AIFS Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica: Semester Internship
Earn up to 19 credits through an internship placement and a variety of courses studying at Veritas University. Courses are taught in English and Spanish. Students must have a GPA of 2.6, be 20 years of age by the start of the placement, and have at least two years of college level Spanish and place into an advanced level of Spanish in order to participate. Live in a Costa Rican homestay within walking distance of the university and immerse yourself in "Tica" culture and Spanish language. Breakfast, dinner, laundry service and Internet are included. Cultural and social activities including excursions and day trips are also included in the program fee. The Internship Program allows students to gain valuable work experience and professional skills incorporated with their academic study. Students are placed in positions related to their major or interest and are assessed by meetings, as well as a final project and presentation. Placements are available in: biology, business, education, hospitality, social sciences, sports medicine, international relations, local NGOs and more.
The University of Limerick is one of Ireland’s (and Europe’s) most prestigious universities with 13,000 students. Its park-like campus is three miles from the city on the banks of the River Shannon. The location along with the magnificent facilities such as the Sports Arena, University Concert Hall and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance make this the ideal campus for learning and recreation. The University is home to the longest pedestrian bridge in Europe which joins the North and South campuses.
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. In the summer, academic and internship programs are offered, including a 3-week Wine Marketing Program (1 week in Barolo and 2 weeks in Florence). Please refer to our website for term-specific program details- academic and internship programs are available for summer, semester, and academic-year terms!