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If you are self-motivated, curious about other cultures and aspire to be part of the international community,
then you are AUR.


All of our courses are taught in English

There’s still time to enroll for Spring 2017

OPEN EVENING AT AUR. January 12 2017 from 18:30 hr to 20:00 hr. Instant admissions decisions for any students who complete the application ahead of time and bring all of their supplemental materials to the event (transcripts, essays, etc.). Application fee waiver for all attendees.

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.

Applications open for Summer short courses

AUR summer programs offer you an opportunity which combines stimulating and challenging academics with unforgettable social and cultural experiences both on campus and in the enchanting city of Rome.
Enjoy the city’s attractions and activities as a part of the community and at the same time, you may earn credits toward your degree.

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My War is not Over by Harry Shindler and Marco Patucchi is a fascinating account of life in Italy during the Second World War. Set against the backdrop of already very well documented events; this story focuses instead on the detail and the minutiae of how ordinary people’s lives were affected by the conflict. One


Globalization and world-making projects like UNESCO’s World Heritage program have changed the stakes for particular sites, through processes of greater interdependence and connectivity, transforming them into transactional commodities with exchange values, transcending their historical or material characteristics. But how do archaeologists or anthropologists access the political, when so much remains largely anecdotal, protected and typically occluded from view in complex international circuits. How


Professor Ian Hodder is the Dunlevie Family Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Stanford and he has been Director of the Stanford Archaeology Center. Since 1993 he has been excavating at the 9,000 year-old Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in central Turkey, which is the subject of his lecture at AUR. The 25-year project


The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies is a fully peer-reviewed English language journal, which explores Italian cinema and media as sites of crossing, allowing critical discussion of the work of filmmakers, artists in the film industry and media professionals. The journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, celebrate new directors and accented cinema, and examine Italy as a geo-cultural locus for contemporary debate on translocal cinema.

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The Eternal Model United Nations comes to AUR.

The American University of Rome is hosting the First Edition of Eternal Model United Nations. This edition’s theme will be “Migrating towards a New Paradigm: Operation and Effective International Organizations for 2030,” which will cover the impacts of the migratory crisis, and a possible reform of policies adopted by International Organizations.

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The Brexit Journal: Day Two. The win that looks like ‘Lose/Lose’.

Day Two of student Tierra Hatfield’s report on the International Relations department visit to the UK sees her meeting a think tank, the European Commission, the Financial Times, the London School of Economics and having an audience with a Lord.

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Book Launch: “The Archaeology of Mediterranean Placemaking: Butrint and the Global Heritage Industry”

Professor Richard Hodges, President of The American University of Rome, launches his latest book in London on January 17th 2017. In The Archaeology of Mediterranean Placemaking: Butrint and the Global Heritage Industry Professor Hodges considers how the Butrint Foundation protected and enhanced Butrint’s spirit of place for future generations.

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