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SVA in Rome is on hiatus and is anticipated to return no earlier than spring 2023.

SVA in Rome is a unique program:
  • Study and work in Rome “the Eternal City,” considered by many to be the most artistically rich city in the world, and without doubt the most important city in the history of the West

  • For the spring semester, a small group of students study and work with local artists and art historians, as well as a historian of ancient and medieval Rome

  • In addition to classroom and studio time, students will have access to the histories of Rome’s architecture, literature and art through field trips to monuments, ruins, churches, museums and galleries throughout Rome and its environs

  • Shared apartments furnished with kitchens are provided

SVA in Rome: Travel Photography

More about the Program

Program Cost

Students participating in SVA in Rome pay SVA's current undergraduate tuition for that semester. They must also pay for SVA in Rome housing, the cost of which is in keeping with SVA's Residence Hall fees for one semester. They are responsible for their travel and international documentation costs, SVA undergraduate department fee, the cost of supplies and they are expected to support their day to day life in Rome for the semester. During their semester in Rome, SVA in Rome students will receive any financial aid and scholarship they maintain eligibility for, with the exception of federal work-study.

Student Responsibility

SVA in Rome students are expected to respectfully and responsibly represent the SVA community in Rome. Students are expected to abide by the SVA Code of Conduct in addition to conditions put forth by the program. Students must promptly respond to communications and complete pre-departure requirements as put forth in their acceptance packet. Participants who are full-time degree-seeking students at SVA must heed any additional requirements and conditions put forth by their academic department during and after their semester in Rome.

Application Requirements

The following application requirements must be submitted prior to the desired spring semester in Rome:

1. Apply via SlideRoom (The SVA in Rome application is currently unavailable due to the program hiatus. It will reopen once the hiatus has ended.)

2. One letter of recommendation from an SVA Instructor e-mailed to exchange@sva.edu

3. Official Transcript from SVA Registrar's Office

4. Photocopy or scan of passport's first page

Non-SlideRoom items should be submitted in person or via e-mail to:

Melinda Richardson

Office of Admissions

School of Visual Arts

342 East 24th Street, ground floor


Housing Scholarships

You could receive a full or partial housing scholarship for SVA in Rome!

To be considered you must have completed your FAFSA, have a 3.0 GPA or above and be in good standing with the College.

The housing scholarship is only valid for the SVA in Rome semester. Students must be enrolled in the SVA in Rome courses, which take place in Rome, Italy. Students are required to live in SVA in Rome housing.

Application, course and other pertinent information is available below.

Good luck!

Contact: Melinda Richardson
342 East 24th Street