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.
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:
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.
Program is closed
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.)