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The Foster Rome Program

The Foster Rome Program is focused on students earning upper division business core credit abroad during the summer. Each year the terms and pairing of courses changes with 2 courses offered during Summer A Term and/or Summer B Term. This is a great way to get to know other Foster undergraduate students and Foster Faculty, as well as knock out some upper division business core all while getting to live in Rome, Italy.


The application for the Foster Rome Program for Summer A, B and Full Term 2022 is open and will be due on January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm.

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For more info, check out the Foster Rome 2022 Info Session Recording or PowerPoint Presentation.

Program Details

The Foster Rome Program is a cohort style program with around 20 Foster School of Business students taking courses from Foster Faculty at the UW Rome Center. Students live in shared apartments with one another in the very heart of Rome. All apartments are within a 30 minute walk of the UWRC.

Started in 2013, the Foster Rome Program is for currently enrolled Foster students or those who are applying to Foster in Spring Quarter the year the program runs. The program is designed to help Foster students with heavy requirements for their major (e.g., accounting majors or students with double options). By studying abroad – and, in particular, taking core business classes – students get an overseas experience and a head start on their core classes.

Dates and Courses

Here are the options for Summer 2022:

Term Dates Faculty Courses Cost
Summer A June 20-July 20, 2022 Leta Beard
Marty Matthews
IBUS 300
MKTG 301
Summer B July 20-August 19, 2022 Kira Schabram
Hamed Mamani
MGMT 300
Summer Full (A+B) June 20-August 19, 2022 All the above! All the above! $12,225

Here is what has been offered on the Foster Rome Program over the last few years:

Foster Rome 2019

  • Summer B Term: OPMGT 301 and MGMT 300

Foster Rome 2018

  • Summer A Term: IBUS 300 and MKTG 301
  • Summer B Term: OPMGT 301 and MGMT 300

Foster Rome 2017

  • Summer A Term: OPGMT 301 and MGMT 300

Company & Cultural Visits

The program is designed to enhance the business courses with an international dimension. While in Italy, students will have opportunities to see real-world applications of the course concepts through company visits. Students will visit local and regional businesses to learn about exporting olive oil, manufacturing high end cars, global supply chains, and more!

The program also includes several group dinners and cultural site visits to places including the Vatican, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum, all included in the program fee.

Program Cost

The program fee is found in the chart above. Students pay the program fee instead of their UW tuition. This fee covers the cost of the courses, housing, administrative fees, and program activities. Students pay the program fee via their MyUW tuition statement just like they usually pay tuition. The program fee payment deadline is the same as that quarter’s tuition deadline. Nothing is due before that date.

Foster Study Abroad Fee

Each Foster School Study Abroad Program will have a Foster Study Abroad Fee ($350) and a UW Study Abroad Fee ($460). These fees are included in the program cost listed above.

The Foster Study Abroad fee is an Administrative Fee that funds all Foster Study Abroad activities, including organizing the programs, recruiting participants, assisting faculty, organizing pre-departure and post-return classes and events, and for providing study abroad advice for students.