Benedictine College: Florence - Semester Program in Florence, Italy

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Students at the Florence campus: Live for three months in an incredible villa in Tuscany.Experience Italy’s great food and hospitable people.Come to better understand other cultures as well as their own.Form an amazing community even if they didn’... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
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It was worthwhile because it was a stepping stone into travelling the world more and I was able to feel more confident travelling in the future and meeting other people. It was nice to experience it with other American students but I feel like I would have gained more if I was forced to be in the culture more. I learned to be mo... - Benedictine College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was a totally worthwhile experience. I learned so much while studying abroad and not just about Italian language, culture, history and philosophy. I learned so much about the world and my place in it. I learned more about myself in the three months I was abroad than I have in the 21 years I have been alive. ... - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I gained a sense of independence and a greater appreciation for little moments of beauty. It was definitely worthwhile. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I learned that the world is my playground :P - Benedictine College View Entire Review
Yes, I gained an appreciation for various cultures and a love for travel and history. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I learned to be at peace within myself, to love other people, to be independent and to trust in God to take care of everything. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
More than I can dream of articulating and placing in this small box. But to give effort: A confidence that is all the more present in my daily life. An appreciation of and pride for my nation. A comfort with being vulnerable. A desire to seek. A never ending thirst for knowledge and beauty. Some sweet observational... - Benedictine College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Benedictine College: Florence - Semester Program in Florence, Italy
It was definitely worthwhile, I gained knowledge of other cultures and learned to be opened-minded and experience what you can. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I gained so much knowledge of the culture and how to adapt in another country and travel abroad. The knowledge I gained from that is invaluable. I learned a lot about myself as well. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I wanted a program that was closer to the city and at the same time had access to the Sacraments in english - Benedict College View Entire Review
I learned about a new culture, its contributions to the rest of the world, how to travel efficiently and intelligently, how to adapt to new places, and to not be afraid of new adventures. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
July 21, 2016 Eat, Pray, Love
You not only experience and learn another culture, you discover who you are as an individual. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
Primarily independence. Nothing teaches independence like learning to travel around foreign countries where you don't know the native language. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
August 05, 2016 Unforgettable
I learned how to be independent and travel on my own. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I learned about other cultures and how they view american culture. I learned a lot about myself and what really matters to me. I learned how to navigate a city I don't know without internet on my phone and so so so much more. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
See the above answer, definitely worth while. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
i learned a lot about myself and the people i was with. it was absolutely worthwhile and i recommend everyone study abroad for a semester. it challenges you personally and is really a rare opportunity. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Benedictine College: Florence - Semester Program in Florence, Italy
I learned a lot about how to live life, my faith, a lot about myself and my friendships. So many things that I never knew I could learn. It was one of the most worthwhile things I've ever done in my life and I wouldn't give it up. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about other cultures. I also learned to enjoy art quite a bit. I also now feel comfortable traveling in the future. And yes, incredibly worthwhile. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Benedictine College: Florence - Semester Program in Florence, Italy
I learned a lot about different cultures. I learned how to navigate foreign countries, and how unique and awesome all the different cultures of Europe are. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I learned about the differences between cultures and the similarities that all people have. I gained appreciation for my life here and for how other people live. I learned that everything we learn in the classroom has real tangible roots somewhere out that, and I got to see some of them. TOTALLY worthwhile. - Benedictine College View Entire Review
I gained traveling abilities and leadership/teamwork skills. Personalities of different people really come out strong and clear when you're traveling. It was a good experience for me to be able to handle different people and their stress levels, along with my own. Things never go as planned when it comes to traveling, so it was ... - Benedict College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Benedictine College: Florence - Semester Program in Florence, Italy
I learned about other peoples cultures and how to travel outside the norm. everything is an experience that will impact you than or later in life. Sure I learned a little Italian while I was abroad but the main thing I took away was some of the best friends I made while abroad - Benedictine College View Entire Review
100% worthwhile. - Benedictine College View Entire Review

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Students at the Florence campus: 


  • Live for three months in an incredible villa in Tuscany.

  • Experience Italy’s great food and hospitable people.

  • Come to better understand other cultures as well as their own.

  • Form an amazing community even if they didn’t know each other before.

  • Learn a language and use it with native speakers in real situations.

  • See more of the world.

  • Visit historic places in Italy and around Europe.

  • Take advantage of low-cost transportation.

 It is the goal of Benedictine College to have its students in Florence experience: 

  • Beauty in art, nature and relationships

  • Fellowship while living together

  • Discovery while living near the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

 The Program uses the city of Florence and its surroundings as a grand laboratory. The courses offered draw on the enormous literary and artistic heritage of the city of Florence, widely considered to be the cradle of Italian culture.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2006
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