Earn semester credits studying subjects including Spanish language and culture at the prestigious University of Salamanca, Spain's oldest university. Founded in 1218, University of Salamanca is Europe's third oldest and Spain's leading national institution for Spanish instruction. Depending on the program term, select your course of study from a broad array of subjects. Academic year, fall and spring semester options include Spanish studies combined with International Relations, International Business and Culture programs as well as Integrated Studies with Spaniards. This is an optimal location to study Spanish language in a region of Spain where the purest Castilian Spanish is used. Accommodation options include an apartment, student residence or Spanish homestay. January term (winter) students study Intensive Spanish Language and Culture taught at four levels (no previous Spanish study required). Cultural and social activities include a guided tour of Salamanca, a tapas tour, Spanish cooking class, visits to galleries and museums and much more. Travel and cultural excursions may include a trip to Madrid; a trip to Madrid and Toledo; a visit to Segovia; a trip to Ciudad Rodrigo; a trip to Ribera del Duero; a tour of Andalucía, Seville, Granada, and Cordób; a trip to Lisbon, Portugal; a tour of Marrakech, Morocco; and an optional tour of London, England in advance of classes. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details.
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.
Viña del Mar
Earn up to 15 credits through a wide variety of courses studying at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Viña del Mar. Live as a member of a Chilean homestay, a great way to immerse yourself in the language, get involved in the culture and integrate into the community. Truly take in the culture of Chile with included social and cultural activities such as a day trips to Santiago Valparaiso, and Isla Negra. Options include a 4-day excursion to nearby Buenos Aires, Argentina. Community volunteer opportunities are also available.