• Cultural Perspectives
  • Travel Writing
  • International Internship
  • Major/Elective TBD


Cost:  Tuition + $8,000 Study Abroad fee which includes airfare, airport transportation abroad, travel to other towns and cities in Cultural Perspectives course (including Rome, Italy), housing and insurance.

Open to all sophomore-level or higher students



Wake up in the city that comes to life each morning to echoes of voices in the market and the movements of bicycles as they glide along the cobblestone streets. Whether enjoying cappuccino at a café, grazing through the market, sketching from the worn steps of an aging cathedral, or people watching in one of it’s countless piazzas, the history of Florence and the Florentine people abounds.

FLORENCE has been the destination for RMU students abroad for over a decade. As a student abroad you will participate in courses at Florence University of Arts as well as complete an international internship. You will spend 7 weeks learning about the country, the city, the culture and your industry. You will reside in apartments situated in the historic city center of Florence within walking distance of the campuses, markets and famous sites. Experiencing Florence helps you prepare yourself academically and professionally to not only compete, but to succeed in an ever-changing, highly globalized workforce. The academic, professional, cultural, and individual opportunities offered are endless.

Study Abroad Requirements:

  • Completion of 5 quarters (or equivalent transfer credits) prior to departure. 
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Reference from student's academic advisor
  • Completed FAFSA, SIGNED financial aid plan and a $0 financial-aid balance by JULY 1, 2017
  • $300 deposit*

The cost to study abroad is tuition plus the study abroad fee. The Study Abroad Fee includes: Round-trip airfare from Chicago, Airport transfers in Italy, Housing, Travel in Cultural Perspectives course. A $300 deposit is required at the time of application. It is credited to the applicant's account if they are NOT accepted into the program based on a decision made by RMU. If accepted, the deposit will be credited upon return, if there are no housing damages or flight changes caused by the student while abroad. All programs are subject to cancellation in the case of low enrollment.

*Dates may fluctuate by one or two days depending on availability. 

“I have seen beautiful villages on mountains, castles that belong in the centuries of old, and met people that I will never forget. This trip has been amazing and I am forever grateful to be a part of it.”

For more information, contact:

Shelley LaMantia
Dean of Professional Arts


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.