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Spend your summer in Italy! Study abroad in Rome —with AIFS.
Rome, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend your summer volunteering abroad in Rome! You'll earn 6 credits through the Service Learning Program at Richmond, The American International University in Rome. Courses are taught in English and Italian, with no previous Italian language study required.

The Service Learning Program combines a community placement with academic work, designed to allow students from all majors gain valuable life experience and learn about global issues. Students works within charitable foundations or in volunteer groups on activities such as distributing food to the homeless or helping at a local day care.

Cultural and social activities include: 

  • Guided city walks
  • Visits to museums
  • Wine, pizza and gelato tastings
  • Opera, ballet and musical performances
  • 2-day excursion to Florence.

Optional excursions include a: 

  • 3-day trip to Venice
  • 3-day trip to Sorrento, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Naples and Capri (Session 2 only) 
  • 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. By studying abroad in Rome, you'll always be inspired - with over 2,000 years of history 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 high school graduates and college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Must be 18 years or older to apply. Minimum 2.5 GPA required. 2.0 and above considered on a case-by-case basis. No previous Italian language experience required.
Scholarships Description:
Over 50% of our study abroad participants receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants. Please visit our website for deadlines and eligibility requirements.

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