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.
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.
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!