Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

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Study Abroad in Florence: Cultural Excursions

Included in your program fee are a range of trips and excursions which take you outside Florence and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Italy.

Field Trip to Rome (Fall – 3 days / Spring – 1 week)

Included in program fee.

This trip is part of the coursework for the course AVC 4800 Introduction to Italian Art. Enjoy a field trip to Rome, part of the AVC 4800 Introduction to Italian Art course. Trip includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing and visits to famous sights such as the Colosseum, Campidoglio, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona (and more)
  • Opportunity to visit the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peterís Basilica
  • Free time on Sunday morning to explore or attend mass in St. Peterís Square (if the Pope is in Rome)

Field Trip to Venice (2 days)

Included in program fee.

This trip is part of the coursework for the course AVC 4800 Introduction to Italian Art. Students have the opportunity to explore the underground city of Venice guided by professionals at historians. The trip includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Guided walking tour to places of interest including St. Markís Square, St. Markís Cathedral, the Doge's Palace and the Guggenheim Museum
  • Free time to explore

Visits to Venice and Rome are included in the program fee. Since full-year students do not repeat the orientation program or trips to Venice and Rome, they are free to travel independently at their own expense during these periods.

Siena (day visit)

Included in program fee

Explore medieval Siena for a day. Visit will include:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Exploring the Piazza del Campo, renowned worldwide for its beauty

Optional Trip to London, England (2 nights)

Included only for students on the AIFS Flight Package

Check Buckingham Palace off your bucket list with a trip to London en-route to campus. Visit includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided sightseeing tour past major sights such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Tower of London
  • Free time to explore on your own

Dates and itineraries for all excursions are tentative and subject to change.