Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

  • Academic Year, Fall or Spring Semester
  • Courses Taught in English and Italian
    (no previous Italian language study required)
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing,a meal plan valued at $1,700, orientation, excursions and cultural activities, trips to Rome, Venice and Siena, and more. Optional AIFS Flight Package available.
  • Courses include: art history, communications, economics, fashion, history, international business, international relations, internship, Italian language, literature, marketing, music, philosophy, photography, religion, service learning, sociology, studio art, fashion management and marketing
  • Internship Program also available
  • Visa required before traveling to Italy
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Transcripts issued by Richmond, The American International University in London
 Exclusive meal plan valued at $1,700

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

  • Spring semester applications are accepted on a space available basis. Click here for availability.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available!
The scholarship deadline is April 15 for the Academic Year/Fall Semester and September 15 for the Spring Semester.


Students must apply for a visa with the Italian Consulate. Upon acceptance, AIFS will provide instructions and the necessary official documents about the academic program and the semester in Italy; however, students must contact the Italian Consulate directly for the appropriate visa forms.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Shannon Sanctuary

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5073

Originally from New Hampshire, I received my bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire and my master's degree from the University of Bridgeport. As an undergraduate, I studied abroad in Brisbane, Australia, which sparked my passion for international study and travel. After graduating from UNH, I returned to Australia for three months, volunteering for a non-profit in Sydney. Upon my return, I sought a job in international education and joined AIFS in 2006. Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, sewing, and getting back to my New Hampshire roots by spending time outdoors.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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