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
Based on 41 Reviews
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June 29, 2022 Amazing
I learned so many things about the city we were hosted, as well as the country. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
June 06, 2022 Italy Or Bust
Learned Italian culture and language - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 23, 2022 Excellent
I gained an understanding of the way that other cultures operate. It also helped me to become more independent and it changed my life. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 18, 2022 Finding My Home
I felt as I found myself abroad and a life changing oppurtunity everyone should take. I haven's traveled much before hand and when thinking of places to go Florence was the top of my list. Its a small city with many things as in restaurants, clubs, and education all in one. The culture is extremely different in the best way. I s... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
December 22, 2021 Memories For A Lifetime
learned how to budget and talk to locals in Italian - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned more about the Italian culture and lifestyle. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
very worthwhile, i am more cultured and mature bc of the experience - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 18, 2020 I Will Return
I learned how to live independently more and how to control my money - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 15, 2020 Amazing
It was amazing to explore and study in a different city. Seeing how the locals live and how everything works is amazing to see. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Italian architecture - University of Hartford View Entire Review
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
June 10, 2022 Unforgettable
I learned a lot of people skills and how to live completely on my own and when something went wrong I had no choice but to figure it out. I feel much more confident in my life-skills and am comfortable travelling far distances from home - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned more about my major, the people in my class. and all I want to do is travel internationally now. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Jut how much more diverse the world is outside of such a huge and homogenized country as the USA is. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 18, 2022 Italy Or Bust
It was definitely worth while. I am the first person in my family to travel abroad for school so I can say that I learned more about myself, but also how to be more independent. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
December 21, 2021 Mi Piace Firenze Molto!
It pushes one to be more independent. Yes, it was worthwhile! - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned that there is so much to see in the world and the time I had there taught me how to travel and enjoy foreign locations. It will be something I never forget. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 19, 2020 Beautiful
so much cultural insight. very worthwhile. An eye opening experience - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Just how to adapt to other cultures cause it not like you are on vacation it like you lived there. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
May 14, 2020 Good Experience
learned new language - University of Hartford View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with International Studies Institute / ISI Florence
I learned not to take anything for granted and take every opportunity I have. I missed out on a lot of things because I figured I “had the whole semester” to do them and my semester ended up getting cut short - 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

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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
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • International Business
  • History
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