CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Florence - January in Florence

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On our January in Florence program, you’ll be immersed in the local Italian and Florentine culture immediately to get the most out of this short-term study abroad program. We’ll pack in a lot of fun activities in a short time, including excursions... read more

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I learned more than words describe it was a once in a lifetime. It was definitely worthwhile! - University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth View Entire Review

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On our January in Florence program, you’ll be immersed in the local Italian and Florentine culture immediately to get the most out of this short-term study abroad program. We’ll pack in a lot of fun activities in a short time, including excursions in and around Florence, group outings to movies and galleries, city tours, and enough social programming that you won’t have any trouble sleeping at night!

Florence is an amazing location - This Renaissance city boasts countless galleries, museums, cafes, festivals, holidays and generally social street scenes. Even when you don’t necessarily plan on it, you might find yourself engulfed by culture as a festival strikes up, a new gallery opens its doors to the public, or a museum offers free entrances.

A medium-sized city - Perfect for a shorter program, Florence is just the right size so that you can learn your way around in a couple days, yet it’s big enough to keep you fully engaged the entire time you’re there. Explore the historic city center end-to-end, then venture into outlying towns, and even into the snow-capped Apennines Mountains.

The rest of Italy and Europe are easily accessible - from Florence, take a quick trip into Rome, Pisa, Venice or Milan. Or, go further afield and spend a weekend in Prague, Paris, London, or Barcelona. You will be surprised how cheap airfare is once you get over there!

A wide variety of courses to choose from - Much of your learning will take place OUTSIDE of the classroom in Florence. However, inside the classroom, you’ll be learning about intriguing, locally-focused topics including business, art, culture, architecture and even physical education. Of course, if you want to brush up on your Italian language, there are a range of levels of Italian offered.

Escape the cold back home - If an average high of 50 degrees and sunshine sounds tropical compared to winter where you are, bring your bathing suit! A nice, temperate climate even in the dead of winter means you’ll have no excuse to not be out and about in the beautiful city.

Combine this with a spring semester - Want to get a head start on an incredible spring semester in Florence? The January in Florence program leads right into our spring Semester in Florence program, allowing you to combine the two for more than 4 months in Italy!

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • January Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • History
  • Architect
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Year Founded:
2000
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CISabroad / Center for International Studies Scholarships

This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This scholarship is intended for students who are among the first from their U.S. university to go abroad on any CISabroad program. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

Are you already #InstaFamous? Take it to the next level. Recipients will be required to take part in an Instagram takeover as well as provide content for other CISabroad Social platforms. Examples of content include, 20 high quality photos, and a short video about your experience.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Photojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online photo wordpress blog with at least 100 photos by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 Award Notification: November 15 Summer Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1 Award Notification: April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1 Award Notification: May 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This award is intended for under-served students within the education abroad population. Possible considerations include, STEM majors, first generation college students, multicultural backgrounds, and many more. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Videojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online video wordpress blog with at least 1 video by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 Award Notification: November 15 Summer Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1 Award Notification: April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1 Award Notification: May 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This award is intended for students who are interested in or have an academic focus in conservation, community development, or sustainability. Recipients will arrange and participate in at least two volunteer opportunities while overseas and make a presentation, video, blog, or vlog on their experience upon returning home.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This award is given to students who are ready to dive deep and tell their story to the world! While abroad, recipients will learn to blog or vlog like a pro using either Wordpress or YouTube. When you return students will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a project that will be completed upon return of your overseas experience.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15 Award Notification - November 15 Summer Study Programs Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1 Award Notification - April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1 Award Notification - May 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

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