AIFS Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Study abroad in phenomenal Florence — with AIFS — for the experience of a lifetime!

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Earn credits through a wide variety of courses when you study in beautiful, historic Florence at Richmond University. You’ll have the option to live in a homestay or in a student apartment as you experience many social and cultural activities, such as trips to local art galleries, an Italian cooking class, and visits to the local museums. Enjoy trips to Rome, Siena and Venice, immersing yourself in the Italian culture. Volunteer and internship opportunities are also available.

AIFS in Florence includes a one-week orientation before the semester begins so students can acclimate themselves to Italian language and culture. Fall semester students attend orientation in the beach-side town of Pietrasanta, while spring semester students attend orientation in Rome. A for-credit International Internship Program (IIP) is also available, in which students take a 2-week Intensive Language Preparation course worth 2 credits. In the spring semester, a Fashion Management and Marketing Program is also offered. Volunteer opportunities are available and interested students can enhance their volunteer work with a for-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship course. In the summer, academic and internship programs are offered, including a 3-week Wine Marketing Program (1 week in Barolo and 2 weeks in Florence). Please refer to our website for term-specific program details- academic and internship programs are available for summer, semester, and academic-year terms!


  • Italian Language Literature And Studies
  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Journalism / Broadcasting
  • Economics
  • Culture
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Culinary Arts
  • European Studies
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Business
  • Business Management
  • Studio Arts
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Psychology
  • Fashion Design
  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Religious Studies
  • Photography
  • Education


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