Spend 3, 4, or 7 weeks exploring the unparalleled wealth of history and monuments of the Eternal City. There is more to see and experience in Rome than anywhere else. Here you will learn history and art while visiting the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain or the Vatican Museums and stepping on the streets trodden by emperors, popes, writers, musicians, poets and artists fascinated by the unique beauty and memorizing atmosphere of the Eternal City. There are many wonderful day trip options to get away from the city hustle and bustle. As part of your academic programs you will also have the opportunity to spend some time exploring the beautiful cities of Florence, Venice, Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Capri. 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. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details. 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.
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 covers 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.
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 26,000 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. Please refer to our website for term-specific details.