Pack your bags, Alpha Phi is going to Italy!
Select Study Abroad is proud to announce two summer study abroad sessions in Florence, Italy and Mother and Daughter Trips for sorority members in Florence & Tuscany, Naples & the Amalfi Coast, and the Italian Riviera. Get ready to see the world, earn college credit, and experience life abroad, all while making lifelong connections with your fellow Alpha Phi sisters. The bond you share will only grow stronger while traveling together. Expand your world and your sisterhood!
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 or the credit-free Italian Ambassador Program. All college credit courses are taught in English with the exception of Italian language courses. The Italian Ambassador Program involves on-site learning and activities led by the expert Select Study Abroad team. From Art History to Religious Studies and from Fashion 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 Meghan Rooney, Zeta Beta chapter at Loyola Marymount University…
“Reminiscing on my time in Italy with Select Study Abroad makes me feel so incredibly lucky and overjoyed that I was able to experience it. This program is the perfect combination of everything I dreamed of in an abroad experience, including getting to meet new Alpha Phi sisters. The bonds I created with these girls were formed immediately. I felt as though I had known them for years, when in reality we had only just begun our journey exploring Italy together. As a sister of Alpha Phi, I was thrilled to meet new sisters and together make Florence our new home as we explored culture, history, art, food, and best of all the gelato. I learned so much about myself and grew immensely as a person as a result of the friendships and once in a lifetime experiences that Carrie, Kellin, and Hannah put together. They truly are Italy gurus and make me forever grateful for my memorable experiences in this magical city. I can only hope I will one day get to return to and recall my Select Study Abroad summer. Grazie mille Firenze, ti amo!
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.
We are also very excited to announce our exclusive Mother and Daughter Trips planned especially for the mothers and daughters of Alpha Phi.
Fall in love with Florence!