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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Yr- Fall/Sp, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 01/20/2020 01/21/2020 01/24/2020 05/08/2020
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art, Business and Adminstration, Cinema and Photography, Economics, Elementary Education, English, European Studies*, Fashion Design and Merchadising, History, Hospitality and Tourism, International Studies, Internships, Italian*, Liberal Arts*, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Radio-Television, Service-Learning* Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment, Family Stay Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer/Service-Learning
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: AIFS
Program Description:

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Florence, Italy
Spend a semester or academic year in the classic city of Florence with AIFS. Earn up to 13 credits each semester studying at Richmond University in Florence. No previous Italian language study is required. You’ll live in an Italian homestay or a shared student apartment. Both housing options include a meal plan.

Select the Internship Program to begin or advance your Italian language, gain international work experience and study relevant coursework to your internship placement.

AIFS in Florence includes a one-week orientation in Tuscany (fall) or Rome (spring) before the semester begins to help you acclimate to life in Italy. 

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities including:
  • Guided city walks
  • Visits to museums
  • Italian cooking classes
  • Opera and ballet performances
  • Day trips to Pisa, Lucca and the Vespa Factory.
Fall students take a 3-day trip to Rome. Spring students take a 5-day trip to Rome. All students enjoy 2-days in Venice and a day trip to Siena.
 
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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
   
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.