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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 2.0
Housing Option: Apartment, Host Family Academic Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Art History, Business, Culinary Arts, Design, Family & Consumer Sciences, Fashion, Fashion Merchandising, Food Communications, Food Technology and Management, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Tourism & Event Planning Program Type: BGSU Affiliate Program, Internship Abroad
Program Description:

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Florence, Italy - Study + Internship
Spend a summer in the inspiring city of Florence, Italy with AIFS! Study a variety of academic course options while gaining global work experience by completing an internship, earning credit through Fairfield University. Students also attend classes at the AIFS Florence Global Education Center, located within walking distance of the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and many great Florentine museums. 

What’s Included:

TUITION 
  • Up to 7 semester credits (subject to optional trip selection) 

COURSES 
  • Courses offered in art history, drawing, fashion, history, Italian language, marketing, painting, photography, sociology, Internship in art, business, event planning, fashion, hospitality, marketing, museum and gallery management, tourism management 

HOUSING 
  • In apartments 

MEALS 
  • Meal vouchers to use in a choice of selected local restaurants, cafés and grocery stores 

EXCURSIONS 
  • A variety of day trips are included such as Pisa, Siena, Lucca and Cinque Terre 

CULTURAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES 
  • Museum visits, dinner with Italians, cooking and wine tasting classes, artisan workshops and gelato tours 

ON-SITE RESIDENT DIRECTOR 
  • to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program 

HEALTH & SAFETY 
  • 24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance 

PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 
  • Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network 

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At AIFS, we support all participants in their journey abroad, inclusive of their gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, and sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. We invite you to review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs. We encourage you to revisit these resources throughout your study abroad journey. We want to remind you to visit your university's study abroad website and office, as they might have more information and resources related to social identities and studying abroad.   
 
For information specific to this city, visit the website and click the Social Identity Tab on the program page. 

 
 
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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, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.