UW Rome Center

Services and Support

The UW Rome Center offers a full range of services to assist faculty in all aspects of developing and running a study abroad program, so that faculty can focus on the program’s curriculum and educational outcomes. Faculty—even first-time faculty with limited knowledge of Italy—can rely on the expertise of our experienced on-site staff to ensure a successful, transformative educational experience for your students in Rome.

Extracurricular Activities

We consult on itinerary planning in order to identify activities and visits that may enrich the program curriculum and make the fullest use of our location and local resources. We assist with budget planning, providing recommendations on vendors and procuring quotes for services. We coordinate, administer and prepay local, regional and national excursions, including admission and reservations to historic sites and museums, accommodations and ground transportation. We also connect faculty with local docents for guest lectures, as well as facilitate service learning, community service, and internship opportunities for students, both within the context of their program or as extracurricular opportunities. Each quarter the UW Rome Center also organizes cultural activities open to the public, including guest lectures and film events, designed to enrich the overall experience of faculty and students. For a full list of archeological sites, museums, etc. and prices, click here.

Housing & Transportation

Serving as the primarily liaison with housing providing, we will arrange housing for and coordinate placement of students and faculty and assist in addressing housing maintenance and safety issues with the landlord or agency. We will make all airport transportation agreements for students and faculty as well.

Program Support

Our services include pre-departure immigration advice and assistance with immigration procedures, guidance on student and faculty visa requirements and application process, provision of student enrollment and housing letters for non-UW students, provision of faculty invitation letters, completion of required reporting of educational activities to relevant Italian authorities, on-site check in, orientation and neighborhood tour, general on-site support for students and faculty, emergency support, etc.

Student Support

UWRC staff are available to assist faculty with the range of issues that can arise during study abroad, including integration into the local life and culture, addressing routine and emergency health care needs, resolving housing and safety concerns, and answering questions related to Rome and Italy. We provide a thorough orientation to the UW Rome Center and Rome in general at the start of the program, including representatives from the US Embassy who speak on safety and security. Students are also encouraged to apply for the Rome Center Student Internship, which offers an extraordinary opportunity for a student to live and work at the UW Rome Center for one year while pursuing an independent study project. Students using the Rome Center for independent research have access to the same facilities and support services offered to study abroad programs.

Administrative Services

UWRC staff manages building access/permissions, library collection circulation and check out, and computer and printing access, as well as provide IT and educational equipment support, facilitate equipment rental and classroom/studio scheduling.

Budget Planning

UWRC staff will develop a customized, estimated budget for your program based on your program activities, classroom or student rental and housing costs. Throughout the program we track budgeted to actual expenses so that we keep on track, and make sure to keep you apprised of any significant variations.

Conference Services

From a large conference to an intimate retreat or professional meeting, we will help you arrange meeting spaces, overnight accommodations, dining and catering, guest registration, transportation, recreational activities and other logistics, so you can focus on your group’s objectives and outcomes. Our grand Conference Room can accomodate up to 100 people.