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Academics - January Term 2023

AIFS Global Education Center

The AIFS Global Education Center is located in the heart of Italyís capital city. The Resident Director and staff are based here, and most classes are held in the Center. Students have access to free Wi-Fi during office hours. Academic credit for the AIFS Rome program is awarded by Fairfield University.

The Global Education Center program offer students the very best combination of cultural immersion and academic rigor. Students can expect small class sizes, hightouch support and interaction with the local community. They will be engaged with experiential and community activities that will ensure they stay out of the study abroad bubble and facilitate addressing the critical questions about cultural differences, global issues and their own identity, contributing to the increased self-awareness that is at the at the heart of a truly successful study abroad experience.

Fairfield University is a private Jesuit University founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a School of Record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and nonFairfield students

Academic Overview

Admissions Requirements Open to high school graduates and first year, sophomore, junior and senior college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA (lower GPAs will be considered on a case-by-case basis).

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted snumber of absences may lose all or partial credit.

Course Selection Students take one 3-credit course. Courses taken for transfer credit should be approved by your advisor or appropriate person at your home school prior to registration.

Credit Hours are in parentheses. Credits for each course are equal to American credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. Classes are taught Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Fairfield University. An official transcript will be sent directly to the studentís home institution on completion of the program.

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