Program Details

Spend your spring semester studying Fashion Management and Marketing in Italy! Study abroad in Florence —with AIFS.
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

If you have a special interest in fashion and marketing, spend your spring semester studying Fashion Management and Marketing in Florence, Italy with AIFS! You’ll earn up to 16 credits through a variety of fashion and marketing courses at Richmond University in Florence. Courses are taught in English and Italian with no previous Italian language study required.

Volunteer work is available for students who wish to get involved in Florence’s local community. Placements are offered in a variety of environments including schools, hospitals, museums, day cares, foster homes and fund-raising associations.

While abroad in Florence, you’ll live in a homestay with an Italian family or in a fully furnished Italian apartment with 9 other AIFS students. Included in your program fee is a meal plan, which has been deemed a highlight of the Florence program with almost 100% of students rating it as “excellent” or “good.” The plan includes 10 vouchers per week that can be used in local restaurants, coffee shops, delis and supermarkets.

Cultural and social activities can include guided city walks, a backstage visit to the famous Pitti Immagine Uomo fashion show, and day trips to Siena, Milan, Cinque Terre, the Vespa Factory, a fashion firm, and more. A 2-day field trip to Venice and a 5-day field trip to Rome are also included in your program fee.

A 2-night tour of London, England is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.

Setting Description:
Heart of the Roman Empire, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and home of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church, Italy has made innumerable contributions to Western Civilization. Studying abroad in Florence not only gives you a chance to explore all that Italy has to offer - it puts the history, art, and architecture of the Renaissance right at your doorstep.
AIFS is a premier provider of study abroad programs. Program fees cover tuition and housing, and over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. A meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance, and 24-hour emergency service are also included. Coordinated AIFS Flight Packages with major airlines are also available.

Additional Program Information

Open to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Must be 18 years or older to apply.
Scholarships Description:
Over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. Please see website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My time in Florence, Italy was an incredible experience I will never forget thanks to the American Institute For Foreign Study. They made applying and and getting ready for departure easy and seamless by walking me through the visa and passport applications,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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