UofM Students

Study & Intern in Rome, Italy: Site Access Summary

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Learn about Study & Intern in Rome.

Attitudinal

Italians are very aware and understanding of the needs of those with disabilities. The people of Rome are very considerate of others. However, the age of the city makes it somewhat difficult to navigate for those individuals with mobility disabilities. Many sites and places of interest are not handicap accessible.

Classroom and Academics

A student is typically in class 4-7 hours per day depending on the courses, and there is approximately 10-12 hours per week of homework. How students learn the course material is greatly dependent on the class and professor, but a great deal of on-site experience, site visits, excursions, guest lectures are utilized to take advantage of the student’s overseas experience in Rome. Again depending on the student’s courses, weekly assignments and quizzes will be held as well as a midterm exam and/or paper and a final exam or paper. Homework is generally computer based.

Academic accommodations available to students are note takers, recorded lectures, separate room to take exams, extra time to take exams, sign language interpreters available but very expensive, and service dogs are allowed in the classroom.

Excursions and Field Trips

Many of the excursions in Rome are very difficult to access for students with a mobility disability.

Housing and Food Services

Some private apartments have full services for students with a physical disability or sensory impairment, however most home stays would not be suitable. There is a service available to assist students with disabilities in finding accessible housing. There are no dining facilities. All student housing has self catering kitchens, so students either cook their own meals or they eat out at restaurants. All accommodations are within a 30 minute bus ride to classes.

Technology

A large computer lab is located in the program’s center and all accommodations have wireless internet. There is no assistive technology available.

Library Services

Library facilities are available and assistance to access library materials is available. 

Transportation

No information is available.