AIFS Study Abroad Internship in Rome, Italy: Academic year or Semester


Spend a semester or academic year interning and studying in the historic city of Rome with AIFS! Earn up to 16 credits per semester at Richmond University in Rome. Courses are taught in English and Italian with no previous Italian language study required.

The International Internship Program (IIP) includes mandatory Italian language courses, an unpaid internship and one elective course. Placements are available in art, design, communications, education, business, history, political science and more. Volunteer opportunities are also available and interested students can enhance their volunteer work with a for-credit Service Learning and Active Citizenship course.

Live in an apartment or in an Italian homestay. Apartments typically are shared between 2 to 6 other AIFS students, and homestay students will live in a double room with another AIFS student. A meal plan is included for all students and includes group meals, tastings and vouchers that can be used all over Italy for groceries or meals.

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided city walks, visits to the many museums and cultural sites of Rome, Italian cooking classes, sporting events, ballet and opera performances and visits to Hadrian’s Villa, Ostia Antica, Viterbo and the Hot Baths, Bracciano and more. Excursions include a 3-day trip to Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Capri Island, 3-days in Florence and a day trip to discover the Italian villages of Assisi and Spello.

Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to Auschwitz Camps and Krakow, Poland, a 3-day visit to Venice and a 3-day trip to Palermo, Sicily. A 2-night tour of London, England is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.

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