Pantheon Institute at a Glance


nb_pi_iconIf you are a study abroad advisor or faculty member, you no doubt see myriad brochures, websites and promotional material available for study abroad programs. Opportunities for international study are increasingly numerously and American students’ peaked interest in going abroad is a phenomenon to be heralded. But sifting through all the data is tedious at best, utterly overwhelming at worst. To aid you in your quest to match students with challenging, innovative study abroad programs, we’ve highlighted the essential areas of the Pantheon Institute’s program below for your review. We hope this page will provide you with the basics and answer any preliminary questions you may have about the Institute.

Accreditation and Recognition

The Pantheon Institute is an approved program for Penn State University satisfying the 4th year requirements of the 5-year Accredited Professional degree in Architecture, Clemson University and the Center of International Studies. It is the Study Abroad service provider for Tulane University School of Architecture, UMass and Carnegie Mellon Schools of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Curriculum and Quality of Courses

We are extremely proud of our consistent course quality. Most importantly, we provide an updated Course Syllabi Book so that you can review our academic program in detail. Contact us for download information, or check our academics page.

Faculty Credentials

The Pantheon Institute boasts a highly qualified faculty of exceptional scholars who are passionately dedicated to teaching, providing courses of substantive content and quality. Our Faculty CV Book documents the credentials of instructors at the Institute and is available for review. Contact us for download information, or check our website  faculty page.

Admission Standards

Admission into the Pantheon Institute program is selective. We require:

– Students who are matriculated at an accredited college or university

– Sophomore or higher status

– Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher

– A letter of recommendation from a previous professor

– A personal essay


Students at the Pantheon Institute define themselves by outstanding academic performance and an exceptional desire to be challenged, explore new paths, and delve into their surroundings. They hail from schools all over the country and from a variety of different disciplines. What they have in common is a passion to immerse themselves in Italian culture and delve passionately into the beauty and history of Rome.

Size and Location

Each semester, the Pantheon Institute hosts between 35 and 75 students. We consider our size one of our best assets; because the Institute is small, students receive an unparalleled level of personal attention, but there are still plenty of activities and opportunities for cultural immersion and learning.

The Institute’s location in Rome is one of its greatest attributes: students learn in classrooms and studios across from the Pantheon and in Palazzo  Doria Pamphilj. They reside on the banks of the Tiber in Trastevere. Their daily commute is a 15-minute walk through some of the most historically significant architecture in the world. The entirety of Rome is at their fingertips, and they are encouraged to explore it fully. For more information on the benefits of our unique location in Rome, visit our Student Life in Rome page.

Student Services and Health and Safety

The Institute maintains an average 1:10 staff to student ratio and offers incomparable attention to students’ needs. With our 24-hour emergency hotline, there is always someone available if a situation arises. At the Pantheon Institute, we are resolutely committed to the welfare of our students, and we have developed comprehensive health, safety, and emergency policies and procedures to ensure our students’ well-being at all times.


The Pantheon Institute is consistently priced below the average cost for study abroad programs in Italy. Given the multiplicity of covetable features that define our program, these factors make the Institute not only affordable, but of exceptional value as well. For details, see our Tuition and Fees.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the Pantheon Institute. Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with any questions. We hope we can work with you to ensure a once-in-a-lifetime study abroad experience for your students!