Study Abroad in Florence, Italy - Internship

Intern Abroad in Florence: Cultural Excursions

From Florence, you can easily explore the unspoiled beauty of Tuscanyís rolling hills and valleys, dotted with tall cypress, olive groves and Chianti vineyards. You can venture further north to Milan, one of the fashion capitals of the world, and where the operas of Donizetti, Puccini and Verdi are performed. Or travel south to Naples to see Mount Vesuvius and explore the archaeological ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum.

London, England (2 Nights)

Included only for students on the AIFS Flight Package

Begin your semester with a 2-night visit to London en route to your orientation in Italy. This will allow you to relax, recover from jet lag and get to know your fellow classmates while touring Englandís capital.

Take a sightseeing tour with a professional guide who will point out some of Londonís most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. Have time to explore the city on your own where you can take in the gorgeous parks and gardens, see a play in the West End or shop for vintage clothes at Camden Market.

Includes accommodations, breakfast, entrance fees and sightseeing as indicated. Lunch and dinner are not included.


A visit to Rome is included for all students. During the spring semester, the Rome field trip is part of the orientation for students on the Traditional Program and the Fashion Management and Marketing Program. Spring Internship Program students and all fall semester students visit Rome later in their program.

Field Trip to Rome (Fall – 4 Days)

Included in program fee. This trip is part of the coursework for the course ARH 273 Introduction to Italian Art.

Day 1: Departure from Florence to Rome by private bus. Afternoon visit to the Colosseum.

Day 2: Visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peterís Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.

Day 3: Take a full-day tour of the city including the Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna and the Pantheon.

Day 4: Visit Tivoli and the Villa díEste with its famous fountains, or a free morning to see the Vatican before returning to Florence.

Includes bed and breakfast, travel, entrance fees and sightseeing as indicated. Lunch and dinner are not included.

Field trip to Rome (Spring – 3 Days)

Included in program fee This trip is part of the coursework for orientation course ARH 273 Introduction to Italian Art.

Orientation meetings in the afternoon

Day 1: Train transfer to Rome Ė Afternoon city walking guided tour, including Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna and the Pantheon.

Day 2: Morning visit to the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peterís Basilica. Afternoon free time.

Day 3: Morning visit to the Colosseum and Fori Imperiali. Afternoon train transfer to Florence.

Includes bed, breakfast and one other meal per day, travel, entrance fees and sightseeing as indicated.

Field trip to Venice (3 Days)

Included in program fee
This trip is part of the coursework for the course ARH 273 – Introduction to Italian Art.

Day 1: Depart Florence and enjoy a free afternoon for individual activities.

Day 2: Visit the monuments of Venice, including Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Cathedral, the Doges’ Palace and the Guggenheim Museum with an art professor. Afternoon free for individual activities.

Day 3: Visit the Accademia Museum, the churches of Santa Maria dei Frari and San Rocco, as well as other points of interest before returning to Florence.

Siena (Day visit)

Included in program fee

One of the loveliest cities in Italy, Siena is surrounded by red clay hills from which the color sienna is named. The city welcomes you with its motto, Cor magis tibi Sena pandit (Siena opens its heart to you) inscribed on the Camollia Gate. See the Campo, the main square, where the famous Palio horse race is staged twice a year. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets lined with palace and patrician mansions before returning to Florence.

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.

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