AIFS in Rome – Italy Study Abroad
Just walk outside like- you’re in Rome. Like
you’re in the most beautiful city in the world. The city is the main resource. It’s the
live classroom, so most of our courses and our classes are organized in a way
that students use the city as their main resource. They go out and study the
Colosseum from inside the Colosseum. They study Michelangelo from inside the
Sistine Chapel. It beats reading a textbook sitting in class back home any
day to be on-site. Here they have 3,000 years of history, one layer over the
other, and it’s all here for them to take, to grasp, to understand. We’ve been to the
Pantheon, we’ve been to Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum. We’ve been to the Forum, the Colosseum- we’ve just been all over Rome. It’s very real. You know like we’ll talk
about Michelangelo’s David, and that weekend we go and see it in Florence, and
it’s it’s just amazing. We also go on tours, and Venice, and we went to Florence.
So they show us around the area and show us around the country, so you learn a lot
inside and outside of the class. Being in Rome and being at the actual sites is
the way to learn about history. Um our school is actually very centrally located. It’s
very much in the city center of Rome, so you can pretty much get to any major
landmark in Rome in about 10-15 minutes. Our living situation is amazing. Um I
wouldn’t- couldn’t ask for anything better. The food is amazing.
You can’t go wrong anywhere you go. I don’t think I’ve been to a bad
restaurant. Yeah, it’s been great. AIFS does a great job. They set everything up.
They tell you how everything works. Um they’ve included a lot of stuff and it’s
just really easy. You can go talk to any of the directors or anything and they
tell you what you need to do. I like the way our students discover the city and
discover our culture. Why you want to do this? Because it’s an experience of a
lifetime. The things you learn here are not things
you can learn anywhere else, and even if you’re here for a semester, a year, or
just the summer, you take things with you that you will hold for the rest of your
life. And you will always tell people about your experience here in Rome.