Earn credits through a wide variety of courses when you study in beautiful, historic Florence. You’ll have the option to live in a homestay or in a student apartment as you experience many social and cultural activities, such as trips to local art galleries, an Italian cooking class, and visits to the local museums. Enjoy trips to Rome, Siena and Venice, immersing yourself in the Italian culture. Volunteer and internship opportunities are also available. AIFS in Florence includes a one-week orientation before the semester begins so students can acclimate themselves to Italian language and culture. Fall semester students attend orientation in the beach-side town of Pietrasanta, while spring semester students attend orientation in Rome. A for-credit International Internship Program (IIP) is also available, as well as a Fashion Management and Marketing Program (spring only). Volunteer opportunities are available and interested students can enhance their volunteer work with a for-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship course.
The bustling city center of Amsterdam is easily negotiable by foot or bicycle, with 160 canals, 1,281 bridges and 90 islands all reclaimed from the sea. Founded on Calvinistic principles, today the entrepreneurial spirit of the Dutch culture lives on with a lively arts scene and cafes. The strong work ethic in Amsterdam produced a society supportive of Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh that fill the museums today. The original religious zeal has been transformed into the uniquely Amsterdammer gezellig frame of mind. According to DutchAmsterdam.nl, Locals and foreigners alike will tell you that the word cannot be translated. Its meaning includes everything from cozy to friendly, from comfortable to relaxing, and from enjoyable to gregarious. Amsterdam Direct Enrollment Conservatorium van Amsterdam As a Music student, you will flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. Enrolling in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the largest and most diverse music conservatory in the Netherlands, integrates you fully into a specialized institution where you study with other students who are dedicated to the study of music. The Conservatorium van Amsterdam takes full advantage of the established reputation in music to offer outstanding instruction in classical and jazz music performance, theory, and composition. The Conservatorium is dedicated to upholding superior standards of teaching, performing, and creating music through a highlyindividualized course of study. It aims to train you to become a versatile musician at the highest level of professional musicianship. A member of the Amsterdam School of the Arts, the CvA was originally established as the Amsterdam Conservatorium in 1884. The vast majority of courses at the CvA are taught in English. If you wish to study at the CvA, you should be a strong Performance, Composition, or Theory major with the motivation and intention to become a professional musician, a music scholar, or a composer. Finally, we want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life abroad. We also take you on field trips to see some of the great cities of the Netherlands, such as Groningen and Maastricht. Amsterdam Direct Enrollment Gerrit Rietveld Academie As an Art student, you will flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a progressive, innovative art and design school that values the productive interplay between theory and practice, between research and experimentation. With a philosophy that stresses independence and creativity through a highlyindividualized curriculum, the GRA wants you to be self reliant and highly motivated qualities you will need to be a successful professional artist. Within the unstructured group studio environment at GRA, you are not given assignments or syllabi, but receive individual coaching from Academie tutors. The population is diverse at GRA, with more than 50 nationalities represented in its student body. Most of the 200 tutors are independent artists or designers who bring realworld, professional experience to the classroom. Amsterdam will also be your classroom. Study the Dutch Golden Age in art at the famous Rijksmuseum or the famous works at the Van Gogh Museum. And be sure to enjoy one of the many concerts that take place at the prestigious Amsterdam Concertgebouw. We want you to feel at home in Amsterdam, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life abroad. Our goal is to give you every resource you need to make the most of living and learning in Amsterdam.
Dates for FUBiS term II 2017: June 3- July 15, 2017 (6 weeks) Registration Deadline: May 6, 2017.
Earn up to 16 credits through a wide variety of courses when you study and intern in the “Eternal City” of Rome. You’ll receive international work experience, helping you test a potential career path while exploring interests and abilities in new ways. Live in an Italian home or in a student apartment as you experience numerous social and cultural activities, such as excursions to Viterbo and the Hot Baths, rugby and soccer matches, and visits to the Vatican museums and the Colosseum. You will also enjoy a 3-day trip to Naples and Pompeii and a 3-day trip to Venice. Prior to the start of the semester, you will attend a two-week language orientation in Florence. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
Milan is the economic and financial hub of Italy, a fast-paced business and fashion-oriented city, and one of Europe’s most exciting locations. Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your résumé and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. IES Internships' unpaid, academic internships have placed Milan interns at a variety of companies while also showing them the sights and sounds of Italy. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interview skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You'll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you'll work for at least 25 hours a week. You will enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities. An optional 3-credit language course is also offered, the placement for which is determined by an online predeparture language test. With IES Internships' dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll find an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out. AVAILABLE FIELDS: Accounting Arts (Art gallery, Music studio production, Theater) Business & Finance Communications, Advertising & Marketing Design E-Commerce Education Fashion Logistics Luxury companies Not-for-Profit organizations Publishing
Dates for FUBiS term III 2017: July 22- August 19, 2017 (4 weeks) Registration Deadline: June 24, 2017.
Spend 4 weeks in London, Paris, and Milan, 3 of the leading fashion capitals of the world, as well as Florence. You’ll earn 3 credits as you learn how to market fashion in the 21st century. The itinerary is carefully planned to maximize time in each location, ensuring you strike the right balance between classroom learning, field trips, sightseeing activities and free time. You will stay in student residences and hotels as you travel throughout Europe on this exciting program.
Paris is one of the world’s great capitals of culture. Known throughout the world for its museums and historical monuments, the city has a laid back vibe and is easy to get around. It's a great city for students to explore with top restaurants and great names in fashion among vintage stores, cafés and take-away crêpes stalls. Prior to spring and fall semesters, an optional early start Intensive French Language and Culture Program in Cannes is available. Students earn 2 credits and acclimate to France in the sunny Mediterranean city of Cannes, with all levels of French available from beginner through superior. Once in Paris, students begin their chosen course of study at Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne (CCFS) following an orientation workshop. Additionally, AIFS students may take art at the Académie de Port Royal or music courses through the Schola Cantorum. Volunteer opportunities are also available. In January term (winter) students examine how fashion contributes to and is used to express identity in the fine arts course: Fashion in France 18th-21st Century at the prestigious Sorbonne, an independent unit of the University of Paris. This class explores links between fashion and artistic, cultural, social and political contexts across French history. Depending on the term, excursions and travel options may include a trip to the Château of Versailles; an excursion to the Champagne region; a Bateaux-Mouches boat trip along the Seine; a trip to the Châteaux de la Loire; a tour of London, England; and a trip to tour Normandy and Brittany. Visit the AIFS website for term-specific details.
Spend 3 weeks in one of the best-known cities in the world, home to countless historical monuments and museums. Paris has a rich past, full of writers, artists, architects and political figures. The city has drawn intellectuals, free-thinkers and revolutionaries from Benjamin Franklin, Rousseau and Voltaire, to Gertrude Stein, Sartre and James Joyce. Paris is a modern, fast-paced yet romantic city, bursting with excitement and inspiration from around the world. AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive fees cover tuition and housing, with scholarship funding available. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Convenient AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.