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 2020

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. All students will be housed in a centrally-located hotel in Florence for the first night, then transferred by taxi to the student apartments.
  • 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
  • Weekly program of subsidized cultural activities such as walking tours, cooking classes, wine lectures, ballet, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 accommodations on the specified program dates for $TBC. The cost is $TBC plus U.S. Government- and airline-imposed departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges estimated at $TBC.

Optional meal plan of 30 vouchers to use in a selection of restaurants and trattorias for a supplemental fee of $525.

Optional personal effects and medical upgrade insurances.