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European Cinema

England, France, Italy | AIFS Global Education Center | Summer 2024
Students studying cinema.


Spend a summer studying and traveling through 3 fabulous European cities with AIFS! Spend 9 nights in London, 6 nights in Paris and 5 nights in Rome. 

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

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Course available in film

  • Housing

    Multi-bedded rooms in student residences or hotels

  • Meals

    Breakfast throughout and one group meal (students need to budget for daily lunch and dinner) 


  • Cultural & Academic Activities

    Film location walking tours, museum and studio visits, film viewings, Paris river cruise and day trips

  • AIFS Travel Manager

    who will be with the group throughout and will be available to provide local information, answer questions, take care of logistics and deal with emergencies

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Transfers between the airport and accommodations overseas

Program Details: Study + Travel European Cinema

Program is closed


May 20, 2024June 9, 2024




AIFS Global Education Center

Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

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

  • Film Studies

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Academic credit for this course is awarded by Fairfield University. Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. 

Course syllabi and faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University. 

  • Film Studies

Students will examine major developments in European cinema and considers film in its historical, cultural, social, political, industrial, and aesthetic contexts. This study tour begins in London before traveling on to Paris and then Rome, three influential cities in European Cinema history. Included in this travel course are visits to film studios and museums, walking tours of film locations, and presentations from guest speakers who are experts in the field.

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A Summer Abroad Studying European Cinema

Meet Kayla, a college student from Fairfield University who took over the AIFS Abroad Instagram story to answer questions about what it’s like to participate in our European Cinema program. This Study + Travel program option is multi-destination, making stops in England, France, and Italy.

Living Abroad

Day 1Optional overnight flight from the U.S. to London.* 
Day 2Arrive London. Transfer to accommodations.*  Rest of day free. 
Day 3Morning orientation followed by a sightseeing tour of London with a professional guide. See London’s famous sights including Piccadilly Circus in the heart of the West End, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. 
Day 4Morning class. Afternoon walking tour of Alfred Hitchcock’s London, showing important locations from his own life as well as from his films such as 39 Steps, Frenzy and the Man Who Knew Too Much. 
Day 5Morning class. 
Day 6Morning class.  Afternoon visit to the British Film Institute. 
Day 7Full day visit to Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios. 
Day 8Visit to the Bond in Motion exhibit at the London Film Museum followed by a walking tour of James Bond locations. 
Day 9Film viewing at the Regent Street Cinema – the oldest independent cinema in London and where moving images were first shown in the U.K. in 1896. 
Day 10Morning Class. 
Day 11Depart London by Eurostar for Paris. Arrive Paris and check into accommodations.  Evening river cruise in Paris. 
Day 12Morning class followed by a Paris film location walking tour.  In the evening view a film at one of the iconic old cinemas of Paris such as Le Grand Rex, Le Champo, Le Brady or Cinéma du Panthéon. 
Day 13Morning class. Afternoon visit to the La Cinémathèque Française. 
Day 14Morning class.  Afternoon visit to Le Cité du Cinema. 
Day 15Visit to Versailles. 
Day 16Free Day.
Day 17Flight from Paris to Rome. Transfer to accommodations. 
Day 18Morning class. Afternoon walking tour of Rome film locations including the Trevi Fountain, featured in La Dolce Vita. 
Day 19Morning class. Afternoon visit to the Colosseum, featured in Gladiator. 
Day 20Morning class. Afternoon visit to Cinecittà studios, still in use today. The studios have been used by many directors from Fellini (La Dolce Vita) to Scorsese (Gangs of New York). You can see sets, sound stages as well as exhibitions with memorabilia from past productions. 
Day 21Morning class. Afternoon free. Farewell group dinner. 
Day 22Optional return flight from Rome to the U.S.* 
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
    March 1, 2024
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 20, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 19, 2024
  • Program Begins
    May 20, 2024
  • Program Ends
    June 9, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    June 9, 2024
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

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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