- Fall: April 15
- Spring: October 15
About Influence in Society and Business
OPENING FALL 2019! If you're ready to start exploring, this is the program for you! While making Rome your home, you'll feel empowered to take a seat at the table and find your voice among other influencers. Courses and internships are designed to prepare you for your future role in local and global networks.
Influence in Society and Business Benefits
OPENING FALL 2019!
- Walk by ancient Roman city walls, stop for a quick espresso, and admire spectacular works of art—all on your way to class
- Choose from a variety of IFSA-taught courses in English that fulfill common requirements in business and the social sciences
- Share weekly homemade dinners and conversation with an Italian host family while living independently in student apartments
- Develop your intercultural and professional skills with an exciting internship designed for you in Italy's capital city
- Talk openly with Rome's influencers in diverse fields and learn about the forces that influenced their passions and careers
- Explore common intellectual dilemmas from Roman history and today where your courses and activities intersect
Academics at Influence in Society and Business
Influence in Society and Business provides a compelling curriculum in English focused on Business and the social sciences. Crafted for U.S. degree requirements and contemporary hot topics, IFSA-taught courses explore relevant topics in the Roman, Italian, and European contexts by incorporating a variety of case studies and field visits. The 15-credit semester is comprised of five elective courses open to all students without pre-requisites. All courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits.
All students will take Survival Italian Language, an intensive 15-hour non-credit-bearing course designed to introduce the basics of Italian language and its cultural contexts.
Not all courses may be offered in a given semester depending on enrollment. Click on each link below for a detailed course syllabus and suggested U.S. university equivalencies.
Forced Migration, Refugees, and Change
History of the Mafia
Intercultural Professional Communication
International Political Economy
The Jewish Community in Rome
Service Operations Management
Sociology of Consumerism
Statistics for Social Sciences
Strategic Communication for Leadership
Urban Event and Project Management
Internship and Methodology Seminar
Beginning Italian 1
Additional levels available upon request based on previous student language experience
In Rome, IFSA students may choose to participate in a part-time, credit-bearing internship at sites that may include Italian family businesses, corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Students undergo an individually tailored placement process and collectively take part in a methodology seminar that culminates in a final paper and presentation. Throughout the semester, students acquire real world work experience while developing intercultural skills and experiences which are critically important to personal, academic and professional success. Internship placements may include galleries and museums, business incubators, United Nations agencies, religiously affiliated non-profits, marketing firms, and human rights advocacy groups.
Housing & Meals
The IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.