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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility: Junior, Pre-Junior, Sophomore Type of Program: Free Standing
Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Ashley Trump Academic Focus: All Academic Focuses, Art and Design, Business and Entrepreneurship, Humanities and Social Sciences, No or Minimal Language Requirement
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Program Calendar | Housing | Visa | Cost & Financial Aid | More Information

Drexel in Rome + London: Dual City Summer

Rome Landscape Picture

Program Overview

The Rome + London program allows Drexel students to experience two European capital cities in one term! Through this unique opportunity, students spend 4 weeks in Rome and 4 weeks in London, taking courses in each city. 

Rome: Ever since Romulus and Remus built their huts on the Palatine Hill, Rome has been an important political and cultural center. It was the unparalleled capital city of the ancient Roman Empire, and the Roman Catholic Popes and today of the modern Republic of Italy. The enchantment of the city lies in these layers of history which are everywhere exposed to tantalize, fascinate and delight. The program is a unique opportunity that allows Drexel students to spend 4 weeks living and studying in Rome. This program is open to all majors, particularly students interested in Literature and Fine Arts. It is run in partnership with the University of New Orleans "UNO" (UNO is also Drexel’s partner for the Cork Writing Workshops and the Summer in Montpellier programs). All courses are taught in an interactive and experiential way, incorporating site visits and field trips so that the classroom extends into the city itself.

London: London is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cultural and economic centers and has been dubbed as the “coolest city in the world”. The rich history combined with contemporary and multicultural dynamics of the city offer a perfect backdrop for study abroad! It is run in partnership with the Foundation of International Education (FIE). Classes in London take place at Foundation House, FIE’s main headquarters and study center, located in South Kensington and just a 10 minute walk from the residence halls. =


  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Sophomore, Pre-Junior, or Junior
  • Must be in an academic term in the summer term (not on spring/summer co-op or a summer vacation term)


Courses are taught in English. Drexel students take classes with a mix of other American college students, exposing them to a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
Rome Courses
Students choose to take two courses in Rome. Each course is worth 4.5 Drexel credits, for a total of 9 credits, and is taught on an accelerated 4 week schedule.

Rome Course Offerings 
London Courses
Students can choose to take two courses in London. Each course is worth 4.5 Drexel credits, for a total of 9 credits. Students will rank their preferred course options for London. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee that students will get into their top two choices. 

London Course Offerings

* All courses in London incorporate local site visits for a hands on learning experience.

Students will receive 18 Drexel credits and Drexel letter grades for this program (GPA bearing).  Review the Study Abroad Grading Scale.

Program Calendar

Summer 2020 Term Dates
Rome Start Date: June 27, 2020
Rome End Date: July 24, 2020
London Start Date: July 24, 2020
London End Date August 30, 2020
Note: Students are expected to arrive in the city by the first day of the program and leave housing on the last day of the program.

Weekend Group Excursion in Italy
Students will spend a long weekend together in Florence where students will explore the art, culture and wonders of that particular destination.This weekend excursion is required for all students and is included in the program fee.


Rome: Participants will be housed in apartments within easy access to local transportation. This program allows students to be part of Rome as a resident and not just a tourist. Participants will be given a thorough orientation to the surrounding living area as well as to the city and be expected to take public transportation to meet classes independently, on a daily basis, in locations all around the city. All participants will receive a bus/metro pass to use for the duration of the program.

London: Students will be housed in dormitory-style residence halls that include fully equipped kitchens on each floor and private bathrooms in most cases. All residence halls have wireless internet access. Please note the official move-in date listed in program calendar above. 

Students are encouraged to be independent and to use their leisure time to their best advantage as long as mandatory meetings, excursions, and classes are attended.


U.S. Citizens are not required to apply for a visa to go on this program. International students should consult the Italian and UK consulate or embassy for more information about individual visa requirements. 

Cost and Financial Aid

Program Costs
2020 Program Fee: $4,375

  • Program Fee will be billed to the students' Drexel eBill for the summer term. 
Included in the program fee Not included in the program fee
  • Apartment accommodation in Rome and London - fully furnished with AC, internet, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Class field trips, museum entrance fees
  • 4 week bus/metro pass in Rome & London
  • Weekend excursion to Florence, including lodging and transportation
  • Onsite staff during the length of the program
  • On Call emergency assistance
  • Round trip airfare from Europe
  • Travel from Rome to London
  • Full-time Drexel tuition (please note this program is a full time program. Check with Drexel Central to better understand what your tuition and financial aid for this program) 
  • Meals
  • Lab fees for specific courses
  • Books
  • Spending money
  • Miscellaneous

Estimated Program Costs

Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.

Tuition & Financial Aid

This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.

Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).

Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.

For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.

More Information

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/02/2020
Rolling Admission 06/27/2020 08/30/2020
NOTE: Priority deadline: October 15th. Applications completed by October 15th will qualify for a $50 application fee waiver! Applications completed after October 15th will be reviewed after the final February 1st deadline and do not qualify for the application fee waiver.

NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Priority deadline: October 15, 2020. Applications received after the October 15th priority deadline will be reviewed after the February 1, 2021 deadline.

** See NOTE Above*

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