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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: IOP Fall, IOP Spring, IOP Year (academic)
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UCM Deadline Campus Decision Date Start Date End Date
IOP Fall 2024 05/07/2024
**
Rolling Admission 09/06/2024 12/07/2024
IOP Year (academic) 2024-2025 05/07/2024
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
IOP Spring 2025 09/09/2024 ** Rolling Admission 01/31/2025 05/03/2025

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed. If the deadline has recently passed, you may wish to complete the Extension Request Form for a possible extension.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Class standing: 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Language of instruction: English, Italian Housing options: Home-stay, Private apartments
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of study: Art history, Art studio, Business administration, Economics, Film and media studies, History, International studies, Political science, Sociology
Program Description:
 

Rome: Global Education Center

Spend a semester or academic year in the historic yet modern city of Rome, Italy, with AIFS Abroad! Choose from a wide variety of courses at the AIFS Abroad Global Education Center with credit awarded by Fairfield University.

 Semester/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester Credits
Fall, Spring or
Academic Year
Open to Junior, Senior Minimum of 2.75 GPA Up to 17 semester credits
 

How it works:

Working side by side with locals is an ideal way to gain insight into another culture, to understand different approaches and to prepare for the realities of working in a multicultural and interdependent world. AIFS Abroad has designed the Study + Internship Program to combine a traditional academic learning experience with a unique opportunity to study working life in Italy first-hand with placements in Rome based organizations. Internships are individually tailored to students, taking into account your strengths and your career goals.

Students select two courses of 3 credits each from the regular offering of courses on the Traditional Academic Program and enroll in the following:

  • INTL 310 International Internship in Italy (3 credits) – 120 hours of work placement through 12 week program
  • SOCI 360 Italian Culture and Traditions (3 credits) – taught online

Students are enrolled in a total course load of 12 credits, plus, one optional 1-credit independent study course.

In a competitive world, practical experience is an invaluable addition to classroom learning. The internship provides vital insight into a career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and development of professional and personal skills. International work experience helps students test a potential career path while exploring interests and abilities in new ways.

Placements are available in the following fields:

Anthropology, art history, business, English, fashion, history, marketing, political science, sociology and many more.


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Where You'll Study

The AIFS Global Education Center in Rome is in the heart of the city within walking distance of historic sites such as the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. Classes are held in the AIFS Center and the Resident Director is based there to help students adjust to life in Italy and provide a friendly and familiar face. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and there are a small number of computers for student use/printing. Academic credit for the AIFS Rome program is awarded by Fairfield University, AIFS Abroad School of Record.

What Makes AIFS Abroad different?

Career Readiness

Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants’ time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.

Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)

As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources

Sustainability

We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE).
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral, we include
carbon offsets for all participants' return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and make our own business practices more
sustainable.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Tuition
  • Pre-departure advising
  • Housing
  • Onsite Resident Director
  • Cultural & Social
    Activities
  • Excursions & day trips
  • 24/7 Emergency
    Support
  • Comprehensive
    insurance
  • Carbon offsets

EXCURSIONS COULD INCLUDE

  • Florence (3-day trip)
  • Sorrento, Naples, Capri and Pompeii (3-day trip)
  • Assisi and the Umbria region (day trip)
  • and more.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES

  • Group flight package
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional excursions

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.

Learn more about funding