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If you are self-motivated, curious about other cultures and aspire to be part of the international community,
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Change your life: 15 Month Master Degrees at AUR

The American University of Rome’s prestigious Graduate School offers Master Degrees in Arts Management, Food Studies and Sustainable Cultural Heritage. All Programs emphasise intellectual development and transferable skills towards both academic and professional goals. Apply now for 2017 entry.

Undergraduate applications open for Spring and Fall 2017

Are you a dreamer, an adventurer? Are you looking outside your normal comfort zone? Join our diverse, multi-cultural, international community in Rome. We are now accepting applications for Spring (Undergraduate) and Fall (Undergraduate and Graduate) 2017: submit your application today.

J-Term: Applications open for Spring 2017 short courses

The American University of Rome offers a J-Term (January Term) with the aim of providing AUR resident and visiting students with exciting learning experiences, J-term offers fast paced courses addressing interest-worthy topics and areas of study. Spend 2 weeks in Rome, earn 3 credits, and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.

Upcoming Events

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The second in our Fall series of Business Lectures sees us welcome back Bronwyn Sweeney (Bus ’06) to give insight into the life of an advertising copywriter


Rome welcomes one of Hollywood’s most sought after names. You will never have seen Kevin Yorn on the big screen yet he is one of the most in-demand ‘leading’ men on (or behind) the entertainment scene – as the lawyer for such household names as Ellen DeGeneres, Scarlett Johansson and CSI creator, Anthony Zuiker among others.


The 2016 U.S. Election, the result if which will be decided on November 8th, has been the most polarizing and ‘extreme’ in that nation’s history. On November 9th 2016, just hours after the polls have closed in the States, Rula Jebreal (journalist, author, foreign policy analyst – and strident critic of Mr. Trump) will discuss what the election result means for America going forward – and what legacy the process and rhetoric of this election bequeaths ‘the land of the free’.


The Open Day is the perfect opportunity to visit our campus and to experience what it is like to be a student at AUR. All services and academic departments will be represented and you will have the opportunity to talk both to our inspiring Professors and to some of our fantastic students about what studying at AUR is like – and how well you will fit in.

Featured Stories

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Rome – from a drone. Take a look at our beautiful city from a new angle.

Travel authority Rough Guides tallied votes from readers over Facebook and Twitter to determine the 14 most picturesque cities on the planet. Of course, it simply confirmed what we at AUR have known for the last 48 years – the Eternal City is No. 1.

“With its thousand-year-old buildings, beautiful piazzas and world-class art – not to mention the stunning Vatican City – it’s certainly no surprise. Rome, after all, is the capital of the so-called bel paese, or ‘beautiful country’.”

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AUR Masters Students Join Conversation about the Future of Fish

Students in the MA Food Studies Program ventured off campus on Monday, Sept. 12, to visit the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Four members of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department met with the twenty Food Studies graduate students to hold discussions pertaining to the many facets of the fishing industry, including the management of international trade, fish and human nutrition, and the impact that climate change is having on the world’s fisheries.

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Achieving your B.A. in Archaeology and Classics opens many doors – here’s one.

David Chacon, who graduated cum laude in 2014, with a B.A. in Archaeology and Classics and a Minor in Latin, seems to have found the perfect job for someone devoted to the ancient world. He has secured a position with the Rome-based publisher L’Erma di Bretschneider, a company which specializes in books on archaeology, art history, classics, and philology.

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