Italy, Rome

Sapienza Universita´di Roma, Facolta´di Economia

Bachelor, MBA

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Sapienza University of Rome, founded in 1303 by Pope Boniface VIII, is one of the oldest universities in the world and a high performer among the largest universities in international rankings.

Since its founding over 700 years ago, Sapienza has played an important role in Italian history and has been directly involved in key changes and developments in society, economics and politics. It has contributed to the development of Italian and European science and culture in all areas of knowledge. The future of Sapienza starts today thanks to its rich past and the contribution of the entire University community, whose main objectives are research, teaching and education. Faculty, students, technical and administrative staff are part of this community and thanks to their respective skills and responsibilities; they all contribute to its reputation and growth.

The Country

Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is acknowledged as the birthplace of Western culture. Not surprisingly, it is also home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. High art and monuments are to be found everywhere around the country. It is also famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). No wonder it is often nicknamed the Bel Paese (the Beautiful Country). Two independent mini-states are surrounded entirely by Italy: San Marino

and Vatican City. While technically not part of the European Union, both of these states are also part of the Schengen Area and the European Monetary Union (EMU). Apart from different police uniforms, there is no evident transition from these states and Italy’s territory, and the currency is the same. Italian is also the official language in both countries.

The City

Rome is the capital city of Italy, located in the region of Lazio, halfway down Italy’s western coast. It is Italy’s largest and most populous city, with more than 2.7 million residents. Rome offers a wide range of interesting things to do, thanks to its unique wealth of history, culture and art. Merely walking through its cobblestoned alleyways is a trip through history. During the day, visitors can enjoy Rome’s most famous sites, such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps. But there are also ancient secrets and modern charms to be discovered in the narrow streets of the city center. Rome is also a lively city at night, full of places to go, from the old Trastevere neighborhood to the very popular neighborhoods of Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona and Testaccio, just to name a few.

Student Life

Student life in Italy is very rich and you can do a lot of things. Especially in Rome, the town of rich culture, history and each day you can find something new. We assure you, you will never be bored. Italian cuisine is wonderful, wines, music and people.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at Sapienza

Health Insurance

Airfare

192 EUR

Housing/Utilities*

287 EUR

450 EUR

Internet/cable*

28 EUR

26 EUR

Food*

177 EUR

100 EUR

Books

Included

Transportation*

16 EUR

35 EUR

Visa

*per month

Accommodation

Unfortunately, Sapienza University does not provide students with accommodation. By the way, our University signed some agreements with companies offering accommodation and/or help in finding it.

Travel Opportunities

Italy is known as the “BelPaese” and it is a truly beautiful country that creates lasting memories for everyone who visits it. There is so much to see from the famous cities to the many beautiful villages, from the beaches and the countryside to the mountain regions and the lakes. It is impossible to mention all there is to see in Italy since each region has so much to discover and explore, each beautiful in a very different way. Here below are just a few points of interest to give you a feel for some of the different regions from North to South.