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The UM in Rome program provides students with a superb opportunity to study in one of Europe's oldest and most exciting cities. This special program is an academic collaboration
between the University of Miami and the American University of Rome (AUR), providing you the opportunity to enroll as a full-time college student in the fall and attend the University of Miami program based at the AUR.

As mentioned in your admission letter, during the fall, you will enroll in 15 college credits as a full-time non-degree seeking student and study alongside fellow University of Miami upperclassmen students also at AUR participating in study abroad. UM in Rome students will be taking courses such as Introduction to Italian Language and Culture-for which no previous experience with the language is needed (3 credits), History of Modern Italy (3 credits), Freshman Writing Workshop (3 credits), along with other courses in various topics. All courses will be taught by AUR professors with exception of Italian Language and Culture, which will be team taught by UM and AUR professors. With the exception of Italian Language and Culture, all instruction is in English. Students will reside in university apartments arranged by AUR.

Space in this program is limited and deposits will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the program is full. Although the deadline to respond is May 1st, the program may and usually does reach capacity prior to the deadline. Below are a few steps you'll need to take to secure your place in the UM in Rome Program:

Reserve your spot: print and complete the INTENTION FORM which is included in your notification letter. Mark your intention to enroll in the UM in Rome Program and send your $750 (refundable if requested prior to May 1st) enrollment deposit via check by May 1st. Please make the check payable to the University of Miami.

Mail check and Intention Form to:
The University of Miami,
Office of Admission
UM in Rome Program
Attn: Maria deLeon-Fleites
P.O. Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124

For Express Mail:
The University of Miami,
Office of Admission
UM in Rome Program
Attn: Maria deLeon-Fleites

1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Program Dates August 25, 2014 to December 13, 2014.

Students will meet at the University of Miami on Sunday, August 24 and attend a mandatory orientation session on the University of Miami campus scheduled for Monday, August 25. The UM in Rome students will depart from Miami International Airport to Rome, Italy on Tuesday, August 26 arriving in Rome Wednesday, August 27 to attend AUR's orientation.

The APPROXIMATE cost for this one semester program will be $29,200.

This includes cost of tuition for the Fall 2014 semester (15 credits), housing in Rome (4 students per apartment in the city), permit of stay fee, and program fees*. Please note this cost does not include meals.

*Program fees include hotel stay for UM in Rome Orientation program at UM-August 24th and 25th, airfare Miami to Rome (August 26)-Rome to Miami (December), transportation from hotel to Miami International Airport on August 26, and meals on August 24-25-26. (Not included are meals in Rome, student health insurance, books, any cost of day to day transportation in Rome, social and cultural activities, and transportation for trips during vacation periods, transportation from Miami International Airport at the culmination of the program in December.)

Meals and student health insurance are to be paid for by the student. On average a student can estimate spending $75 per week on groceries. Contact your insurance carrier for information on insurance abroad.

All students holding a non-European Union passport are required by law to obtain a student visa before departing from their home country. Without a valid student visa students can not apply to obtain their Permit to Stay. Upon arrival in Rome, all students who are citizens of countries which are not European Union Members must obtain a permit to stay in Italy (Permesso di Soggiorno per Studio). This permit is issued by the local police authorities (Questura). The AUR will provide relevant information and assistance to you upon arrival to secure your first permit to stay.
More information on the visa and permit to stay can be found on the AUR website.

Health Insurance Italian law requires all visiting students to obtain a mandatory state emergency health coverage for the duration of their study in Italy. More information on health insurance can be found here.

Please note that no scholarships or financial assistance will be available. UM in Rome is a University of Miami program. Students enrolled in the UM in Rome Program will not be permitted to transfer to American University in Rome at the conclusion of the semester.

More information on the University of Miami's cost of attendance can be found here.

More information on the University of Rome academic programs and living can be found at www.aur.edu.

As you know, you are on our waitlist for the fall semester. Your response to this program will not preclude you from being considered for fall admission. If you have paid your deposit for the UM in Rome Program, and are later notified of acceptance to the University of Miami for the fall semester, the UM in Rome deposit will be credited to your University of Miami account, and your name will be removed from the UM in Rome Program participant list.