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 trips to Assisi, Sorento, Naples, Pompeii, Capri and Florence, with a range of optional excursions as well. 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 advance of their studies. 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 through the Music Program. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details.
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.