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Experience Italy with AIFS Abroad

The inside of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
Boats and colorful buildings on the coast of Italy.
An aerial view of Florence, Italy.

Go Abroad in Italy

Study or intern abroad in Italy with AIFS and you may just scratch the surface of what this timeless nation has to offer.

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Choosing the Right City for You

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Florence

In Florence, artistic, cultural and historic richness is ever present. With the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, Accademia and San Marco creating a wonderful backdrop, it is no surprise that walking along the Arno River you come across artists attempting to capture this beautiful city. Take in the sites in and around Florence on visits to museums, art galleries, churches and theaters. If you are a connoisseur of Italian cuisine, you can learn how to make pasta from scratch or experience a typical trattoria, where you can find some of the best food in Italy. Whatever your tastes, Florence is the perfect spot to acquire a genuine experience of Italian life and culture. 

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Milan

Known as “The Fashion Capital of the World,” this stylish and sophisticated city offers vast internship opportunities. With its dynamic business culture and work environment, there are placements in nearly every career field. Immerse yourself in this fast-paced, thriving environment of Milan. Italy is waiting for you!

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The Forum of Caesar in Rome, Italy.

Rome

With its sunny climate and unparalleled wealth of ancient history and monuments Rome offers a rewarding international education experience and countless opportunities to immerse oneself in 3,000 years of Western culture. As a contemporary European capital, it is utterly unique. There is more to see and to experience in Rome than anywhere else. Here you will learn history and art while visiting the Colosseum, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain or the Vatican Museums and walk along streets trodden by emperors, popes, writers, musicians, poets and artists, enjoying the unique beauty and mesmerizing atmosphere of the Eternal City.

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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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This program really prepares you and informs you on what to expect. There is always guidance when needed but a lot of freedom as well.

Studying abroad has affected both my academic career and my personal growth. Studying in Rome presented me with an opportunity to be completely immersed in the Italian language as well as being surrounded by art from ancient Rome, to the Renaissance and to the Baroque period. The opportunity to be continually surrounded by works of art by Michelangelo, Raphael, Bramante, Caravaggio, Bernini and more is incredible. I could just walk into a church and a statue created by Michelangelo or a painting by Caravaggio would be sitting right there for viewing. It was mind-blowing.

Volunteering at St. Edigio (food bank for homeless people) was a fantastic experience. I spent my volunteer hours running back and forth trying to serve homeless people while sparking up conversations, in broken Italian, with homeless people and other volunteers. I would highly recommend the volunteer program and I am thankful that I did it.

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