Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

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Life - January Term 2021

AIFS in Rome Resident Director, January Term Program

AIFS Resident Director

Rosanna Graziani

Phone: (39) 06 6813 6104

Ciao! I have been a Resident Director for AIFS since 1995; first in Florence, and subsequently here in Rome. I received my Laurea (MA) with honors from the University of Florence in English language and literature and then specialized in museum studies at the University of Perugia. I studied abroad myself as a student, spending time in France, Spain and the U.K. I love yoga and travelling, and I have visited many countries including the U.S.

My favorite aspect of being your Resident Director is to see Italy through your eyes and hear your perceptions about this beautiful city. You will be able to share your new experience with me and my team very easily, because our office is in the Study Center. We are always on hand to talk about everything from the Italian architecture to the rhythm of life and to answer any questions you may have.

I hope to guide and support you as you leave your home country and immerse yourself into a new and wonderful experience.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.

Housing and Meals

Each apartment is privately owned and is unique in atmosphere, size, design, facilities, floor plan, and number of bedrooms.

  • Shared with 2 to 6 other AIFS students
  • Double rooms (some single rooms may be available)
  • Kitchen supplies and furnishings
  • Washing machine

Living with an Italian family gives you invaluable cultural insight and fast progress with the Italian language.

  • Shared room with another AIFS student
  • Own key
  • Access to kitchen

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Rome

All program-arranged accommodations are carefully selected in central, safe and agreeable areas of the city. Please note that a limited number of homestays are available.


  • Vouchers to be used for breakfast and lunch (or dinner) five days per week for three weeks to use in selected local restaurants, trattorias, coffee shops and grocery stores

AIFS Study Center

AIFS Study Center is located in a beautiful building in the heart of Rome’s historic center, close to Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Trastevere and Vatican City.

In addition to classrooms, the AIFS study center houses administrative offices, a computer lab with Wi-Fi hotspots, a laser printer, a reference library, and two small student lounges. The center is entirely Wi-Fi accessible. Students and faculty regularly gather in the welcoming spaces of the Study Center to study and socialize.

A dedicated team of qualified English-speaking staff members is available to support students with a range of services, from academic queries and advice on adjusting to the new culture to travel advice and local area information.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Italian culture, various activities will be organized such as:

  • Italian cooking classes
  • Food markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Visit to the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  • Concerts
  • Walking tours
  • Gelato tour
  • Museum visits
  • Italian soccer matches
  • Farewell dinner