range of short-term programs during summer and winter semester breaks. These programs range from two to six weeks in duration and cover various study areas. All units are offered in intensive study mode format, with cultural and experiential site visits embedded in the curriculum.

Australian summer/Rome winter 2023 short term study

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ACU Core Curriculum: 15 January – 28 January 2023

  • UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World

Health Science: 4 February – 18 February 2023

Australian winter/Rome summer 2023 short term study

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Nutrition: 25 June - 16 July 2023

  • NUTR308 Food and Culture Study Tour
  • NUTR609 Food and Culture Study Tour

ACU Core Curriculum: 26 June – 7 July 2023

  • UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World

Law, Religion and Society: 2 July - 23 July 2023 

Business: 7 July - 23 July 2023

  • BIPX202 Community Engagement: Building Strengths and Capabilities
  • BUSN306 Field Experience

Allied Health: 8 July - 22 July 2023

  • ALHT420 Global Perspectives in Community Centred Practice

Psychology: 24 July – 28 July 2023

PSYC624 Evidence Based Practice for Psychologists

Faculty-led study tour groups

Bring your study tour group to ACU Rome Campus. Activities may involve academic topics and tour observations in accordance with students’ field of expertise.

The campus offers 87 beds arranged in single, double, and triple occupancy rooms, with most rooms include an ensuite. Our flexible catering options allow you to choose how many meals you would like to serve per day as part of your program.

The current availability window to host short-term programs at ACU Rome Campus in 2023 are:

  • 20 February – 23 June 2023
  • 24 July – 27 August 2023

Our 2024 Rome Campus Occupancy Planner is a great resource to start to plan 2024 programming based on our campus availability.

Interested in partnership and study opportunities at ACU Rome Campus? Contact for more information.

More information

For further information about opportunities to partner with us at our Rome Campus, download the ACU Rome Campus flyer or email

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