AIFS: Florence - Richmond in Florence and Internship Program
- Hosted at: Richmond American International University in Florence
- Location(s): Tuscany, Italy: Florence, Italy
- Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Gap Year
Spend a semester, academic year or summer studying abroad in Florence, Italy with AIFS! Earn up to 16 credits depending on program selection from Richmond University in Florence. Internship opportunities are available during the semester and summe... read more
I learned how to live a different lifestyle and how to interact with people in a different culture. It helped me gain knowledge on different ways of living. A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned that I can do anything I set my mind to. I learned that adaptability is so important. I learned how to live with a diverse people. Elizabeth - West Texas A&M University View Entire Review
My experience abroad was the best decision I made while in college. I gained so much from my 4 months abroad that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. Living in Florence and traveling throughout Europe opened my eyes to what else is out there in the world. I was able to not only explore the world, but also explore myself... Gina Tonno - University of Rhode Island View Entire Review
My experience abroad was the first time in my life where I learned more outside of the classroom than in it. Studying abroad is a valuable experience that every student should have. Experiencing life outside of one's "bubble" and into a new culture with new people is a difficult experience, however in the end, will become one of... Haley Taylor - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
I believe that studying abroad should be a requirement for all American students. I think this would show Americans to be more open-minded and give them a more global perspective, as opposed to the typical narrow-minded bubble that most Americans live in. Studying abroad is a time for a lot of self-growth to occur. A student - St. Mary's College of Maryland View Entire Review
As a Spring 2014 Florence alum, I have no doubt that AIFS was the best program I could’ve chosen for myself to help fulfill my nearly lifelong dream of studying abroad. And even now—half a year removed from my experience—there’s quite literally not a day that goes by that I don’t think back to my time in Florence and the (what s... Megan H - College of Charleston View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile! I learned a lot about myself and other people. I learned how to travel in other cities A student - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned to trust myself to evaluate and decide what is best for me, even if the decisions aren't supported by others. A student - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Learned about myself, other cultures, and how much more I want to travel Samantha W - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I was able to complete an amazing internship at Museo Bellini and would do anything to do it again. I had a single project while I was abroad and I "graduated" from Bellini University and the collection will now carry my name. Rebecca S - Western Washington University View Entire Review
I learned how to immerse myself in another culture. A student - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned I am perfectly happy with who I am. I thought I was going to go on this adventure and be "changed" completely. In some ways, yes I grew as a person...but I did not have a personality overhaul. I was comfortable enough with who I was at the start, that I did not have to change completely, but instead, just grow in under... christine.knueven - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Independence. Yes. A student - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A cool opportunity I got to partake in thanks to AIFS was working as a tour guide at the Church of Santa Croce, this church was across the street from my apartment and is where Michelangelo is buried! All students at AIFS are offered the opportunity to partake in volunteer work, a friend of mine got to help teach children at a l... Samantha Trippi - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale View Entire Review
I was able to experience a different culture and actually be part of it. Getting to see other people's point of view has helped me be intercultural. Jaqueline Martinez - Sacramento City College View Entire Review
I gained confidence in myself. I learned to be my own person (I'm a twin and this was our first time apart) and I discovered a new passion of mine, traveling. It was definitely worthwhile and I will definitely be going back to Florence to visit in the next year. Erin R. - Ohio University View Entire Review
I learned how to be fully independent, how to think critically, and stay calm in stressful situations. I gained cultural competency and learned about a new culture. Nicole C - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
There are many things I gained from being abroad. I experienced a different culture and learned to appreciate international visitors in the United States more than I had before. I became more aware and empathetic because I knew what it felt like to be treated with patience and kindness but also shortness and rudeness. I also lea... Bridgette G - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
I learned countless items from my experience including more personal independence. It was one hundred percent worthwhile. amy.l.birley - University of Maryland - University College View Entire Review
I learned how to travel alone with confidence, work with people who are different than I am, and experience different cultures. All the hassle of paperwork and financial stress that comes with a study abroad trip was completely worth it. A student - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I feel like I grew as an individual from living abroad. I gained friends that I am still close with, and I got to experience another culture other than my own. Studying abroad was worthwhile to me, and is still one of my best decisions to this day. A student - West Chester University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I learned more about my self independence. I learned how big and small the world is at the same time. I learned about traveling and languages. Also that the US is not the biggest, best nation in the world. Dylan N - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. I learned to live outside my comfort zone and explore my independence. I cherish that I learned how to live in the moment. Polly H - None View Entire Review
Travel experience, patience, understanding of different cultures. Yes. A student - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
There is a sense of maturity that falls upon someone who studies abroad on their own. Based on where I came from I always believed I could adapt to any culture, and after this experience I was proven to be right. I was on my own, and don't get me wrong, I would have loved to go with friends, but in all honestly I think someone i... Jesse M - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Spend a semester, academic year or summer studying abroad in Florence, Italy with AIFS! Earn up to 16 credits depending on program selection from Richmond University in Florence. Internship opportunities are available during the semester and summer.
In Florence, artistic, cultural and historical richness is ever present. The compact city center puts the history, art and architecture of the Renaissance right at your doorstep.
Take in sites in and around Florence on visits to museums, art galleries, churches and theaters. Immerse yourself in the incredible culinary experience of Italy through the unique AIFS meal plan that includes vouchers to over 25 local restaurants, trattoria and pizzeria in the historical center of Florence.
Over 50% of students receive financial assistance from AIFS in the form of grants or scholarships.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Fine Arts, Studio Arts
- Social Sciences
- Cultural Studies
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- International Relations
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- International Business
- Culinary Arts
- Political Science and Government
- Communication and Media Studies
- European Studies
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Italian Studies
- Design and Applied Arts
- Italian Language, Literature
- Human Resources Management
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Each year, AIFS awards more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs. Additional scholarships and grants are available to students at many schools across the country.
More than $800,00 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year
AIFS is a leading provider of study abroad programs, with a wide range of unique opportunities in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you can have the study abroad experience that best suits you. The program fee is all-inclusive, making it simple for you to live, study abroad, and experience all that the world has to offer. Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.
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