Study Abroad in Rome, Italy - Internship

AIFS Program at a Glance - Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

  • Fall or Spring Semester
  • Courses Taught in English and Italian (no previous Italian language study required)
  • Open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA for students with at least 75 semester credits; Minimum 3.0 GPA for students with 45-74 semester credits (3.0 GPA for all students seeking placements in finance or political science) (additional criteria apply)
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, a meal plan, excursions and cultural activities, trips to Florence, Naples and Pompeii, and more. Optional AIFS Flight Package available.
  • Program begins with a 2-week Orientation
  • Internships in art, design & media, communications, education, history, international business, international relations, political science, social science.
  • Traditional Academic Program and Music Program also available.
  • Visa required before traveling to Italy
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts issued by Richmond, The American International University in London


Volunteer opportunities available

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

  • Fall Semester is full. Click here for available programs.
  • Spring Semester is full. Click here for available programs.

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available!
The scholarship deadline is April 15 for the Academic Year/Fall Semester and October 1 for the Spring Semester.


Students must apply for a visa with the Italian Consulate. Upon acceptance, AIFS will provide instructions and the necessary official documents required to obtain a student visa; however, students must contact the Italian Consulate directly for the appropriate visa forms. For further information visit the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs website:

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Shannon Sanctuary

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5073

Originally from New Hampshire, I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire and my master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport. As an undergraduate, I studied abroad in Brisbane, Australia, which sparked my passion for international study and travel. After graduating from UNH, I returned to Australia for three months, volunteering for a non-profit in Sydney. Upon my return, I sought a job in international education and joined AIFS in 2006.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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