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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior Language(s) of Instruction: English, Other (non-English)
Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Art and Design, Art and Design - Graphic Design, Art and Design - Studio, Art History, Communication, Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Digital Media Studies, Educational Management, Foreign Language, General Business, History, Human Resource Management, Internship, Management, Marketing, Other Minimum GPA: 2.75
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

Rome: Global Education Center

Spend a summer in the historic and cultured city of Rome, Italy with AIFS Abroad! Study a variety of academic program options with credit awarded by Fairfield University. The AIFS Abroad Global Study Center is centrally located in Rome’s historic center in a beautiful building in Piazza Sant’Andrea della Valle.

Stay Longer in Rome!

This summer session in Rome can be combined with the new Rome May Term program for a longer study abroad experience:

  • Liberal Arts – May Term + Session 1
  • Liberal Arts – May Term + Sessions 1 + 2
 Semester/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester Credits
Summer Open to Junior, Senior Minimum of 2.75 GPA Up to 10 semester credits (depending on program selection)

How it works:

The Study + Internship Program consists of the 3-credit online course SOCI 360 Italian Culture and Traditions plus the 3-credit INTL 310 International Internship with 120 hours internship placement for a total of 6 semester credits. Students can also take AHST 210 Italian Art: Selected Topics for an additional 1 credit.

Please note that you can combine the Liberal Arts May Term with the Study + Internship Program for a longer stay and 10 credits.

Students must be prepared to commute an average of 1 hour to/from accommodations, the AIFS Abroad Center and the internship placement location.

In a competitive world, practical experience is an invaluable addition to classroom learning. The internship provides vital insight into a career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and development of professional and personal skills. International work experience helps students test a potential career path while exploring interests and abilities in new ways.

Placements are available in the following fields:

Art, art history, sociology and many more.


Where You'll Study

The AIFS Abroad Global Education Center in Rome is in the heart of the city within walking distance of historic sites such as the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. Academic credit for the program is awarded by Fairfield University.

Located in the AIFS Abroad Center is a Resident Director and Student Advisors to help scholars adjust to life in Italy. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building and there are a small number of computers for student use/printing.

What Makes AIFS Abroad different?

Career Readiness

Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants’ time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.

Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)

As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources


We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE).
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral, we include
carbon offsets for all participants' return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and make our own business practices more

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  • Tuition
  • Pre-departure advising
  • Housing
  • Onsite Resident Director
  • Cultural & Social
  • Excursions & day trips
  • 24/7 Emergency
  • Comprehensive
  • Carbon offsets


  • Florence (2 days) (Session 1, Study + Internship)
  • Sorrento, Pompeii, Naples and Capri (3 days) (Session 2, Study + Internship)
  • and more.


  • Group flight package
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional excursions


AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.