Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: AIFS
- Restrictions: AppState applicants only
AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. With more than 50 years of experience, we have the resources and experience to provide what our students want and need in a study abroad program, and to safeguard their welfare around the globe.
Students on the AIFS Richmond Rome program will have the option of staying in an off-campus apartment or homestay. AIFS offers a meal plan to students in both types of accommodations.
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that AIFS sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
|1AIFS Program Fee||See AIFS|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|AIFS Application Fee||$95|
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500|
|Refundable Housing Deposit||$350|
|Meals||$1500 - $2200|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$600 - $1000|
|Books and Materials||$200 - $400|
|Local Transportation||$150 - $300|
|2Visa (for US Citizens)||$200 - $250|
|3Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|4Personal Travel and Spending||$1200 - $2000|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
AIFS offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $200 to $5000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
All students will be required to enroll in an Italian language course. In addition to language students will be able to choose from a range of elective courses taught in English. For music majors who do not want to fall behind during a semester abroad, or for those with an interest in music, an exciting Music Program is available, taught in a multicultural environment in conjunction with Saint Louis College of Music, founded in 1976 and authorized to issue Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Students take up to 15 Richmond credits and may then take an additional music course offerings. Students are also able to take a Service Learning and Active Citizenship course.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the AIFS Rome website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Stellenbosch program will take 12-15 credits. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.