Students spend 3 weeks in the heart of the Dolomites mountain range in the northern Italian Alps living in a residence in the historical center of Brixen, Italy - the oldest town in the province. The area is recognized for culinary excellence, fantastic skiing and delightful holiday markets. Students will enjoy visiting piazzas filled with festive stalls and shops selling traditional gifts and sampling vin brulé, brezel and krapfen. This is a perfect location to learn about Italian food and culture. The history/anthropology course, Italian Food and Culture, provides an examination of the deep links between geography, history and the culture of Italian regional dishes. Students will learn about the development of Italian food culture through lectures, seminars, guest lectures and tastings/visits to local producers. Topics of discussion include: Italian regional differences in food preparation; representations of Italian food practices in media/film; food symbolism in Italian culture; food ethics and sustainable agriculture; and modern fast & slow food traditions in Italy. 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.
The St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1899 and became one of the major universities of Russia and the former Soviet Union. It was raised to the status of state technical university in 1990 in recognition of its importance. The University is home to more than 20,000 students and 2,000 professors, lecturers and instructors. The academic program is organized by the Russian Language Center at the Preparatory Department for Foreign Students, one mile from the main campus. This department trains students from all over the world who wish to enter higher education at Russian universities and is highly regarded for excellent teaching of Russian as a foreign language.
AIFS in London offers a unique academic program. Because of the wide range of degrees offered by Richmond, AIFS students have an array of courses to choose from to help fulfill and complement their degrees. Students can opt to do a Certificate in British Studies Program and focus on courses related to British culture, or choose from a myriad of courses in business, finance, economics, public relations, psychology, sociology, journalism, communications, art, history and more. Volunteer opportunities and an International Internship Program are also available. London is diverse, modern and thriving city, and with AIFS, central London is just outside your door. Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace count among the notable neighbors. A major political, financial and cultural center, London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theaters, historic buildings and a host of beautiful urban parks, London has something for everyone.