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I learned to be more independent, to plan and manage time, to adapt to new cicumstances and challenges and respect and appreciate a new culture. It was worthwhile as I grew personally,socially and developed more skills. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Syracuse University: Florence - Syracuse University in Florence
It was worthwhile because I learned how to be acclimated into a completely new environment. It gave me independence and a new outlook on the world. I learned so much about the Renaissance as many of my art history classes took place in the city of Florence itself, rather than in a classroom. I really gained a lot of knowledge f... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned that I would really like to continue studying art history after graduating from Wellesley, and I gained an Italian mother and great friends. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a greater sense of myself as a person and a greater sense of confidence. Getting lost lead me to some remarkable places that a map wouldn't tell me. I learned how to navigate the bus systems, that trains are a pleasant way of visiting the rest of Italy and that a car has never seemed so unnecessary. Walking around the c... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I can succeed on my own - always a lesson worth revisiting. A new appreciation for the culture and cuisine. - Trinity University View Entire Review
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The experience was definitely worthwhile. I learned so much about Italian culture and about how America is viewed by other countries. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile. I learned a new language and learned to live and LOVE the Italian way of life and the people. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I think it was worthwhile. Even though I had a lot of bad days while studying in Italy I learned things about myself that I wouldn't know now if I hadn't gone to Florence. - Fordham University View Entire Review
I fell in love with architecture, Florence, and all of Italy. I wish every single day since I left that I could go back. It was easily the greatest 3 and a half months of my life. - Tufts University View Entire Review
I loved being in Europe. I loved traveling, and trying new foods, and seeing new places. If I had it to change I would pick a different city to live in. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Definitely. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
In the end it was because my host fAMIly was good. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Yes I loved it! But i put a lot into it and think i received a lot back. I had a wonderful host family, teachers and fun traveling and exploring. I wish I could have done the year. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Syracuse University: Florence - Syracuse University in Florence
I learned so many things it is impossible to write it all here. Mainly I learned about Italian culture, and I also learned a lot of practical skills. I learned how to travel, how to be patient, how to be uncomfortable and love it. I learned a lot about myself, and I wouldn't trade this experience for the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely worthwhile! I feel more independent and confident in myself. I hope that I get the chance to travel again in the future. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I have learnt italian, it it worth it - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the culture and how to act in social situations - Trinity University View Entire Review
My language ability improved substantially, and I learned a lot about Italian culture, history, and literature. My program provided me with many opportunities to experience different aspects of Italian culture, and overall I had an amazing experience. - Barnard College View Entire Review
I improved my sense of direction, street smarts, and got out of my comfort zone. I learned about another culture- and realized things that I liked better and missed about America. I became a more confident and independent individual, and met many new friends during my travels. - Trinity University View Entire Review
It is hard to even express what I gained and learned from my experience abroad as it was the most worthwhile experience of my life thus far. I learned so much about Italian culture and living and truly became a resident of Florence and lived like a true Italian. I learned that I am capable of being independent and traveling arou... - Fordham University View Entire Review
I was able to breathe, take a step back and look at my college decisions. I learned through different aspects of the culture, more about my self, my goals, and my own culture. This challenges me to think about ways that I can make an impact in the world, as an educated citizen. - Syracuse University View Entire Review
My experience was absolutely worthwhile. I had an amazing time during my year in Florence, but that was definitely partially due to what I made of it. In the Syracuse program it was easy to become lost in the other 300 American students doing almost exactly what one would find at a university here in the US. It took some work to... - Tufts University View Entire Review
Yes. I made amazing friends. I developed a strong relationship with my host family. I learned to be more independent especially because I couldn't talk to my mom as often. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Definitely! I really really enjoyed my study abroad experience in Florence! I think that I definitely changed as a person and I feel as if I may have a new academic approach this coming fall as well. It was also an experience to live with a different family and eat different food, meet different people, and explore the city. I w... View Entire Review
Absolutely, I want to go back right now! - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Rediscover the Renaissance and the rebirth of antiquity in a city overflowing with art and life!

Florence is your classroom as the top researchers and scholars in their fields help you to uncover the connections between history, politics, and creative genius.

Course offerings at SU Florence are extensive! Special programs at the center are offered in intensive Italian language, engineering, studio arts, architecture, pre-professional architecture, and cultural cuisine, in addition to a graduate program in Renaissance Art.

Expect to be deeply engaged with your studies and host culture. Field study and site visits within Florence and throughout Italy are integral to the academic program, and your home-stay will round out both your personal and educational experience. There are options for all language levels, and intermediate and advanced Italian language students may take courses at the University of Florence. Consider supplementing your academic program with one of over 30 internships.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Architect
  • Italian Language, Literature
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical Engineering
  • Business
  • Civil Engineering
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
1959
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