Go Local UM in Rome

The University of Miami has arranged this program in-residence in collaboration with the American University of Rome (AUR) in Italy. The Go Local UM in Rome program provides an exceptional living and learning experience to new and returning UM international undergraduate students who are unable to travel to the U.S. this Fall.

Go Local UM in Rome program eligibility: 

  • EU citizen/permanent resident (non-US Citizen/Permanent Resident)
  • At least 18 years old by program start
  • Accepted into the University of Miami
  • Full-time degree seeking student enrolled for fall 2020 semester in UM remote learning (Full time and part time IEP students are not eligible for this program)
  • Undergraduate student (Graduate students are not eligible for this program)
  • Confirmation of health insurance – may be current national or international health insurance


In order to participate in this program, you must submit your request for virtual or remote learning at UM. The request form will be available until July 27. If you have general questions regarding the remote learning request process, you can email remotelearning@miami.edu.

UM Online Courses

Go Local UM in Rome students will take UM online courses taught virtual/remote in synchronous (live) and/or asynchronous (recorded) formats by University of Miami faculty. UM online course enrollment must be completed in Canelink and should be confirmed with your UM Academic Advisor.

Enroll in one AUR Course

Go Local UM in Rome students required to take one in-person (3 or 4 credit) course taught by American University of Rome faculty. You will need to register in this course in the My AUR system, not Canelink. This course will be taught by AUR faculty. With the exception of Italian language courses, all instruction is in English.

Total number of credits for Fall 2020 semester

Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 credits. Please speak with your UM Academic Advisor if you have any questions pertaining to UM online course enrollment.


All participants are required to live in AUR housing for the Fall 2020 semester. All Go Local UM in Rome students will be living in furnished apartments surrounding the AUR campus, typically about a 15-25 minute walk or ride on public transit. You will be living in an apartment with other AUR students, but you will be in an apartment building with Italian individuals and families, enabling you to learn firsthand about how Italians live day to day. 

In order to guarantee physical distancing, students living in AUR housing for the Fall 2020 semester will be housed in single rooms for a maximum of 3 students per apartment. 

AUR student housing will include:

  • PC Computer, Wi-Fi and land-line phone
  • Linens, towels and washing machine
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • 24/7 emergency assistance

AUR does not offer a meal plan option. Please visit AUR Housing Website for more information.

Program Dates

Go Local UM in Rome Program Dates

August 17, 2020

UM online course start date

September 17, 2020

AUR program start date/move in date

September 18-20, 2020

AUR Orientation & Arrival Week Activities

September 21, 2020

AUR classes begin

December 4, 2020

UM online course end date

December 15, 2020

AUR program end date/move out date

Students will be expected to follow the UM online course academic calendar which is subject to change. The most current UM academic calendar can be found here: https://www.registrar.miami.edu/dates-and-deadlines/academic-calendars/index.html.

Student Experience

Through Go Local UM in Rome program, students will be able to:

  • Make progress toward their academic degree through UM online courses and 1 in-person class at The American University of Rome (AUR) in Rome, Italy
  • Connect with other UM international students in person and the broader UM community virtually
  • Engage in co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities offered by AUR Student Life
  • Participate in social gatherings with other UM international students (as permitted by local health and safety measures)
  • UM academic support (academic advisor, UM Libraries, etc)

Health Insurance in Italy

Medical care and health insurance coverage in Italy 

As an EU resident, if you would like more comprehensive insurance coverage for your semester in Italy, please contact your personal health insurance carrier for information and options on additional coverage abroad.

Program Cost: UM Tuition & Mandatory Fees

Your UM financial aid and scholarship package will be applied to your
participation in Go Local UM in Rome.

UM Tuition Cost

Students will pay semester tuition online in Canelink by August 10. 

UM Student Activity Fee

Virtual/remote learning students may participate in student organizations and related activities via virtual programs and/or events. As a UM student, you will be responsible for paying the $167 Student Activity Fee in Canelink by August 10.

Go Local UM in Rome Student Program Fee 

Students are responsible for paying a USD $5,050 Program Fee that will cover AUR housing and on-site support in Rome. Students will pay this fee in Canelink by the appropriate deadline.

Go Local UM in Rome Program Charges and Fees

Go Local UM in Rome
Charges to UM CaneLink Account


UM Tuition (Semester)


Go Local UM in Rome Program Fee


UM Student Activity Fee


Total Charged to Student’s CaneLink Account


Additional Costs

Students are responsible for all costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses.

Estimated Additional Expenses for students:

  • Books - USD $450
  • Local Transportation - USD $200
  • Meals - USD $1,800
  • Personal Expenses - USD $2,000
  • Transportation Round-Trip Travel - USD $200

Withdrawal Policy

Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by August 4, 2020. Accepted students are required to confirm their space on the program by August 10, 2020. In the event of a participant’s withdrawal after August 10, 2020, the student will be financially liable for all non-recoverable contractual obligations incurred by the University of Miami on their behalf. It is important to note that this obligation may be up to the full program fee amount.

In the event of a complete withdrawal from University of Miami during the Fall 2020 semester, UM tuition will be adjusted according to the tuition drop schedule set by Student Accounts.

Information About the American University of Rome

American University of Rome (AUR) is a small institution, with a student body of about 500 students--half of whom are study abroad students-- giving you the chance to experience student life on the campus of a small, liberal arts university while living in Rome for the semester. 

The American University of Rome is proud to be the oldest university of American degree-granting status in the Eternal City.

International universities in Italy such as AUR offer possibilities and opportunities that cannot be matched anywhere else in the world. Opportunities to touch, see, and feel the history of civilization under your very feet. Opportunities to be immersed in a city of great art and architecture. Opportunities to be at the center of world politics both past and present. Opportunities to stretch and challenge yourself with a new language and a new culture.

AUR makes the best of these opportunities by using the very fabric of Rome as its classroom. The city’s 50+ museums and 900+ churches house world-renowned paintings, frescoes, and sculptures. The cobblestoned streets and beautiful piazzas are architectural masterpieces. The city is home to no less than 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Travel to Italy for Fall 2020

Please visit https://aur.edu/traveling-aur-fall-2020-heres-what-you-need-know for more information on visa requirements and Italy quarantine mandates.

Next Steps

The application deadline for the Go Local UM in Rome application is July 29, 2020. Students can click here to apply. Notifications of acceptance will be released by August 4, 2020.

Students should carefully review all eligibility requirements prior to submitting their application. 

Apply Now!

For more information about the Go Local UM in Rome program, students can contact golocalumabroad@miami.edu