AIFS Rome

The Eternal City awaits. Get to know Rome by participating in a traditional academic program, an Italian Language and Culture Certificate program, or an International Internship program. A full and experienced staff is at your disposal to help you to get the most out of academics and more in this living museum. Optional flight package with a London stopover can be arranged before you begin the 2-week orientation program. Excursions to Assisi, Spello, Naples, Pompeii, and Florence among other sites are included in the fee. For-fee optional excursions are available. 

Choose from a wide range of courses like marketing, political science, Italian language, art, international business, and sociology. The city has an unparalleled wealth of ancient history and monuments, is a contemporary European capital, and yet still preserves its traditions and old village charms. Courses available in English and Italian, no previous Italian language study required. Internship, music, and service learning programs are also available. Cultural excursions and academic activities are included. Housing is homestay or apartment. 

Academic Description
You can choose a traditional academic program, an Italian Language and Culture Certificate program, or an International Internship program. Additionally, courses are offered in marketing, political science, Italian language, art, international business, and sociology. 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
Classics
Architecture
Communication: Rhet & Comm
English Literature
Film Studies
History of Art & Architecture
History
Humanities
International Studies
Italian
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Service
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!