AIFS Study Abroad in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This Galápagos program gives students the opportunity to earn 3 credits studying an environmental science course in one of the most pristine natural laboratories in the world. Stay with local families on San Cristóbal Island and in hotels in Quito and Santa Cruz Island. Based at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) extension campus on the island of San Cristóbal and taught by USFQ faculty, you will study major ecosystems of the islands and experience them firsthand on academic field excursions to designated visitor sites. These locations include some of the world's most beautiful beaches as well as species of flora and fauna that exist nowhere else on earth. Please visit the AIFS Study Abroad website for more term-specific information, as winter and summer sessions slightly vary.
Select from a wide range of courses from business to economics and political science to sociology, studying at DEREE - The American College of Greece in Athens. Your student apartment, built to house the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, is located a short walk from campus. Depending on the academic term you select, numerous social and cultural activities may include day trips to Delphi and the Sanctuary of Apollo; the Island of Hydra; or Nafplio and Palamidi Castle. Optional excursions may include a tour of London England; and a visit to Cape Sounion and the Temple of Poseidon. Please visit AIFS website for 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. 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!