Earn up to 16 credits per semester studying abroad in Florence; no previous Italian language study is required.
Live in an Italian home or student apartment.
Choose from three available programs: Traditional Academic Program | Fashion Management and Marketing Program (spring semester only) | Internship Program (additional requirements/criteria apply).
Enjoy cultural and social activities such as visits to museums, art galleries, churches and theaters, plus course-related field trips, wine tasting and cooking classes, gelato tasting, walking tours and more; volunteer opportunities are also available.
Excursions include a multi-day field trip to Rome, a 2-day visit to Venice and a day trip to Siena.
A 2-night tour of London, England, is included for students on the AIFS Flight Package.
Tuition and transcripts provided by Richmond University in Florence.
Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!
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.
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution.
You may view the entire course catalog for this program by following these instructions:
Choose the correct semester and year under the “Richmond in Florence” heading. More than one semester is provided per option, so choose the option that includes the semester you are planning to be abroad (example: If you plan to study abroad Spring 2019, choose “Fall 2018 and Spring 2019”
Click on “Courses” tab under the “Program Info” heading
Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from Richmond in Florence will transfer as follows:
Credits at Richmond in Florence
Credit at Chapman
Courses are graded according to the US grading scale. Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grades will transfer according to the following scale:
Grade at Richmond in Florence
Grade at Chapman University
Credits are articulated based on U.S. credit equivalencies and credit hours earned.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.