Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

Study Abroad in Rome: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester (with meal allowance) $15,995
Fall or Spring Semester (without meal allowance) $14,695

Stay for a year and save $2,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $2,000 toward their second semester fee.

Program Fee Includes:


  • Personalized assistance from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect


  • Tuition—up to 19 semester credits
  • Housing—in apartments or in an Italian homestay
  • Meals—group meals, tastings and meal vouchers for five breakfasts and five lunches or dinners a week (valued at $1,300)
  • 2-week Language Preparation and Cultural Orientation Program in Florence—start off the program in Florence and enjoy local cultural activities and earn 2 credits taking Italian Language at one of 4 levels and an additional 1 credit studying Italian Art.
  • Cultural activities including day trips to Assisi and Trevi, visits to museums, art galleries, churches, theaters, archaeological sites, concerts, cooking and wine tasting
  • Excursions and day trips including a 3-day excursion to Venice and a 3-day excursion to Naples and Pompeii
  • Museum entrances for all course related visits
  • Resident Director to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Rome and to help you adjust to a different learning environment and to navigate university policy and procedure
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Italy and help you adjust to Italian culture
  • AIFS Office to meet with the Resident Director and staff
  • University services including use of the library, computer labs and access to career services and a broad arts and culture program
  • Permits of Stay (registration with local police authorities)
  • Volunteer opportunities and for-credit internships and service learning course
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by Richmond, The American International University in London will be sent to your home institution on completion of your program
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee and $250 refundable damage deposit. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or spring semester


  • U.S. to London
  • London to Italy
  • Italy to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to London Hotel
  • London Hotel to Airport
  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

London Visit

  • 2-night London stopover on the way to campus

Fees by departure city

Des Moines$1,880
Los Angeles$2,000
New York/Newark$1,760
San Francisco$1,980
St. Louis$1,840

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)