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Study Abroad | Rome

Italy | AIFS Global Education Center | January Term 2023
Three students in Rome, Italy.
Trevi Fountain.


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.

What’s Included

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.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Courses in architecture, art history,Italian language and culture, psychology, religion, sociology

  • Housing

    in centrally-located apartments or in an Italian home

  • Meals

    Meal vouchers for lunch (or dinner) five days per week

  • Excursions

    Assisi and the Umbria region

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Visits to the Colosseum and the Vatican Museum, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy concerts, the ballet, art exhibits and more

  • Welcome Event

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay

  • On-Site Support

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round trip flights U.S.-Rome-U.S.

    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

  • Excursions

    Florence (3 days)

Program Details: Study Abroad | Rome Multi Discipline

Program is closed


January 2, 2023January 20, 2023


January Term

Application Deadline

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees



Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Italian Language
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture & Creative Industries
  • Global Peace, International Security & Human Rights
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The AIFS Global Education Center in Rome is in the heart of the city within walking distance of historic sites such as the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. Located in the AIFS Center is a Resident Director and Student Advisors to help scholars adjust to life in Italy. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and there are a small number of computers for student use/printing. Academic credit for the AIFS Rome program is awarded by Fairfield University.  

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Italian Language
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

During your time abroad earn 3 credits studying Architecture and Engineering, Roman Art, Comparative Religion, Cross-Cultural Psychology or Italian Culture (all of which are taught in English), or study Italian Language taught in Italian. Rome itself plays an important role in your study and site visits to key institutions and monuments will be an important part of your academic schedule.

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A student in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.

Living Abroad


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

  • 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.

  • Double room with another AIFS student or single room (depending on availability)
  • 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 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.

AIFS in Rome Resident Director, January Term Program

Rosanna Graziani headshot.

Rosanna Graziani
M.A. in Modern Languages from the University of Florence

Ciao! I grew up in a beautiful medieval town in central Italy, immersed in nature.

I earned my degree in Florence, where I joined AIFS in 1995 as a teacher of Italian L2.

When I moved to Rome in 2001, I immediately felt spellbound to the beauty, the wealth of art and history, the colors, the energy, and the climate of this extraordinary city.

I am passionate about international education and travelling; as a study abroad student myself, and through the many countries I visited, I learned how empowering and transformational learning about different people and cultures can be.

I am committed to providing a study abroad program of intensive engagement with Rome and Italy and I will support and advise you throughout your stay to ensure that you make the most of your Italian experience.

AIFS students have access to a local Resident Director who provides advice and support throughout the program.

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


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Rome and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Italy. Previous excursions have included:

Assisi, Italy.

Assisi and The Umbria Region Day Trip

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.

  • Italy
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
An aerial view of Florence, Italy.


Explore Florence, the jewel of Renaissance Italy, during an unforgettable visit that includes accommodations, breakfasts, one food and wine tasting, round-trip transportation, entrance fees, and free time to explore. We will be visiting Michelangelo’s David at the Accademia Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Santa Croce, and going on a guided sightseeing tour of the city center.
  • Italy
  • 3 Days
  • $545
A group of happy students at a carnival.
A view of Prague.

Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    November 1, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 1, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 2, 2023
  • Program Ends
    January 20, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 21, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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Ready to Study Abroad in Rome?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com