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Spend winter break in the Italian Alps! Study abroad with AIFS.
Bressanone, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Earn 3 credits over 3 weeks this January in Brixen, Italy. Brixen (Bressanone) is located in the heart of the Dolomites mountain range in the northern Italian Alps. Study Italian Food and Culture in a region known for culinary excellence and explore regional Italian gastronomic food traditions. Students stay in double rooms in a residence located in the historical center of Brixen. Cultural and social activities enrich the classroom curriculum with visits to local producers, museums and more.

Study Italian Food and Culture in beautiful Brixen, Italy, located in the Dolomites mountains of the Italian Alps. This course is a fantastic choice for history, anthropology and gastronomy enthusiasts to learn about regional variations and Italian food culture. Skiing and snowboarding in the Alps is an exciting addition to this study abroad itinerary as geography plays a part in the evolution of food culture as well. A 3-day pass to local ski resorts is included. Cultural and social activities include walking tours, museum visits and a trip to Vipiteno. Highlights include visits to a winery and wine cellar, a milk factory and a local brewery. An optional 2-day excursion to Milan is also available.

Setting Description:
This is an exciting study abroad opportunity in northern Italy. Brixen is the oldest town in the province surrounded by orchards, vineyards and spectacular mountain peaks. The Dolomites mountain range in the northern Italian Alps is absolutely gorgeous. The town is a perfect place to learn about Italian food and culture with a tradition of culinary excellence, great skiing and hiking and a distinctly northern Italian flair. At Christmas, Brixen's piazzas are filled with festive stalls and shops. It's a great time to sample local specialities like vin brulé, brezel and krapfen. The rich history and culture of Brixen is enhanced by the astounding landscapes surrounding the town.
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. Comprehensive program fees cover tuition and housing with $800,000 in scholarship and grant funding available each year. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS flight packages are available.

Additional Program Information

Open to high school graduates and college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Minimum 2.5 GPA (lower GPAs considered on a case-by-case basis. Course taught in English.
Scholarships Description:
$800,000 in funding is available each year. For full details, please visit:

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