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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Language of Instruction: Italian
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Affiliated Program
Area of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Business, Communications, Creative Arts, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Ecological Studies, Economics, English Literature, Fashion Design, Film, Gender Studies, History, HR Management, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Business, International Relations, Italian, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Studio Art Program Sponsorship Indicator: AIFS
Program Description:

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Florence, Italy
Spend a semester or academic year in the artistically and culturally rich city of Florence, Italy, with AIFS! Choose from a wide variety of courses at the AIFS Global Education Center with up to 16 credits awarded by Fairfield University. No previous Italian language study is required.

Select the Traditional Academic Program to begin or advance your Italian language and select courses from a variety of subjects. During Spring semester, a Fashion Management and Marketing Program is also available.

The program includes a one-week orientation. Fall semester orientation is on the coast of Tuscany, while orientation for spring semester is in Rome.

Live in an Italian homestay or a shared student apartment. Both housing options include a meal plan.

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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Over 50% of our students receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants!  
   
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.
 
     
 

 





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Through SIUE's partnership with AIFS, all SIUE students who participate in AIFS programs receive:
  • A $400 Affiliate grant toward any semester program
  • A $200 Affiliate grant toward any summer program
This grant is applied to the student's account at AIFS.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021 08/15/2021 08/15/2021 09/09/2021 04/28/2022
Fall 2021 08/31/2021 08/31/2021 09/09/2021 12/09/2021
Spring 2022 12/15/2021 12/15/2021 01/27/2022 04/28/2022
Academic Year 2022 03/03/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 04/30/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.