Rome, Italy Summer Engineering

The Roman Forum

Program Description

In this 6-week, 6 credit program, you’ll live at Notre Dame’s Roman Villa and attend class in Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway, just blocks from the Colosseum — both in the heart of Rome.

In addition to classes in the Rome Global Gateway, Notre Dame engineers participate in Papal audiences, tour the Colosseum, St. Peter’s, and Scavi and San Clemente.

You’ll also visit Orvieto, the small city perched on a rock cliff in Umbria. Students live in the Notre Dame Villa with modern dorm-apartment rooms in the heart of Rome.

The program is open to all Engineering students.

Rome Summer Engineering students in front of the Coliseum

The 2021 program will be led by Notre Dame Engineering Professors Christian Poellabauer (Computer Science and Engineering) and Davide Hill (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).


All students enroll in both of the following courses for a total of 6 engineering credits.

  • CSE 34468: Internet of Things
  • EG XXXXX: Energy Storage (course number TBA)

The focus of this course is to explore the basic building blocks that make the Internet of Things possible, including the underlying core hardware components, basic input/output operations, wireless radio technologies, and sensing/actuation devices.


June 26 – August 6, 2022


You’ll live in the Notre Dame Villa with modern dorm-apartment rooms in the heart of Rome.

The Villa is a three block walk to the Rome Global Gateway.

The Notre Dame Villa
Rome student villa

Program Fee

The 2021 program fee is $8,000, plus a $200 University Study Abroad Administration Fee.

The program fee includes the cost of 6 Notre Dame engineering credits; accommodations; GeoBlue international health insurance; all program academic outings and field trips; and on-site program support from Notre Dame faculty and Global Gateway staff.

It does not include the cost of airfare, meals, or airport transportation; passport/visa fees; international cell phone/plan; or personal spending money.

All students are considered for need-based engineering scholarships to help unwrite program costs.


All engineering students may apply annually in October through November 15. Program assignments and waitlist notifications occur before Christmas break.


Feel free to contact:

Mike Kitz
Executive Director, Summer Engineering International Programs

Todd Taylor
Director, Summer Engineering International Programs