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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Intersession
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Budget Sheets: Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Intersession 2022 11/01/2021 ** Varies by program TBA TBA

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: Good academic standing Areas of Study: Humanities, Languages & Culture, Social Sciences
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Type: IFSA Butler, Third-party provider Credit Type: Transfer credit (grades do not appear on Hopkins transcript)
Housing Type: Apartment Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:




January in Rome

About the Program
Celebrate the start of the new year in the Mediterranean sun! With temperatures during the day reaching a mild 54 degrees, you'll comfortably make your way around Rome to explore markets, monuments, and museums. The three-week International Political Economy class, perfect to fulfill an elective or business requirement, will examine the role of government in the production, distribution, and consumption of resources. With activities included, such as a trip to an organic winery, your time in Rome will be further enhanced and even more memorable. 

Program Benefits
  • Wander the meandering lanes of Rome’s historical neighborhoods to discover some of the city’s heartiest pasta dishes and warmest hospitality.
  • The three-week International Political Economy class is a perfect elective or can be used to fulfill a major requirement, and you will earn 3 U.S. semester credit hours.
  • There’s never been a better time to explore how government policies impact the economy – and how the economy influences political decisions.
  • All activities, including meals and transportation, are included in the program fee. 

Experiential Learning
To make the most of your three weeks in Rome, IFSA takes your learning outside the classroom with multiple co-curricular activities each week – designed to explore how political economies are shaped over time and international decisions can have very real local impacts. These experiences may include:
  • A visit to the Colosseum and the Forum to discuss ancient Roman life and politics.
  • A day trip to an organic winery on the outskirts of Rome with a discussion of import and export trade.
  • A meeting with representations of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization.
  • A meeting with hotel and tour agencies to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19 policies.
  • An outing to a non-profit refugee center and immigrant-run grocery store.
All activities, including meals and transportation, are included in the program fee. 

International Political Economy
This course explores theoretical issues and illustrative case studies related to the international political economy. You will examine ways domestic and international politics affect relations between states by examining the role of government in the production, distribution, and consumption of resources — from prosecco to face masks. You will also learn to apply core concepts and theories in international political economy to case studies on migration, trade policy, and more. Class materials will be specific to Italy, contextualized within Europe, and applicable to global scenarios. With three United Nations agencies headquartered in Rome, your learning will benefit from a vibrant situational laboratory. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)

Afford Your Journey
Financial aid, credit card payments, and more are available. 

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