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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment
Areas of Study: Architectural History, Interior Design Class Status: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior
Program Type: ETSU Faculty-Led Program: Faculty Led
Course Prerequisites: By Permission from Instructor
Program Description:

Studio Rome 2020
Rome, Italy

Studio Rome is a 8 week experience that is based in Rome, Italy with excursions to other locations scheduled throughout the course.  Students will have assignments/readings/projects to complete before and after your time in Italy.  Studio Rome is only open to ETSU interior architecture students or by permission.  Students must have completed the first two years of INTD coursework and is over the age of 18 at the time of application.  

While in Italy we will be collaborating with the Rome ACCENT Study Centers.  Accent is an independent study abroad program provider with a multinational team of staff members who all have personal experiences in study abroad.  The fully-staffed ACCENT Rome Center provides on-site support services to program participants. The ACCENT Rome Center is located in the historic city center near Piazza Navona. The ACCENT Center is open during the week for students to use the resource and lending library, ask questions, check their email in the computer lab and collect their mail. The ACCENT staff in Rome provide a wide variety of on-site student services and are an invaluable resource for students who want to find out more about their host city.

This study aboard curriculum involves 4 courses (13 credits). Students must take all 4 courses offered: 

INTD 4215 Senior Studio  (4 credits):  This course explores how culture influences and informs current design decisions.   Emphasis will placed on the analysis and identification of how key cultural aspects impact the design process through the exploration of hospitality design in historical significant locations.

INTD 4255 Global Sustainability  (3 credits):  This course fosters an understanding of sustainable design from a global perspective.  Students study the built environment as they develop an increased environmental awareness. It examines the social, behavioral, cultural, and technological dimensions of the built environment.  The implication of design as it relates to the individual and community well-being is explored.  Industry presentations and field trips promote the development of design ideas related to new materials. The result of this course will be an understanding of ways in which the current environmental challenges may be solved through a rediscovery of traditional wisdom and current innovative processes.

ENTC 3020 Technology & Society - Made in Italy  (3 credits):  This course will look at the Masters of Italian design in the period following the war until today. Emphasis will be placed on the prime elements of Made in Italy design: Innovative use of Materials , Sophisticated  production techniques  and Quality of Craftsmanship through a series of product based workshops based on  the  historical dialogue between technique and aesthetic. 

ENTC 3050 Architectural History (3 credits):  This course will examine Rome through its art, architecture and construction with careful attention to historical contexts and interrelated meanings. Students will gain a significant understanding of Rome's Complex Urban development over the past 2,000 years. All participants will be required to keep a photo or sketch journal of the experience and join in making an on-campus presentation upon returning home.

Each class will have their own assignments with some collaboration across courses.  See syllabus for each course for details.

ESTIMATED Total Studio Rome Costs 
  Studio Rome Program Fee (estimated on 2019 costs)1 $8,700.00

Cost Reductions/Credits Applied to Studio Rome Program Fee

  Earnest Money Deposit:                    -$1,000
  ETSU Int’l Scholarship:                     - $2500 - $4000 (typical average award) depending on quality of required essay and financial need
  Private Sponsorship (min)                 -$2,500
  Subtotal Studio Rome Program fee:  $2,200    Note:  Amount varies depending on scholarship awards. 

Estimated Airfare: $1,800.00 Purchase airfare Jan/early Feb year of trip
Subtotal Studio Rome Costs:  $4,000.00   Does not include food

Estimated In-State ETSU Tuition (13 credit hours) =  $4395.00   No lab fees charged for Studio Rome courses ($780 = approx 1/2 airfare). 

Estimated Total $8395.00

Additional Studio Rome Expenses

Meals and Misc N/A Same amount to eat in Rome as at home
Estimated ETSU requiredInt’l Medical Insurance 2 $200.00
ETSU Terra DOtta Registration $30.00
Payment schedule for remaining program costs:

Dec: $30 Terra Dotta Registration:  
Late Jan/Early Feb: $1,800 (est) Purchase Airfare
March 15:  Final program fees due: $5,100 est.  (($8,700 - deposit - sponsorship- scholarship = Accent Program Fee due))
April:  $250 Required medical insurance
May 20ish:  ETSU internatinoal Scholarships deposited right before you leave for Rome

1  Studio Rome Program Fee includes:
Double occupancy rooms in shared student apartments; Planned excursions (example Pompeii or Orvieto), including fees, transportation and guided visit; Overseas information/resource center with ACCENT Rome on-site staff; Transit pass, for bus/metro in Rome; some museum & site entry fees; Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner

NOTE: Class activities are subject to change at any time and may extend to weekends and may impact personal plans made prior to the trip. 

Studio Rome Program Fee does not include:
Meals, Personal expenses, visas and anything not listed, required medical insurance, travel & personal property insurance 
2  Require International Insurance Covers: Emergency Dental, Physiotherapy, Prescription Drugs, Pregnancy/Maternity, Emergency Medical, Treatment of Pregnancy, Therapeutic Termination of Pregnancy, Newborn Nursery Care, Nervous/Mental Disorders, Lost Baggage, Emergency Medical Evacuation, Political Evacuation Natural Disaster, Home Country Benefit, Return of Minor Children, Family Reunion, Chaperone Replacement, Repatriation of Remains, AD&D
3  Hope and other scholarships will further reduce this amount.  Estimate using 2017 costs as an example.  Final totals will differ depending on additional scholarships not listed and changes in tuition and fees
4  ETSU Int’l Scholarship:  Short Application form required (2.75 GPA min required), $3000 typical award, max awarded $5,000
  ETSU Summer $1000 Scholarship:  Short Application form required (3.25 GPA min required), $1000 typical award, max awarded $1,000
A full list of possible scholarships can be found here:

5  Sponsorship will not exceed amount to pay remaining program costs. Amount calculated after Int’l Scholarships awarded

Spousal/Family/Friends Visits:
Studio Rome’s focus is on the educational experience and visitors are not allowed during the entire time of Studio Rome.  Non-students are not allowed to participate in any class activities or stay in Accent provided housing.  Visitors can come after the entire program has been completed. You will be responsible for finding housing after you check out of Accent provided housing.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.