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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Semester, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/27/2022 04/28/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Community Service-Learning Abroad, International Internship, Semester/Year Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Arts, Business, Communication, Criminology, Economics, English, Film and Media Arts, Government & Politics, History, Humanities, International & Cultural Studies, International Business, Internships, Italian, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Sciences, Sociology Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Homestay
Program Description:

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Florence, Italy
Spend a semester or academic year in the artistically and culturally rich city of Florence, Italy, with AIFS! Choose from a wide variety of courses at the AIFS Global Education Center with up to 16 credits awarded by Fairfield University. No previous Italian language study is required.

Select the Traditional Academic Program to begin or advance your Italian language and select courses from a variety of subjects. During Spring semester, a Fashion Management and Marketing Program is also available.

The program includes a one-week orientation. Fall semester orientation is on the coast of Tuscany, while orientation for spring semester is in Rome.

Live in an Italian homestay or a shared student apartment. Both housing options include a meal plan.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities including:
  • Guided city walks
  • Visits to museums
  • Italian cooking classes
  • Opera and ballet performances
  • Day trips to Pisa, Lucca and the Vespa Factory.
Fall students take a 3-day trip to Rome. Spring students take a 5-day trip to Rome. All students enjoy 2-days in Venice and a day trip to Siena.
 
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Over 50% of our students receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants!  
   
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.