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The Rome Program

The Foster School Rome Program is focused on students earning upper division business core credit abroad. During Summer 2020 students can take 2 upper division business core in Summer A Term or 2 upper division business core in Summer B Term, or they can enroll in both and get up to 16 credits.


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.

Term Dates Location Faculty Credits Courses Cost
Summer A June 22-July 22, 2020 Rome, Italy Leta Beard
Marty Matthews
8 IBUS 300
MKTG 301
Summer B July 22-August 21, 2020 Rome, Italy Ken Myer
Issariya Sirichakwal
8 OPMGT 301
MGMT 300
Summer Full June 22- August 21, 2020 Rome, Italy All of the above! 16 3 or 4 of the above $11,050
Application deadline: January 31, 2020 Eligibility: Open to current or applying Foster students only


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 principles of international business, marketing, management and operations management. This will be accomplished 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 Coliseum.

Foster Study Abroad Fee

Each Foster School Study Abroad Program will have a program fee. In addition, participants in the program will be charged a Foster Study Abroad Fee of $350. This fee will be itemized on your payment contract and charged to your MyUW account at the same time as the program fee.

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.



Applications for Summer A, B and Full Term 2020 are now closed. Check back in September 2020 to see what courses will be offered in Summer 2021.

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