International Studies Institute / ISI Florence

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Surrounded by the lush green hills of Tuscany, Florence pulses with the spirit of the Renaissance and the energy of a modern university town. For centuries it has enticed visitors with its storied gems of art, beauty, and Italian culture. Today, t... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
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Learned to be self sufficient - University of Virginia View Entire Review
I learned how to speak the language a lot better than I expected, and I was able to use it with locals and constantly learn about the city. There was always something new to see in the city, and it was certainly a worthwhile abroad experience. My education was compounded by real life experiences that were so valuable and that I ... - University of Maryland - College Park View Entire Review
November 25, 2019 Too Short!!
I learned so much from my experience. To live in the moment, to embrace new experiences, to be adaptable, to be independent, and the benefit of going out of your way to connect with new people. - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Institute / ISI Florence
I learned a lot about the Italian culture. I got to enhance my knowledge about a culture and destination I was unfamiliar with. I felt safe, but also had the freedom to explore on my own. Very much worthwhile. I never want to go home. - University of Connecticut View Entire Review
August 31, 2019 Unforgettable
Learning a new language. Meet new people from different universities. Also using and knowing the transportation systems. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I gained the acknowledgment of Italian culture and history. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
June 25, 2019 Fun In Florence
Architectural knowledge - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and my future plans when I graduate. Going abroad was a terrific experience that was unforgettable. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned to step out of my comfort zone more and experience new things I never would have if I didn’t. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 07, 2019 Eye Opening
The experience gave a broader outlook on the world, I had known very little besides what I heard about from friends and family. However, living in the city showed me more than any story can, seeing people smile when I would try to speak Italian was always a great sight. Best of all however was the social aspect, while I am not u... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned that the way Italians live their everyday life is very different from the way us Americans live them. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 02, 2017 Great
I learned about other cultures and I think that was the most important thing to gain from studying abroad. - Marywood University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Institute / ISI Florence
Studying abroad at ISI Florence was one of the most amazing and fulfilling experiences of my life. Living in Italy for four months was more than just learning in a foreign country. It gave me so much knowledge and confidence that I now feel the sky is the limit. When I think back to when I was considering studying abroad in Flor... - Marywood University View Entire Review
I was able to broaden my perspectives and see new things. - University of Mississippi View Entire Review
November 26, 2019 I Want To Live In Europe
I learned that I am able to acclimate to a new place quite easily and that my future education and work life would be greatly enhanced by taking place outside of the United States. Given that I am trying to go to grad school in Norway, I would say that yes it was worthwhile. - Roger Williams University / RWU View Entire Review
I gained a new sense of independence that I’ve never had before. Moving across the world for four months allows you to make mistakes and learn from them, and overcome challenges of living abroad. I noticed that I became more self-aware, and even developed a clearer sense of self. I was able to meet people from all over the world... - Roger Williams University / RWU View Entire Review
I learned to be more independent, it was definitely worth it. - Arizona State University View Entire Review
July 22, 2019 Life Changeing
A different culture communication and doing things and figuring things out independently - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Made me more independent - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Language Culture - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Institute / ISI Florence
June 11, 2019 Unforgettable
Responsibility, friendship, and I grew in a way that I never expected. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Communication skills, how to live truly on my own, another language, a different perspective on things. I thought it was very worthwhile. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
January 04, 2019 Florence Forever
I got a better hold on what i want to do with my life and got to see more of the world than i thought i would. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
July 07, 2017 Florence I Miss You
I learned how to be alone and that it is okay to do things alone. - Notre Dame of Maryland University View Entire Review
January 04, 2017 Life Changing
I learned alot about myself and how I handle situations. It has also changed the way I look at other cultures and how I experience my own. - Marywood University View Entire Review

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Surrounded by the lush green hills of Tuscany, Florence pulses with the spirit of the Renaissance and the energy of a modern university town. For centuries it has enticed visitors with its storied gems of art, beauty, and Italian culture. Today, the brightest jewel in the crown of Tuscany burns bright, offering an exemplary opportunity to study, marvel, and explore. 

Students at the International Studies Institute—ISI—make full use of Florence as a living laboratory during their semester, summer, or academic year abroad. They walk the same medieval cobblestones as Dante, gaze upon the stunning masterpieces of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and practice their Italian in the shadow of Brunelleschi’s dome.

We can list many reasons why you should choose ISI as the program provider for your study abroad experience in Italy – from our state of the art facilities, to our outstanding student body, prestigious faculty, and more. We surveyed our alumni and asked them what made them choose ISI. Presented here are just a few of the main reasons. If, after exploring our website, you require more information just send us an email with any questions or queries you may have and we will be pleased to discuss the program with you.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Italian
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architect
  • International Business
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Social Sciences
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