Spend January Term in the historical and stunning city of Rome, Italy, with AIFS! Choose from a variety of course options. Credit is awarded by Fairfield University.
The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Up to 3 semester credits
Courses in architecture, art history,Italian language and culture, psychology, religion, sociology
in centrally-located apartments or in an Italian home
Meal vouchers for lunch (or dinner) five days per week
Assisi and the Umbria region
Visits to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy concerts, the ballet, art exhibits and more
To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round trip flights U.S.-Rome-U.S.
Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas
Florence (3 days)
Each apartment is privately owned and is unique in atmosphere, size, design, facilities, floor plan, and number of bedrooms.
Living with an Italian family gives you invaluable cultural insight and fast progress with the Italian language.
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 one meal (lunch or dinner) five days per week for three weeks to use in selected local restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias.
It is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe. The city is also home to the Vatican City which is not a city at all, but it’s own independent country right in the heart of Rome.
Rome is the capital of Italy and is the fourth most populous city in the European Union.
BS: European Politics
Born in a little town in the south of Italy, Anna moved to Tuscany when she was just 14 years old to attend boarding school. She continued her studies at university in Florence and during that time interned and studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium. Anna has traveled to over 15 countries and counts USA and Sweden among her favorites.
Anna spends her free time doing Theater improvisation courses although she has her hands full raising two beautiful and rambunctious boys, Davide and Niccolo. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and returning every year to her idyllic hometown of Stigliano in Basilicata, south of Italy.
The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.
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:
Discover the medieval villages of Assisi and Montefalco 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 a visit to a traditional winery and wine tasting in Montefalco.