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20 Study Abroad Locations Perfect for Film Majors

by AIFS Abroad
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Calling all film majors: Want to study abroad but not sure which locations would be best? Don’t stress – we’ve helped narrow down the list.

Here are 20 of our fantastic study abroad locations that are offering classes in (or related to) film studies.

1. United Kingdom, France, and Italy – Study + Travel Program

Spend your summer in an exciting and rewarding way with our multi-destination European Cinema Study + Travel Program!

Accredited by Fairfield University, this program takes you through the U.K., France and Italy to explore Western European cinema. It’s 3 weeks long and worth 3 semester credits.

2. Barcelona, Spain

Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona is a dream study abroad location where incredible food, culture and history meet a large student population and exciting nightlife.

3. Berlin, Germany

Take a cinema class in Germany’s capital city where a thriving art scene, fascinating history, and legendary nightlife attracts visitors from across the globe.

4. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentina is known for its stunning, natural landscapes, and Buenos Aires welcomes visitors with a lively cultural scene, excellent food, and incredibly welcoming locals.

AIFS Abroad students at the Cannes Film Festival

5. Cannes, France

As the home of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, Cannes is a dream location for film enthusiasts.

6. Granada, Spain

Nestled between the dazzling white peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the deep blue Mediterranean of the Costa del Sol, Granada is a beautiful study abroad destination.

7. Limerick, Ireland

Limerick is one of the world’s most picturesque and charming study abroad locations.

8. London, England

From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, London is filled with world famous landmarks and attractions that will keep you busy and awe-struck every day.

9. Madrid, Spain

Madrid offers a spectacle on every corner that will leave your jaw dropping in awe. It has been called a culinary capital, a golden metropolis, and one of the liveliest cities on earth.

10. Maynooth, Ireland

From a 13th century castle, to horse trekking excursions, to Hogwarts-esque architecture, Maynooth’s magic will make you feel like you’re living in a fairy tale.

Young woman sitting in front of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France during summer

11. Paris, France

Some of the world’s most famous films were set in Paris, the City of Lights. It’s easy to fall in love with France’s capital and its cozy sidewalk cafes, renowned landmarks, and inspiring art.

12. Prague, Czech Republic

“Czech” out Prague and you won’t be disappointed. Its many castles, museums, beer gardens, dance clubs, and affordable cost of living make it a top choice for study abroad students.

13. Athens, Greece

With ancient history and inspiration around every corner, Athens is the perfect place to take a film course (or any course, for that matter) abroad.

14. Budapest, Hungary

Stroll along the 19th-century boulevards amidst the pristine architecture of downtown Budapest and take a bike ride along the river Danube. With its low cost of living and lively student population, you’ll find Budapest to be a perfect study abroad destination.

Seoul, South Korea

15. Seoul, South Korea

Interested in K-movies and Korean culture? Don’t miss the opportunity to take a film course in Seoul, South Korea’s capital city.

16. Milan, Italy

As a driving force of business, finance, marketing, tourism, and design, Milan is a city where ideas are cultivated and trends are created.

17. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is the most diverse and cosmopolitan city in Australia, with an eclectic mix of food, arts and entertainment. You’ll love its fast-paced yet laid back atmosphere and having endless opportunities for creativity at your fingertips.

18. Grenoble, France

Nestled into the French Alps is the charming city of Grenoble, France. With an seemingly endless supply of French cultural experiences, creatives will love exploring this city and studying abroad there.

19. Stellenbosch, South Africa

About an hour from Cape Town is the picturesque South African city of Stellenbosch. A university town, you’ll be surrounded by other creative students when you study abroad.

20. San José, Costa Rica

Interested in studying in Latin America or Central America? Look no further than San José — the capital city and urban hub of Costa Rica. Enjoy and get inspired by their way of life, called “pura vida.”

Bonus: Do a Film Internship Abroad

Interning abroad is your chance to do something different, learn outside of the classroom, gain work experience, earn academic credit, make lifelong friendships, and explore the world. AIFS Abroad internship programs are offered in 15 exciting international cities and in over 40 career fields overall, with internship placements available in Film. You’ll build your resume while having the experience of a lifetime!

These aren’t the only locations for Film Majors to study abroad.

AIFS Abroad offers study abroad programs and international internship programs around the world. Maybe you’ve completed your film major’s requirements and are looking to explore other topics through electives, or maybe you want to go to a place where famous films have been made. No matter your goals, we have a program to suit your needs.

Have any questions about studying or interning abroad with AIFS? We’re here to help!

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