Earn up to 18 credits for semesters and 6 (or 3) for Summer programs - A great & unique opportunity.
Upper division courses. Experience Florence and immerse yourself in Italian culture. High academic standards, experiential learning, and individual attention. Students choose up to 6 interdisciplinary courses per semester and 2 (or 1) for Summer programs from the following fields of study:
- Art History / Architecture / Studio Arts
- Business / Economics
- History / Political Science / Sociology
- Italian Language
- Italian Studies
- Liberal Studies / Humanities
- Psychology / Anthropology
NECA works with an academic priority and is able to offer small group courses and individual attention. Students will be completely immersed in Florentine and Italian lifestyle. At NECA students earn U.S. university credits.
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Business, Composition, Design, Drawing, Economics, Film, Fine Arts, History, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Studies, Italian Language, Italian Studies, Liberal Studies, Literature, Painting, Performing Arts, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sculpture, Sociology, Studio Art, Sustainable Development and Women's Studies.
To be eligible for the program, you must have the following:
- completed two semesters of college or the equivalent
- be at least 18 years of age
For Special Enrolments (students at their freshmen year, recent high school graduates, or non-traditional students) NECA should first contact them and talk to them to understand if they are suitable to study abroad. Selection is based on academic achievement as well as seriousness of purpose and individual stability and maturity. The GPA (Grade Point Average) is important and it is requested on the on-line application form, but it is not the only issue taken into consideration. NECA also considers other factors to understand if a student meets certain requirements, both academic and non, to study abroad.
Scholarships: The NECA Scholarship Program has been developed to assist students (enrolled in 2-year or 4-year institutions) and Adults with academic merit and/or that do not have enough resources. No full scholarships are awarded but it is possible to reduce program costs.
To apply for a scholarship applicants should send NECA their on-line application from the NECA website and a 200-word essay/email stating why they want to study in Italy.
Examples of scholarships available: Scholarship for NSCS members. NSCS is an honors organization in Washington, DC.