Buenos Aires, the charismatic capital of Argentina, combines European style and sophistication with South American energy, flair, and passion. Academic year, Fall, Spring, and Summer students will study at the University of Belgrano and earn college credits through a wide variety of courses from art history and architecture to business and sociology in our Traditional Program, or in our Medical Spanish Immersion Program. When you study with AIFS in Buenos Aires, you may choose to live in a homestay, or student apartment, depending on the program term. Enjoy a wide range of social and cultural activities such as trips to museums and galleries, tours around the city and its museums and galleries, a tango dancing night, and traditional 'mate' tea and 'asado' Argentine grill get-togethers. Day trips and excursions include a trip to Colonia del Sacramento, and optional excursions to Iguazu Falls and a Fiesta Gaucha. Please refer to the AIFS website for program and term-specific details.
Earn credits through a wide variety of courses when you study in beautiful, historic Florence at Richmond University. 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, in which students take a 2-week Intensive Language Preparation course worth 2 credits. In the spring semester, a Fashion Management and Marketing Program is also offered. Volunteer opportunities are available and interested students can enhance their volunteer work with a for-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship course. Please refer to our website for term-specific program details!
Earn college credit in South America's largest city, founded in 1554 by Jesuit priests. São Paulo has a unique ethnic diversity, not found anywhere else in the world. The multicultural metropolis is the economic and cultural heart of Brazil with the highest national consumer market and a vibrant fashion and music scene. Depending on the term, students can earn up to 9 or 18 semester credits while living in a homestay or student apartment/house. A meal allowance is provided. Cultural and social activities range from guided tours of the city center, to trips to art museums, and day trips to Juquehy Beach, Santos and Embu Das Artes. Check your desired term for specific program details, as summer programs differ slightly from year and semester programs. Volunteer and internship opportunities are available to academic year and semester students.