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European Art and Culture

England, France, Italy | AIFS Global Education Center | May Term 2024
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Spend a summer studying and traveling through iconic cities in Europe with AIFS! Spend 5 nights in London, 4 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Nice, 2 nights in Milan, 2 nights in Venice, 4 nights in Florence and 3 nights in Rome studying the masterpieces of art history on the European Art and Culture program.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Housing

    Shared rooms in tourist-class hotels

  • Meals

    Breakfast throughout (students need to budget for daily lunch and dinner)

  • Cultural & Academic Activities

    Field trips to museums and galleries, visits to places of architectural, historical and cultural interest

  • AIFS Travel Manager

    who will be with the group throughout the tour and be available to provide local information, answer questions, take care of logistics and deal with emergencies

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Transfers between the airport and accommodations overseas

Program Details: Study + Travel European Art and Culture


May 7, 2024May 29, 2024


May Term


AIFS Global Education Center

Application Deadline

March 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees



Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Cultural Studies

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
  • Language, History and Culture
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AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

Academic credit for the program is awarded by Fairfield University. Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. 

  • Art
  • Art History
  • Cultural Studies
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Living Abroad

Day 1Optional overnight flight from the U.S. to London* 
Day 2Arrive in London. Transfers for group flights. Rest of day free. 
Day 3Morning orientation followed by a sightseeing tour with a professional guide. See London’s famous sights including Piccadilly Circus in the heart of the West End, the Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames and Buckingham Palace.
Day 4Morning class. Afternoon visit to the British Museum. 
Day 5Morning class. Afternoon visit to the Tate Modern.
Day 6Morning class. Afternoon visit to the National Gallery.
Day 7Transfer to Paris by Eurostar and check into hotel. Balance of day free. 
Day 8Morning class. Afternoon visit to the D’Orsay Museum. 
Day 9Morning visit to the Louvre Museum. Afternoon visit to the Pompidou Center. 
Day 10Morning class. Free afternoon. Evening cruise on River Seine. 
Day 11Morning transfer by train to Nice and check into hotel. Balance of day free. 
Day 12Morning visit to the Matisse Museum. Afternoon free. 
Day 13Morning transfer by private bus to Milan and check into hotel. Balance of day free. 
Day 14Morning walking tour of Milan's iconic sites. Afternoon class. 
Day 15Morning guided visit to the Brera Museum. Afternoon transfer to Venice by train. 
Day 16Morning sightseeing walking tour of Venice including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and entrance to the Church of Frari. Afternoon class. 
Day 17Morning visit to the Guggenheim Museum, which holds an important collection of modern art, including works by Picasso, Miró, Kandinsky and Pollock. Afternoon transfer to Florence by train. 
Day 18Morning class. Free afternoon. 
Day 19Morning class. Afternoon guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery. 
Day 20Morning Class. Afternoon visit to the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s David. 
Day 21Morning transfer to Rome by train. Afternoon visit to the Vatican Museums. 
Day 22Morning Class. Afternoon guided tour to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
Day 23Morning final assessment of the academic program. Afternoon Free. 
Day 24Optional return flight from Rome to the U.S.* 
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 20, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    May 6, 2024
  • Program Begins
    May 7, 2024
  • Program Ends
    May 29, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 29, 2024
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.

Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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