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Academics - January Term 2022

AIFS Global Education Center

The AIFS Global Education Center is located in the heart of Italy’s 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. 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 non-Fairfield 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). No previous Italian language study required. Evidence of academic ability is required in the form of your most recent transcript.

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

Course Selection Students can select 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. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

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