• Italy
    • Florence

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Academic Year Fall Spring
Apartment Host Family
  • Must be 18 years or older to apply
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA required for students with at least 75 semester credits; Minimum 3.0 GPA required for students with 45-74 semester credits and for all students seeking placements in finance and political science


Price Details
AIFS Abroad is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, and over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS Abroad in the form of scholarships or grants. Coordinated AIFS Abroad Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Round trip flights, airport transfers and 2-night London stopover included for students on the optional AIFS Flight Package.

Sep 08, 2023
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About Program

Spend a semester or academic year in the classic city of Florence with AIFS Abroad. Earn up to 13 credits each semester through Fairfield University in Florence. No previous Italian language study is required. You’ll live in an Italian homestay or a shared student apartment. Both housing options include a meal plan.

Select the Internship Program to begin or advance your Italian language, gain international work experience and study relevant coursework to your internship placement.

AIFS in Florence includes a one-week orientation in Tuscany (fall) or Rome (spring) before the semester begins to help you acclimate to life in Italy.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities including:
• Guided city walks
• Visits to museums
• Italian cooking classes
• 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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Program Highlights

  • 3-day trip to Rome (Fall) or 5-day trip to Rome (Spring)
  • 2-day trip to Venice
  • Earn up to 13 credits and transcript issued by Fairfield Unviersity
  • No previous Italian language study required
  • Meal plan valued at $1,700

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AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS also offers internship and study abroad + internship blended programs to support the development of personal and professional skills.

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