Through a solid partnership with “The American University of Rome”, Soccer Management Institute offers the unique opportunity to study abroad for one semester or more semesters while playing in our own private soccer academy. AUR enrolls about 500 students a semester from over 40 countries and it has hosted Study Abroad students for 5 decades. The University works with renowned education institutions in the U.S. and individual ‘independent’ visiting students to provide a range of exciting and challenging programs that meet the needs of Study Abroad students and are fully integrated with their home programs. At the same time, they can be part of our professional soccer academy led by some of the best coaches in the sector. We are the only institution that offers this kind of opportunity in Italy, one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Study in Rome and explore Italy and Europe.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
The GPA required is 2.5
Spring: October 1
Fall: June 1
4-5 classes (12-16 credits)
WHY CHOOSE OUR PROGRAM?
Soccer Management Institute, in partnership with The American University of Rome, is the only program in Italy that gives you the opportunity to study and play abroad at the same time. You can choose from a variety of courses that are fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
If soccer is your passion, you can also be part of our private soccer academy led by some of the most prominent professional figures in the field. During your stay in Rome, you can improve as a player, learn new aspects of the game, compete in the University’s league, and showcase your skills to several club teams through organized tryouts and friendly games against clubs competing at different levels.
If that is not enough to convince you, keep in mind that this is a chance to experience Rome on a genuine and profound level. Seated on the green, quiet Janiculum hill overlooking one of the oldest cities of civilization, the American University of Rome (AUR) offers students a unique and insightful educational, athletic, and cultural opportunity. The campus is located in the historic Trastevere district near the Vatican, populated by locals and people from all over the world that come to the Eternal City to experience the historical atmosphere offered by one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Visiting Rome as a tourist is not enough to understand this complex city. As a student attending our program, you will deeply experience the Italian culture and immerse yourself into the life of Rome. Live a lifetime experience, be a student-athlete in Italy.
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR COURSES
One of our advisors will help you to pick the best courses where you can perfectly combine an high academic level and a professional soccer academy.
Make sure to talk with your home university about course approval and get additional classes approved before you go abroad. For example, if you are taking 4 classes abroad, we recommend getting 8 approved. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule.
If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement listed at the top of this page, do not despair! Get in touch to let us know your situation. In many cases, there are additional application materials that you can submit to make your case for acceptance.
PROGRAM FEES AND DATES
January 22 – May 12
Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:
- Orientation upon arrival
- Local excursions, 1 day trip and 1 overnight trip
- Full-time tuition and fees
- Housing (apartment)
- Medical and accident insurance
- SMI support services before, during, and after the program
- Academic advising
- Financial aid counseling
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Predeparture orientation
- Airport pick-up
- On-site support
- American University of Rome official transcript