This program at the American University of Rome is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in Rome. Students may participate for one semester or for a full academic year, enrolling in between 12 and 18 credits per semester. All courses are taken alongside international students from more than 40 countries worldwide. View the courses available each term on AUR’s course catalog.
All students are required to enroll in an on-site course. On-site courses hold classes at locations of cultural or historical significance around Rome daily or frequently throughout the semester. These courses will have an "on-site" note in the course description, and a schedule of on-site visits and entrance fees or additional costs are outlined in course syllabi provided on the first day of class.
BLENDED AND ONLINE COURSES
While not recommended, students studying at AUR are permitted to take one online or blended course. The rest of the coursework should be taken in the traditional on-campus format.
The credit hours awarded at AUR are equivalent to U.S. credits (e.g. three credits at AUR are equivalent to three HPU credits). Likewise, AUR uses the American grading system.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.