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Study art, art history, Italian language and culture and more during a semester or year with AIFS in Florence, Italy. The Richmond Study Center is located in the Palazzo Michelozzi, a few minutes walk from the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo and many of the great Florentine museums.

En route to Florence, all students visit the exciting city of London. In Italy, AIFS offers trips to historic Rome and enchanting Venice, plus semester students will spend 2 weeks in Viareggio (fall) or Siena (spring) for orientation.


Area(s) of Study

  • Art History
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Music
  • Studio Art
  • Economics
  • Italian
  • Philosophy
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • History
  • Italian Civilization
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual Art Studies
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts

Sponsored by AIFS - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

All courses are taught in English. Summer students must participate in 6 week program and take at least 6 credits. Please note that the first summer session start date could conflict with finals schedules and may require coordination with professors to be finished early.


Courses taught by local faculty.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and Italian


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - Yes


Students live in an Italian homestay or a student apartment.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Students pay a $75 application fee to UT, a $95 application fee to AIF refundable enrollment deposit to AIFS and a $600 affiliated studies fee to UT Austin. Some financial aid and scholarships can be used. AIFS offers UT Austin Gillman applicants scholarships.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 24, 2020 to May 8, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2019
- Summer Whole
  • May 18, 2020 to July 3, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 29, 2020 to December 3, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 23, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Program Dates

Next Step

1) Attend "Explore Italy-Greece" info-session. See website calendar for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Naomi Valdez. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Program information above is subject to change