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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/26/2020 04/30/2021
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/26/2020 12/04/2020

** 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.
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Who can apply: UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Homestay
Areas of Study: Architecture, Art History, Art/Fine Arts, Business, Classical Studies, Communications, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Economics, English, Environmental/Sustainability Studies, European Studies, Film Studies, History, International Business, Italian Studies, Management/Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Music, Peace/Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology/Anthropology, Textile Design, Visual Design, Women's/Gender Studies Program Category: internship abroad, Service Learning, study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Partner-led
Semester Program Cost Level: $$$
Program Description:

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Florence, Italy
Spend a semester or academic year in Florence with AIFS. Earn up to 16 credits studying at Richmond University in Florence. 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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Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!  
   
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.