AIFS Gap Year Abroad: Brixen, Italy (J-Term)
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AIFS Gap Year Programs are available to high school graduates 18 and over.
Earn 3 credits over 3 weeks this January in Brixen, Italy. Brixen (Bressanone) is located in the heart of the Dolomites mountain range in the northern Italian Alps. Study Italian Food and Culture in a region known for culinary excellence and explore regional Italian gastronomic food traditions. Students stay in double rooms in a residence located in the historical center of Brixen. Cultural and social activities enrich the classroom curriculum with visits to local producers, museums and more.
Study Italian Food and Culture in beautiful Brixen, Italy, located in the Dolomites mountains of the Italian Alps. This course is a fantastic choice for history, anthropology and gastronomy enthusiasts to learn about regional variations and Italian food culture. Skiing and snowboarding in the Alps is an exciting addition to this study abroad itinerary as geography plays a part in the evolution of food culture as well. A 3-day pass to explore local ski resorts is included. Cultural and social activities include walking tours, museum visits and a trip to Vipiteno. Highlights include visits to a winery and wine cellar, a milk factory and a local brewery. An optional 2-day excursion to Milan is also available.