Life at our Rome campus is about so much more than study. You’ll immerse yourself in Roman life, bond with other students from around Australia and the world, explore historic sites, improve your Italian and, of course, study. 

You’ll also have opportunity to go beyond the tourist sights and engage with locals in a meaningful way, such as working with the homeless and refugees among the Sant’Egidio community.

Learn, travel, live

The ACU Semester in Rome (ACUSiR) is an initiative started in 2022 by the National School of Arts and the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, entering its third year in 2024.

The ACUSiR offers eligible undergraduates the opportunity to live and study at ACU's Rome campus for up to 15 weeks, while at the same time immersing themselves in Italian life and culture.

Unlike traditional semesters, where you take several units simultaneously, ACUSiR is designed so that you study one unit at a time in intensive study block mode.

There are four study blocks in total:

  • Block 1: Italian language intensive (introductory to intermediate level)
  • Block 2: Select 1 of 2 units
  • Block 3: Select 1 of 3 units
  • Block 4: Select 1 of 3 units

All units are worth 10 ACU credit points, which is equivalent to 3-4 USA credit hours or 7.5 ECTS.

Flexible learning

The ACU Semester in Rome is designed to be flexible. You can apply for:

  • The full semester: 4 units (one unit from each study block)
  • 3 units (from 3 different study blocks)
  • 2 units (from 2 different study blocks)
  • 1 unit (from one study block)

For more information about the units you can study as part of your Semester in Rome, see the detailed program guide below.

Download the Semester in Rome detailed program

Apply now

Applications are now open. You can apply online here.

Applications will be accepted up until 15 April 2024. If your application is successful, we will send you a letter of offer 1-2 weeks after the application deadline.

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