Program Details

•FYA is designed for seamless continuation toward graduation. •Students take up to 49 credit hours over 12 months, beginning in the fall term. •Classes are taught in English, except for foreign language classes. Additionally, living among native speaker
Location:
Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
The First Year Abroad program allows students to complete the first twelve months of their Florida State careers studying abroad with International Programs. Students can choose to spend their first year at any of our study centers: London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; Valencia, Spain. Students can opt to change their location for the summer term and spend it at another study center, though visa restrictions apply for some locations. Florence offers students the possibility to see world class operas, concerts, art exhibits and festivals that normally can be seen only in a larger city, all while holding on to its quaint Italian charm. The city is the students' classroom. Its rich history and culture are brought to life as students study first hand the works of masters who shaped Western culture, such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo and Michelangelo. The study center, located in the 15th-century Alessandri Palace, is just a short stroll from the Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and the world renowned Uffizi Gallery. Students will study in a beautiful Renaissance palace which has facilities equipped with modern comforts and technology. Click on the headings below for detailed information about each program. On program-coordinated day trips, students will be shown the artistic and historical treasures of Ravenna, Siena, San Gimignano, Pienza and Volterra. Overnight weekend group trips bring students to cities such as Venice and Rome. During spring and fall terms, students have a 10-day mid-term break for extended personal travel.

•FYA is designed for seamless continuation toward graduation. •Students take up to 49 credit hours over 12 months, beginning in the fall term. •Classes are taught in English, except for foreign language classes. Additionally, living among native speakers immeasurably aids Spanish or Italian skills. •Classes satisfy requirements of the Liberal Studies Program, many minors, and first-year prerequisites for most majors. •An academic advisor ensures students follow “mapping” for their majors. •First Year Abroad fulfills the summer residency required of most Florida State students. •The rewards of being an FYA student continue upon return to the main campus. Upon completion of a minimum of 36 FSU credit hours at their European or Panama IP study center with an FSU GPA of 3.0 or better, FYA students who are in good judicial standing are assessed in-state tuition rates for the remainder of their first undergraduate degree at Florida State in Tallahassee.

Setting Description:
Program housing is apartment-style within an approximate 25-minute or less walk from the Study Center. Bedrooms are twins and triples with shared bathrooms. Other amenities include a fully-equipped kitchen, washing machine, living area with television, and weekly cleaning service. Bed linens and towels are provided. Daily meal vouchers to local cafes and restaurants are also included in the program fee. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing.
Cost:
2015-2015 Florence $39,995 Each program fee is comprehensive, including: up to 49 credit hours; housing; health insurance; center cultural excursions and activities; full-time administrative and academic support; some meals or vouchers; and some visas. Student who take fewer than 49 credit hours are not entitled to a refund of any fees.

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