Spend a summer in the artistic and cultured city of Florence, Italy with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options with credit awarded through Fairfield University. The AIFS Florence Global Education Center is centrally located with the Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, Accademia and San Marco creating a wonderful backdrop to your experience in Florence.
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||Rec. Semester Credits
| Fall, Spring or
| Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum of 2.5 GPA
|| Up to 3 or 10
Where You'll Study
The AIFS Global Education Center in Florence is in the heart of the historic center. It is within walking distance of the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Accademia as well as numerous stores, restaurants and trattoria. Located in the AIFS Center is a Resident Director and Student Advisors to help scholars adjust to life in Italy. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and there are a small number of computers for student use/printing.
What Makes AIFS Abroad different?
Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants' time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.
Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)
As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources
We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE.)
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral we include
carbon offsets for all participant's return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and making our own business practices more
- Pre-departure advising
- Onsite Resident Director
- Cultural & Social
- Excursions & day trips
- Carbon offsets
- and more
EXCURSIONS COULD INCLUDE
- Rome (Add on)
- Venice (Add on)
- and more.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Group flight package
- Airport transfer
- Additional excursions
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.
Learn more about funding