Study Abroad in Rome, Italy - Internship

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Intern Abroad in Rome: Cultural Excursions

Discover Italian Villages: Assisi and Umbria Region (day trip)

Included in program fee

Discover the medieval villages of Assisi and Spello in Italy’s gorgeous Umbria region. Trip includes:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Sightseeing with an art professor including a tour of the Basilica of St. Francis and visit to a mill and olive oil tasting in Spello

Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Capri Island (3 days)

Included in program fee

This trip is part of the coursework for course ARH 4800 Introduction to Italian Art. Take an exciting getaway to Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Capri Island. Tour includes:

  • Accommodations and breakfast
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Visit archaeological ruins of Pompeii
  • Sightseeing with a Richmond art history professor in each location
  • Hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius
  • Visit to the National Archaeological Museum in Naples

Florence (3 days)

Included in program fee

This trip is part of the coursework for course ARH 4800 Introduction to Italian Art. Explore Florence, the jewel of Renaissance Italy, during an unforgettable visit with:

  • Accommodations and breakfasts
  • Round-trip transportation
  • See Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery
  • Guided sightseeing tour of the city center with a Richmond art history professor
  • Visits to the Palazzo Pitti, Santa Croce, and more
  • Free time to explore

Optional Excursion to London, England (2 nights)

Included only for students on the AIFS Flight Package

Check Buckingham Palace off your bucket list with a trip to London en-route to campus. Visit includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided sightseeing tour past major sights such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Tower of London
  • Free time to explore on your own

Optional Excursion to Venice (3 days - $675)

See why Venice is unlike anywhere else on Earth during a trip from Rome that includes:

  • Accommodations in a hotel near the Grand Canal
  • Round-trip transportation via fast train
  • Breakfast and one dinner
  • Sightseeing with a Richmond professor of sights such as the Piazza San Marco and the Doge’s Palace
  • Gondola ride along the Grand Canal and ferry pass for 3 days
  • Visit to St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Murano glass factory
  • Free time to explore

Optional Excursion to Auschwitz Camps and Krakow, Poland (3 days - $575 excluding airfare)

Travel to Kraków, Poland and tour Auschwitz-Birkenau. Fee includes:

  • Accommodations in central Kraków
  • Transportation in Kraków
  • Breakfast, one traditional Polish dinner, and one “Communist” lunch
  • Sightseeing with an international and political studies professor from Richmond
  • Guided visits to the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, now a holocaust memorial and museum, Schindler’s Factory, the Jewish Ghetto, and the Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Free time to explore Kraków
  • Airfare, transfers to/from airports, lunch and dinner (except for those noted above) are not included
  • Once in Rome, staff will advise students on purchasing the cheapest available flight

Optional Excursion to Palermo, Sicily (3 days - $575 excluding airfare)

Explore the Mediterranean’s largest island for a fee that includes:

  • Accommodations in a centrally located hotel in Palermo
  • Transportation in Palermo
  • Breakfast and one traditional Sicilian dinner
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing with a Richmond art history professor
  • Visits to Palazzo dei Normanni, the Cathedral, Segesta Greek and Roman ruins
  • Airfare, transfers to/from airports, lunch and dinner are not included (except for the one dinner above)
  • Once in Rome staff will advise students on purchasing the cheapest available flights

Dates and itineraries of all excursions are tentative and subject to change. Students must enroll and pay for the optional excursions in the U.S. by the final payment deadline. Once paid for excursions are non-refundable except in the event of cancellation by AIFS.