Depending on the term you select, choose from a wide variety of courses and subjects to earn semester credits living and studying in Rome, Italy. Studio art classes in drawing, painting, and photography are also available. All courses are taught in English, with the exception of Italian language (no previous Italian language study required). Live in a student apartment or Italian homestay. Numerous social and cultural activities are included in each academic term. Trips and excursions may include sightseeing tours of Rome, visits to Viterbo and the Hot Baths, rugby and soccer matches, visits to the Vatican museums and a trip to Perugia and Assisi in the Umbria region. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details. Students choose from courses in art history, communications, film, history, business, Italian, journalism, photography, social sciences and more. Academic year, fall and spring semester students earn 2 credits taking a 2-week Language Preparation and Culture Program in Florence in advance of their studies in Rome. Volunteer opportunities are available and interested students can enhance their volunteer work with a for-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship course. Students who study music have the opportunity to do extra coursework through Saint Louis College of Music in Rome.
AIFS in London offers several study abroad options options including dynamic internship opportunities. Students can opt to do a Certificate in British Studies Program and focus on courses related to British culture, or choose from myriad 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.
Spectacular mountain ranges surround Stellenbosch, the university town in the winelands of the Western Cape. The elegant Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian houses that grace the oak tree-lined streets reflect the history of one of South Africa’s oldest towns. Take a stroll and you’ll find interesting museums, open-air coffee shops, bistros and a thriving art scene; go further afield and you can hike through vineyards, orchards and mountain ranges. Study here and become part of a vibrant academic community with a tranquil and laid-back atmosphere.
AIFS in Stellenbosch offers a traditional academic program as well as a Learning for Sustainable Community Engagement Program (LSCE). Students can choose courses from Stellenbosch University’s full course catalog which cover a broad range of subjects. LSCE students take specific courses in Sustainable Community Engagement, plus one or two electives, in addition to volunteer work in the community. AIFS also offers students with an interest in art, photography, ceramics or marketing the opportunity to intern at the Ardmore Ceramic Studio in Kwazulu Natal.