• Italy
    • Rome
Art History Arts Business Communications Culinary Arts Design Economics Education Fashion Design Film Finance History International Business International Relations Journalism Marketing Media Relations Public Policy Social Work Tourism +10

Program Details

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 & for all students seeking placements in finance and political science


Price Details
AIFS 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 in the form of scholarships or grants. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance, and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS 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 04, 2019
Dec 15, 2019
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About Program

Save $2,000 when you study abroad in Rome for Spring 2020!
Spend a semester or academic year in Rome with AIFS. Earn up to 16 credits through the International Internship Program at Richmond University in Rome. No previous Italian language study is required. Live in an Italian homestay or a shared student apartment.

Internships are available in:
• Art
• Business
• Communications
• Design and Media
• Economics
• Education
• Film Studies
• Food Studies
• History
• International Business
• International Relations
• Management and Tourism
• Marketing
• Museum Studies
• Political Science
• Social Science

You'll enjoy numerous social and cultural activities including a:
• 3-day excursion to Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Capri
• 3-days in Florence
• Day trip to the villages of Assisi and Spello.
Optional excursions include 3-days to Venice, 3-days to Auschwitz and Kraków, Poland and 3-days i

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Program Highlights

  • Save $2,000 on Rome Programs for Spring 2020
  • Meal plan valued at $1,400
  • 3-day trip to Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Capri Island
  • 3 days in Florence
  • Earn up to 16 credits and transcript issued by Richmond, The American International University in London

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I've also pasted my review for the semester classes program below as I've studied abroad in Rome with AIFS twice, once for the classes program and once for the internship.
When I returned with AIFS I wasn't sure if my second time could live up to the first, but it did! I was placed in an internship in an Embassy in Rome and attended meetings at the UN and met ambassadors! The Richmond staff helped me feel up to date with the other students despite me only taking 2 classes (due to the 6 credit internship) while the other students took more. This was a very enriching way to spend a semester abroad and I truly wish I could do it a third time.
Original review: I understand that study abroad being life changing is a cliche and I used to roll my eyes at it too! But then I did it, twice, both times through AIFS in Rome and I can truly say my life is changed. I went from a shy introvert who longed to go home after being home sick for 2 days, to suddenly someone with many friends and a new zest for life and desire to explore. The classes were scheduled to fit well with allowing for cultural out of classroom learning and the on site staff made you comfortable and were so welcoming. My experience was so incredible the first time, that immediately upon getting back to my home university, I worked hard with my academic counselor to make going back a possibility. I then returned to do an internship and grew even more. I cannot recommend this program enough!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I got to meet the president of Malta while interning at the Embassy of Malta to Italy
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Questions & Answers

They could potentially transfer. The major thing to note is that with our program you would need to be enrolled full-time. It would also depend if you were going to school online or in person. If you would like to chat more about this, send us an email at aifsstudyabroad@aifs.com!