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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Language of Instruction: Italian
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Program Type: Affiliated Program
Area of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Business, History, Italian, Marketing, Sociology, Studio Art Program Sponsorship Indicator: AIFS
Program Description:

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Florence, Italy
Spend the summer in the classic city of Florence, Italy with AIFS!

You’ll earn up to 10 credits studying a variety of academic program options with credit awarded through Fairfield University. The AIFS Florence Global Education Center is located in the Palazzo Michelozzi, a 16th-century palace situated between the Arno River and the Pitti Palace. Courses are taught in English or Italian with no previous Italian language study required.

Live in a student apartment in the center of the city. Apartments come with a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, and access to a washing machine. Homestays are available for students on the 7-week program. Meal vouchers are included and are a program highlight – with nearly 100% of AIFS summer students rating the meal program as “excellent.”

AIFS Florence also features the popular Wine Marketing program!

In Florence, you’ll enjoy cultural activities such as:
  • Museum visits
  • Concerts, operas and ballets
  • Cheese tasting
  • Gelato tasting
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Day trips to Pisa, Cinque Terre, Siena and the Tuscan coast
An optional 3-day trip to Rome and an optional 3-day visit to Venice are available. A 2-night tour of London, England is available to students on the AIFS Flight Package.
 
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Over 50% of students 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.
 
     
 

 





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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
Summer Session II 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer Session I 2022 03/01/2022 ** 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.