AIFS Partnership Programs: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

Northern California Study Abroad Consortium

Northern California Study Abroad Consortium
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Florence, Italy

Spring 2024

What is Included in the Program?

  • Student housing in self-catering apartments within the Historical Center of Florence in twin-bedded rooms with typically four to six students sharing a two- or three-bedroom apartment including a set amount of utilities, wireless Internet access and a change of linen.
  • Orientation program consisting of an orientation meeting with AIFS staff, information packet with handbook, half-day guided walking tour of Florence; workshops on cultural differences, safety/security and travel, and a welcome reception.
  • Weekly program of subsidized cultural activities such as walking tours, cooking classes, wine appreciation lectures or olive oil tasting, soccer matches, day trips to Pisa and other nearby locations, concerts, and film nights.
  • Italian Life and Culture course taught by local faculty, with lectures focusing on historical, political, economic and cultural aspects of Italy and Florence, and related activities and excursions (course still subject to college tuition fees).
  • Full-day excursion to the Chianti wine region including transportation by private bus, a visit to a winery and a typical Tuscan lunch.
  • Full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano including round-trip transportation by private bus, the services of a professional, English-speaking guide in Siena and an AIFS representative throughout.
  • Access to the wireless-enabled AIFS Student Center and a team of experienced Student Services staff for information, personal advising/counseling and 24-hour emergency contact service.
  • Mandatory police registration fees.
  • Medical Insurance policy insurance policies.

Program Fees:

  • The cost of the program is $8,145 excluding tuition, which will be paid directly to your home institution. Please contact your nearest program coordinator for more information.

Optional Extras:

  • On a space-available basis, students may purchase the optional transportation package consisting of round-trip airfare (SFO–Florence–SFO) and round-trip transfers overseas between the airport and the accommodations on the specified program dates for $1290. The cost is $695 plus U.S. Government- and airline-imposed departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges estimated at $595.
  • Optional meal plan of 30 vouchers to use in a selection of restaurants and trattorias for a supplemental fee of $550.
  • Single room supplement $895 – on a first-come/first-served basis in a shared apartment. Does not apply to overnight excursions.
  • Optional medical insurance upgrade for $65.