AIFS Florence

AIFS Florence, Italy: Fall, Spring, Summer and Year (Fall & Spring) terms. Study traditional courses in a city where artistic, cultural, and historic richness is ever present and is full of museums, churches, art galleries and other historical sites. Courses available in Italian and English, no previous Italian language study required; internships and volunteer opportunities are available. Some excursions and cultural activities are included. Others available for a fee. Housing is homestay or student apartments.

Academic Description
The courses available focus on important aspects of Italian life and culture; classroom teaching is further supplemented by academic visits and experiential learning. Courses are offered in art history, history, marketing, sociology, photography, drawing, painting, Italian language, and other disciples depending on enrollment demands. Transcripts are issued by the Registrar's Office of University of Richmond. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Courses
Arts and Sciences
Marketing
Architecture
Communication: Rhet & Comm
Economics
English Film and Media Studies
English Literature
Film Studies
History of Art & Architecture
History
Humanities
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Italian
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Studio Arts
Sociology
Application Instructions

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.
 

SAO Staff

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!