Study Abroad in Western European Cinema, Study & Travel Program

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Western European Cinema: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: May 23 to London | Inbound: June 16 from Italy

Western European Cinema

Academic Program: May 25 - June 12

Saturday, May 23

Optional overnight flight from U.S. to London.*

Sunday, May 24

Arrive in London (Including Own Travel Students). Transfer to housing*

Rest of day free.

Monday, May 25

Morning 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.

Tuesday, May 26

Morning 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.

Wednesday, May 27

Morning class.

Thursday, May 28

Morning class.

Afternoon visit to the British Film Institute.

Friday, May 29

Full-day visit to Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studios.

Saturday, May 30

Visit to the Bond in Motion exhibit at the London Film Museum followed by a walking tour of James Bond locations.

Sunday, May 31

Film 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.

Monday, June 1

Morning Class.

Tuesday, June 2

Depart London by Eurostar for Paris. Arrive Paris and check into accommodations.

Evening river cruise in Paris.

Wednesday, June 3

Morning 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.

Thursday, June 4

Morning class.

Afternoon visit to the La Cinémathèque Française.

Friday, June 5

Morning class.

Afternoon visit to Le Cité du Cinema.

Saturday, June 6

Visit to Versailles.

Sunday, June 7

Free Day

Monday, June 8

Flight from Paris to Rome. Transfer to accommodations.

Tuesday, June 9

Morning class.

Afternoon walking tour of Rome film locations including the Trevi Fountain, featured in La Dolce Vita.

Wednesday, June 10

Morning class.

Afternoon visit to the Colosseum, featured in Gladiator.

Thursday, June 11

Morning 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.

Friday, June 12

Morning class. Afternoon free. Farewell group dinner.

Saturday, June 13

Optional return flight from Italy to the U.S.*

AIFS reserves the right to modify the itinerary. Dates are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only.