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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Perugia, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer Session
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment, Hotel
Program Term: Summer Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Program Provider: RWU Areas of Study: Accounting, CORE Curriculum, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Senior Seminar
Program Location: Italy
Program Description:
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Program Description

The Perugia, Italy study abroad program provides students with a 3-credit learning experience in Italy. Through travel and living in Italy, students will develop a deep understanding of the economy, history, culture, and customs. Students interact within a University environment, in the city of Perugia, and in a variety of ancient and modern cities throughout the country. Students will learn the concepts of Fraud Examination, as we study the topic of fraud and embezzlement in US and Italian companies, both large and small. 

 During the month, students will have the opportunity to travel to Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Ravenna, and other smaller day trips to local towns and villages. Students will live in fully furnished apartments, where they can interact with their Italian neighbors, prepare their own meals and function as residents within the town.

Included in the cost of the program are apartments in Perugia, hotels in Venice, Senigallia, Florence, Sorrento and Rome; all admissions for Florence, Venice, and Rome, transportation while in Italy, 11 dinners and 9 breakfasts.

Program Capacity:  12
Required Credits:  3


Open to All Majors

Program Prerequisites

  • GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Must have consent of Instructor(s)
  • Good academic and judicial standing
  • ACCTG 202

Application Deadline: February 1st 

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Academic Details

Courses Offered:

  • ACCTG 310: Fraud Examination- This course introduces concepts and techniques useful for accountants, managers, business owners and criminal investigators. The course will cover the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. It covers many types of financial statement fraud including asset misappropriation, fraudulent financial statements, tax fraud and electronic fraud. Topics include skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, and the detection, prevention, investigation and resolution of various types of fraud. Real cases and situations will be used to enhance the real world nature of the course


Student accommodations will consist of apartment-style living.

Program Dates

July 31 - August 24, 2020 

Financial Details

Program Fee: $TBD
  • Includes tuition, lodging, guided transport
  • Does not include airfare, most meals, drinks and tips

Payment Deadlines:
February 15th: $500 NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit
April 1st: Remaining Balance

Financial Aid and Scholarships
RWU students applying to RWU-sponsored short term study abroad programs are not eligible for financial aid, however, they may apply to one or both of the scholarships listed below.  Students apply for the scholarship(s) at the same time they submit their application for a short-term program abroad. In order to be considered for the Global Engagement Scholarship, they must submit their application by stated program application deadline.

The Bridging the World Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on academic merit only
Scholarships awards based on financial need and academic merit 

The Global Engagement Scholarship:
Scholarship awards based on financial need only (limited funds available) 

More Information

Faculty Leader:
Associate Professor Lynn Ruggieri, Accounting
Office:  SB 221

Health & Safety Abroad
Students should review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for complete information regarding the health concerns and vaccine recommendations specific to Perugia. Students should also review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security.

All information subject to change - Roger Williams University reserves the right to cancel any faculty-led program offered during the academic year for insufficient enrollment or for any other reason. These reasons may include safety and security concerns at the program location. Should it prove necessary to do so, the School will promptly notify all registrants.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.