Semester in Rome
Students who have completed at least 60 hours in the Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning degree program may choose to participate in the College of Design Rome Program. This optional course of study is usually offered every spring. Participants engage in classes that emphasize the unique culture and environment of Italy and of Western Europe. The Rome Program presents what is for most students a first-time opportunity to travel abroad and experience the physical and cultural settings of major examples of community and regional planning overseas.
Students attend classes at the College of Design’s studio facilities in the historic center of Rome at the Palazzo Cenci-Bolognetti, a 16th-century building located in the Piazza delle Cinque Scole near the Tiber River. ISU faculty members accompany students abroad and provide instruction for the majority of classes offered in Rome.
Community and regional planning students interested in going to Rome must take a one-credit study abroad preparation seminar in the fall semester prior to studying in Rome in the spring.