Pack your bags, Alpha Phi is going to Italy!
Explore Hand in Hand
Everyday group activities cover the wonders of Florence, from private tours of the famous Uffizi galleries to artisanal shoe and jewelry making demonstrations. Touch, taste, and feel all that Italy has to offer with your closest sisters and new friends from Alpha Phi chapters all over North America.
During weekend trips you will explore the many gems of the Italian peninsula, including Rome, Venice, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terre, and more! See the Roman Colosseum, climb the Duomo of Siena, stroll over the Rialto Bridge in Venice, bike over the 16th century walls of Lucca, snap your favorite Leaning Tower picture, and try every Italian delicacy you can imagine.
Enroll in one or two academic courses worth 3 college credits each at the prestigious Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence. All courses are taught in English with the exception of Italian language courses. From Art History to Photography and from Fashion Design to Italian Cooking, immerse yourself in the amazing culture happening right before your eyes.
Just wait. It gets better…
You and your sisters will make Florence your home away from home. Located in the heart of the historical center of the city, your residence and school are just steps away from the vibrant summer life that Italians have become famous for. Wander through the San Lorenzo market, catch a parade outside the Cathedral, or grab a caffé with your sisters in Piazza Signoria. Everything the city has to offer is easily within reach.
Taking the Alpha Phi cause abroad.
The program will also feature various volunteer opportunities related to Alpha Phi’s commitment to the women’s heart health and philanthropic leadership. One of our recent projects involved sponsoring a heart-healthy day at our local bakery where specialty items were offered that were made with heart health in mind. In other years we dedicated time (and some sweat) to the Orti Dipinti, an educational garden in Florence whose mission is to teach others about healthy organic urban horticulture and its application in the daily life.
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Curious about us?
Select Study Abroad prides itself on providing a unique hands-on and personalized study abroad experience. Want to hear from past students about how life-chaning this trip was? Check out the love on The Select Lovefest and watch some video testimonials from our past students, such as Michelle Fechner, Omega Delta Psi chapter at Eastern Illinois University…
Looking back at my experience with Select Study Abroad, I can’t help but always smile. Being a member of Alpha Phi has given me more than I could have ever imagined, but I never thought it would lead me to studying abroad in Italy with my sisters! The program Carrie and Kellin have created is truly amazing and definitely a worthwhile one. Select Study Abroad allowed me to grow in many ways. Whether it was gaining more confidence in myself and doing things I normally would not do, to finding a whole new appreciation for the Italian culture, art, history, and of course the food and gelato! I can say from the bottom of my heart that experiencing the Select Study Abroad program was by far the most eye-opening and memorable experience I have had in my life thus far. So with that, I encourage any and every Alpha Phi to participate in this program because by the end of your month abroad I promise that you will be saying endless grazie’s to the most beautiful country in the world…Italy.
For more information on dates, pricing, and what exactly is included in the cost, see our Dates & Cost page. And as always, feel free to call us directly – 310.818.3246 – to speak to one of our Directors for more information about this amazing opportunity! In just a few months, you could be making memories and friendships that last a lifetime…