Rome Pixabay

Italian Full Immersion in Rome Experience

Rome, Italy

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



Tandem professor and globe icon
Tandem professor and globe icon

Classes In

Students looking at a chalkboard icon
Students looking at a chalkboard icon




college building icon
college building icon
French and Italian

F.I.R.E. 2022 Informational Session

Come and learn more about how you can start learning the Italian language and culture on the ground in Rome by joining Professor Canepa for an informational session about this exciting program:

When: Thursday, October 28th, 6:30-7:30 PM
Where: Thornton Hall 105

We hope to see you there!


Click here to watch an informational video about this program as presented by the Faculty Director, Professor Nancy Canepa!

The French and Italian Department offers a Full Immersion in Rome Experience (FIRE) at the University of Rome in Italy. FIRE is an experiential model of study abroad at Dartmouth in which students take full advantage of dynamic Roman cultural life through intensive study of Italian language and culture in the energetic Trastevere neighborhood.

All courses involve in-class and on-site lectures, guest presentations, cultural activities such as walking tours, visits to piazzas and markets, and trips to the opera and sporting events. Students also visit significant Roman monuments (Colosseum, Roman Forum, St. Peters and Vatican Museums, Borghese Gallery) and travel to other towns and cities throughout Italy.

Courses are taught by Dartmouth faculty and local instructors.




Students live in self catering flats.

Social contacts are facilitated by a student intern from the University of Rome.

For more information, please see the department website.

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term. Assistance is available to meet extra costs associated with off-campus programs, including airfare. Half of any extra cost is met with additional Dartmouth scholarship; loan assistance is offered for the other half. Loan assistance is also offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term. Although financial aid recipients are given aid to cover all of the required costs of the program, students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, on some programs, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition.

Program Resources

Department Contact

Alumni Contact

Default image TBD