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 2019

What is Included in the Program?

  • Housing in twin room apartments with cooking facilities in the historical center of Florence within 30 minutes walking radius of the AIFS Study Center. The first night will be spent in a hotel.
  • Orientation program including a student orientation meeting, and half-day walking tour of Florence, and workshops with local staff about life in Italy.
  • Welcome reception.
  • Program of subsidized extracurricular activities available at low cost to students including a weekly program of cultural activities, such as walking tours, cooking classes, wine tasting lectures, ballet, soccer matches, day trip to Pisa and other nearby locations and classical concerts.
  • Free wireless internet access in the study Center during class hours, Monday to Friday, plus wireless internet access in apartments where possible.
  • An Italian Life and Culture course, taught by local qualified English-speaking guest lecturers focusing on historical, political, economic and cultural aspects of Italy.
  • Access to AIFS Student Center providing on-site student information services from a team of experienced, full time AIFS staff, providing personal advising, fax and mail services and 24 hour emergency duty phone service.
  • Student medical and program fee refund insurance policies.

Program Fees:

The cost of the program is $7,995 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 housing in Florence. The cost is $495 plus U.S. Government- and airline-imposed departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges estimated at $387.

Optional meal plan of 30 vouchers to use in a selection of restaurants and trattorias for a supplemental fee of $450.

Optional personal effects and medical upgrade insurances.