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  • Locations: Barcelona, Spain; Florence, Italy; London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2022 06/01/2022

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: TBD, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: TBD, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Area of Study: Education Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $200/summer, $400/semester Housing Options: Dorm, Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:

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Comparative Education Systems
Learn about the education systems of England, Italy and Spain by visiting three of the most exciting cities in Europe: London (6 nights), Barcelona (6 nights) and Florence (6 nights). You will explore current controversies such as issues of inclusion and exclusion and how education impacts social mobility.

Gain unique perspective and insight from local educators as you earn 3 credits awarded by Fairfield University. The Comparative Education course will introduce you to comparative education systems of the U.K., Italy and Spain and the relationship that the education systems have with their respective societies.

You'll take academic visits to local schools, city tours with professional guides and visits to relevant museums and places of interest. 
 
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Over 50% of our participants receive financial support from AIFS!  
   
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.