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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Spring / Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: AIFS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring / Summer 2021 01/29/2021 02/01/2021 TBA TBA
Spring / Summer 2022 01/28/2022 02/04/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Culinary Arts, Culture, Gastronomy, Marketing Housing: Apartment, Homestay
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:

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Florence, Italy
This is an interactive, in the field program held in the two most important wine areas in Italy. AIFS, in collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Science in Pollenzo, offers a course which combines classes, tastings, visits to wineries and vineyards and study trips with seminars led by international faculty from enology, wine culture and wine management. In the first week, with the collaboration and hospitality of the Wine Bank and Slow Food’s Slow Wine, classes are taught in Pollenzo in the UNESCO Heritage Castle in the Langhe (Barolo area), while the remaining two weeks are held in Florence at the AIFS Global Educatio Center with trips to the Chianti Region. Students take Global Education, a 3-credit course which focuses on the importance of wine as a tool to understand and approach cultural diversity in a more globalized world.
 
  • Earn 3 credits over a 3-week Maymester studying abroad in Florence.
  • Includes one week in Barolo, Italy.
  • Live in an apartment or as a paying guest in an Italian home.
  • Enjoy cultural and social activities such as walking tours, museum visits, cooking and wine tasting classes, gelato tours, dinner with Italians and more.
  • Optional multi-day excursions to Rome and Venice are available.
  • A 2-day tour of London, England, is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.
  • Tuition and transcripts provided by Fairfield University
  • This program is available to high school graduates for Gap Year participation
 
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Over 50% of students receive financial support from AIFS!  
   
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.