- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
On Summer in Florence, you will be a local in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations while you study abroad in Italy. Florence is an amazing location for cultural immersion, and Florence University of the Arts, home to Summer in Florence, focuses on creating an outstanding cultural environment that nurtures your talents. Here, you’ll experience: Custom program length – Do you want to stay in Florence for 3, 6, 9, or 12 weeks? Summer in Florence lets you choose just how long your summer study abroad program lasts and how many credits you receive. Pasta, pizza, and tiramisu, oh my! – Local, family-owned restaurants are found at every corner in Florence. Or shop in the large 2-story food market in the city center and make your own Italian creations at home. Courses in your major, plus exciting electives – Study within your major to further your degree back home, or attempt a new hobby by taking an elective such as Intro to Photography. Or study Italian in Florence- what better place to learn a new language? Italy and the rest of Europe in your backyard – By air or train, Florence is near hundreds of other Italian cities just waiting to be explored. Or, if you’re feeling extra adventurous, hop on a plane for a weekend in Spain! It's all possible when you spend your summer abroad in Italy! An art-lover’s paradise – View world-renowned masterpieces in museums such as the Uffizi Gallery, then purchase your own treasure from a local street artist. Choose our Art and Language session and you can take classes like photography, painting and Italian Language. History brought to life – Listen to a class lecture on the powerful Medici family, then walk minutes from campus to see where the family lived during the Renaissance!
Summer in Florence, housed at Florence University of the Arts (FUA), offers 6 summer school sessions! Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4: Session A: Session B: Students may also combine sessions to stay in Italy for a full 12 weeks! Take a look at Florence's wide course selection including classes like, 'The Florence Food and Culture Experience,' 'Dance Workshop,' 'Food and Wine studies,' or 'Private Voice Coach.'
If you've ever wanted to study abroad in Italy, then check out our Summer in Florence summer study abroad program! Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique. The summer sessions let you stay in Florence for 3, 6, 9 or 12 weeks and earn up to 15 credits Study Italian in Florence - Courses are taught in English, or in Italian for more advanced speakers Excursion options to Lucca, Pisa, and Sienna Small classes of 8–25 students Numerous options for experiencing the city’s music, art, dance, food, and more Cook for yourself in your apartment or enjoy food from the local market and many restaurants Gym, internet, and library all on campus Everything you could ever need or want is within walking distance of the Florence city center Talk to your program coordinator about adding a one-week tour of Tuscany to the start of your Summer in Florence program
- Setting Description:
- Florence is an ideal place to study abroad, with its incredible scenic views, mild climate, and endless options of things to do. It’s the perfect place to walk around and explore- Florence is a manageable size, making it easy to wander around without getting lost. There are also buses available to take you anywhere you want to go around the city, and trains to let you get out and see the rest of Italy. Florence offers some of the best options to see amazing artwork in Italy. There are many galleries to visit, and of course you can see famous works like Michelangelo’s David, or take a trip to the Duomo. Look out on the views from the Ponte Vecchio, hike up to Piazza Michelangelo, shop at the famous leather market, and more in this appealing city!
- For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.
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Based on 2 Reviews
- Room to Explore03/07/19
While spending six weeks studying in Florence in Summer 2017, I felt so supported by the CIS staff in-country and back in the states. They were with me every step of the way as I was getting signed up to make sure nothing was missed. I knew everything
I needed to know beforehand about living arrangements, in-country resources, and what to pack. CIS's arrangement with Florence University of the Arts gave me an opportunity to explore the city given that classes took place throughout Florence. CIS's programs and dinners were a wonderful way to meet more of my fellow American students. I felt so free to explore my exciting new city because I knew that, should I need them, the kind and helpful CIS staff were there for support.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- BEST TRIP EVER10/09/18
This trip was easily the best experience I've ever had. Not only did CIS go above and beyond while abroad, but they made sure we were all prepared before even stepping foot on the airplane. While applying, I was wary of whether or not my summer work schedule
would allow me to go on the six week program, or the three week program. My program advisor reassured me that once I have my application in they can always switch it over–which took a complete weight off of my shoulders. Once accepted into our programs, CIS had an orientation meeting via video chat. This orientation meeting provided me with all of the information I could've asked for pre-departure, and I felt as if I knew everything about the city of Florence before even getting there. This definitely helped ease me into the culture, and mitigated any potential culture shock. Additionally, we had an orientation once we were settled in to our places as well. The orientation was long, but I don't know what I would have done without it. They described at length what to do, what not to do, which places to avoid, cultural norms we should respect, and even where to get the best mosquito repellant (which was VERY life changing). Once we arrived in Florence, I knew I was in the right place. The city itself is so utterly beautiful and rich in culture and history. Aside from the true magnificence of the city and the country, CIS provided us with numerous opportunities to truly dive into the culture and experience local life outside of the tourist realm. One of my favorite experiences was the gelato tour–where we toured around the city and tried two of the best gelato places in Florence, the kind you only find if you wander far off the beaten path and have a local to help you find it! My other favorite experience was the pasta making night. We all contributed to make a traditional Italian meal from scratch–including making home made pasta. These are only two of so many experiences I enjoyed and that truly made my time abroad feel like I was at home. Our site leaders, Peggy and Alessandro also had a huge impact on our trip. Not only were they there for us if we had any issues or concerns, but they helped to guide us whether we were looking for local spots to explore or needed to figure out how to use public transportation. This totally changed our experience, because we basically had locals we could text and ask any questions! In addition, the institution where we studied could not have been more perfect. Florence University of the Arts offered numerous academic subjects to explore, and went above and beyond in ensuring that students got the most out of their experience. What is unique about FUA, is that they offer mandatory excursion trips as part of each course, where you get to travel outside of Florence and take part in activities pertaining to your class. CIS does it best, and they offer everything you could ask for!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend