Pack your bags, Alpha Phi is going to Italy!
Select Study Abroad is proud to announce a summer study abroad session in Florence, Italy and Mother and Daughter Trips for sorority members in Florence & Tuscany and Naples & the Amalfi Coast. 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. What now?
It’s pretty simple.
Then spread the word!
Share this page so your sisters know you’re on your way to Florence. Let’s make this the trip of a lifetime for Alpha Phi!
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 Sophia Schack, Theta Delta chapter of Alpha Phi, Creighton University…
“My time spent in Italy was truly such a dream come true. The month-long study abroad program through Select Study Abroad brought me Alpha Phi sisters from across the nation. The bonds created and memories shared on this trip are things I will always hold dear to my heart. Throughout my time in Florence, I took culinary classes, toured historical sites, ventured all across the beautiful country, and ate a few too many gelatos along the way. I genuinely could not have asked for a better experience abroad, all thanks to the wonderful directors who made this trip so special. This once in a lifetime opportunity is something I will cherish forever!
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 at 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!