GAP YEAR

The Rome City gap year program offers the unique opportunity to study and play sports at a high level in Italy by attending Rome City Institute, our professional academy. The objective of Rome City Institute is to develop our players tactically, technically, and physically and to prepare them for a higher level of sport. At the same time, our athletes attend academic courses each semester

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WHAT WE PROVIDE

Rome City Institute offers the best combination of sport and education. Our main goal is the help prepare out student athletes so the will have the essential tools to have a head start to their college career. This gap year program in Italy also offers high school students the unique opportunity to get college credit. With a variety of our options this Rome City Institute gap year program is perfect for any student.  

  • Training 6 times per week 
  • Weekly games against Italian clubs 
  • Tryouts and showcases 
  • Regular access to gym 
  • Tours of professional facilities 
  • Access to Serie A games 
  • Video analysis sessions 
  • SMI Methodology license 
  • Italian courses 
  • Mental coaching 
  • Access to US and Italian college network
  • Club placement 
  • Accommodation in the heart of Rome 
  • Meals 
  • Periodic Development Reports 
  • Periodic Fitness Testing 
  • Physiotherapy Service 
  • Full NIKE Kit 
  • City tours 
  • 24/7 Emergency Contact 
  • Visa Assistance

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course students establish an introductory base in the Italian language in the four areas of language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. It will introduce features of the Italian language needed for interaction in everyday practical situations, such as café, restaurants, accommodation, and shops. The course satisfies a limited number of immediate needs necessary for survival in the target language culture. Together with the language, we will also explore aspects of Italian culture.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Academics

During the gap year, our student-athletes attend two academic courses. The courses are accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and can be transferred to the other academic institution.

Club and College Placement

The final objective of the gap year is to provide our athletes with the right opportunities to sign with a club or to find the right college. We work with Italian clubs and with Italian and US based universities.

Training

Professional training 6 times a week led by our professional coaches. We develop our players technically, tactically, physically and mentally. We want our athletes to reach their full potential so they can access more opportunities.

VIDEOS

The Voice of Our Students

Inside the Mind Of a Winner

Rome City Soccer Training

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