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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Restrictions: Valpo applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:


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Program Information
On Summer in Florence, you will be a local in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. 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.

Get excited about:

  • 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 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 a course 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.
Summer in Florence is located at Florence University of the Arts, in the heart of the city making all the great Florence sights easily accessible. With magnificent monuments such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce just minutes from school, you’ll never have to complain about your walk to class. You will enjoy small class sizes of 8–20 students and excellent courses taught by Italian and other European professors. With the exception of your Italian-language course, all courses are taught in English and there is an extensive variety to choose from. In terms of academics, FUA truly has it all!

Sessions include 3 or 6 week long intervals with the ability to combine multiple sessions to create even longer programs. In any 1 session students are able to complete 1-2 courses or 3-6 US credit hours. Students may also combine sessions to stay in Italy for a 9-12 weeks! Students may received up to 12-15 credit hours if they attend the maximum of 9-12 weeks in Florence. 



  • 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
  • Excursions include day and weekend trips to places like Lucca, Pisa, Sienna, Parma, Maremma, Tuscany and Sicily 
  • 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
Program dates for Summer 2018 are as follows: 

Session 1: May 13 - June 1
Session 2: June 3 - July 22
Session 3: June 24 - July 13
Session 4: July 15 - Aug 3
**It is possible to enroll in multiple sessions. 
**Dates are approximate.

Application Requirements and Deadlines: 
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing. 

Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CISabroad
  • The Valpo deadline to apply to Summer 2018 programs is March 1st, 2018. Click the Apply Now button at the top right of this page to begin the Valpo application. 
  • The CISabroad deadline to apply is March 1st. Click here to start the CISabroad application.
Cost Information: 
Please refer to the budget sheet above.  

If needed, students are able to work with financial aid to help with the cost of the program. Scholarships are also available. 

Out-of-pocket Expenses
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation. 

The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program. 

Program Contact Information:
Cherelle Dunn - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: 219-464-5333
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Apply for a Passport:
Passports need to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here. 



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