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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 lo
Florence, Italy
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Study Abroad
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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!
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    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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