- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
- Spend an academic year, semester, or summer exploring the language, people, art, and, of course, the food of Tuscany while studying in its capital city of Florence. Studying through ELI in Florence gives you the opportunity to submerge yourself in Italian culture while earning credit hours towards your degree at your home University.
This program is ideal for students wanting to study fine art, liberal arts, art history, and Italian language. With ELI you will get a superior educational experience while living in Florence. Once you arrive you will participate an in-depth orientation that will cover everything you need to know for a successful semester or summer in Florence. Throughout the semester we will offer cultural activities such as cooking classes, wine tours and film nights.
The school we partner with has professional photography, printmaking, paper making, book binding, and graphic art studio space in addition to an art gallery that hosts world-renowned exhibits. The campus has a strong sense of community and students often feel as if they are part of a big family in Florence; all while studying within a short walk from the historic Duomo and Baptistry.
This program includes tuition, fees, housing, cultural activities, pre-departure advising, on site orientation, 24/7 in country support and visa information. At ELI we strive for high quality programs while keeping cost low. We believe every student should have the opportunity to have a study abroad experience.
- Setting Description:
- Overview: Most classes meet twice a week. Classes combine in-class lectures, discussions and on-site visits. Most academic courses are reading and writing intensive and require a minimum of 6-9 hours of work outside of regular class time.
Studio Classes: These hands-on courses meet twice a week for a total of 6 hours per week. Studio courses combine practical lessons, in-class demonstrations, and slide presentations. When possible, students go on-site to relevant exhibits and museums to work. All courses require reading and in-class critiques individually and in groups. More advanced studio courses may require written assignments and may require students to keep a sketchbook.
Students are housed in residential apartments located within a 20 minute walk from the main campus. All apartments are fully furnished with the essential necessities for independent living.
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