Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

205 Study Abroad Programs in Florence, Italy

Study in Rome, Florence or Perugia with CISabroad!

Join CISabroad for a study abroad experience in the art capital of Italy, Florence. American and Canadian students can enroll for a summer, semester, or for a full academic year. Students can choose from a wide range of courses, including Media And Cultural Studies, Various Arts Focused Subjects, and History.

Study in Italy with API

Study abroad in one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Florence, with API. Students can study a wide selection of courses, from Liberal Arts and Humanities to Fashion Design and Merchandising. API programs accept American and Canadian students only, and are available all year round.

Inspiring Summer and Semester Programs in Italy

Join SAI in Italy for study abroad courses based in Florence. Students of any nationality can attend the famous Florence University of the Arts and study a variety of subjects alongside international and local students alike. Available subjects areas include Fashion Design and Merchandising, Italian, Comparative Literature, and many more.

Study Arts in Italy

Gain knowledge through this incredible study abroad program offered by Studio Art Centers International in Italy. Based in the historical city of Florence, participants can choose from a variety of art-focused programs, including Film Making, Photography, and Museum Studies. They even get the chance to meet contemporary artists, visit various studios, and enjoy organized field trips.

Study Arts and Fashion, and Languages in Italy

Study abroad in Florence with Lorenzo de' Medici. Lorenzo de' Medici provides students with courses that cover a variety of subjects, such as Visual Arts, Media And Cultural Studies, and Theater. Students can earn as much as 18 credits depending on their chosen course schedule.

Lorenzo de' Medici
The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts

Study fine arts abroad with Global Semesters in Florence. Participating students can earn credits studying in small group settings and learn about a variety of subject areas, from painting and drawing to photography. Scholarships, Grants, and Awards are available for eligible students who apply to this program.


Experience living and studying abroad in Florence with Panrimo. Students can take up a variety of courses taught in English, such as English Literature, Design, and Art History. This program also provides students with the opportunity to go on excursions to Rome, Bologna, Chianti, and Gaiole.

Study Abroad Italy with NECA!

Join New Etruria College Association's (NECA) study abroad program in Italy. Students not only choose from an array of programs, they also explore Italy while living in Florence and participating in cross-cultural immersions. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have already completed two semesters of college.

Study Art in Italy

Experience studying abroad in the world's center for the arts at Santa Reparata International School of Art. Students can study for a summer, a semester, or a whole academic year in Florence. There a variety of courses available, including Interior Design, Architecture, and Italian Language Studies. The setting is not only ideal for learning about art, small classes made up of 10 to 14 students...

Study in Italy: Various Academic Options Available

Venture on a study abroad trip to Florence with AIFS. Students get to indulge in the historic streets and infamous art of Florence while studying a range of subjects. Course options include Communications and History, as well as Italian language classes. AIFS programs also include cultural activities to increase learning.

Study Abroad in Italy with ISA

Study Abroad in Florence with International Student Adventures. Students can choose to study Art History, Classical Studies, Fashion Design And Merchandising, and many other courses at either Florence University of the Arts (FUA) or at the Apicius International School of Hospitality (AISH). Programs are open to American and Canadian students who have at least a 2.75 GPA and one year of college-...

CAPA International Education

Study Liberal Arts, Language, and Art in the city of Florence in Italy with CAPA International Education. Students can take part in the CAPA Florence Program and receive 12 to 18 credits, which are made transferable by Northeastern University. CAPA accepts American and Canadian students only. This program includes housing and provides students with access to a multitude of cultural activities.

Semester and Summer Programs in Italy

Build up Italian language skills and become immersed in Italian culture through studying abroad in Florence with Athena Study Abroad. Programs are open to American students and allow participants to spend a summer, semester, or full academic year studying Italian language and culture, among other courses, such as Art History, Business, and Graphic Design.

Fairfield University - Study Abroad in Italy

Be captivated by Italian culture in the city of Florence with Fairfield University. Students can choose from programs that range from Anthropology and Sociology, Film and Communications. Participants earn 15 college credits during the program, and they can opt to enroll in an Italian Language course, earning an additional three college credits.

Syracuse University Abroad in Italy

Experience studying in one of the top-rated universities in Italy through Syracuse University. For an entire academic year, students from all over the world can take part in a comprehensive study program in the cities of Bologna or Florence. This includes Museum Studies, Sociology, and Graphic Design.

Study Abroad Florence

Student Journals from Florence

Study Abroad Experiences

Real life experiences of students studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Journals covering life as a student in Florence, what to expect, and how to make the most of study abroad.

First Week in Florence

Today marks the end of my first week in Florence. I can honestly say it has been one of the longest weeks of my life. As of today my emotions, feelings, and overall outlook on this experience is still so surreal. A week ago I was stepping into Italy for the first time in my life with no idea what to expect as far as my living situation, my roommates, my classes, and just Italy in general. After meeting my roommates and seeing my new home for the next four months it was all just so new to me and I was excited to go out and experience the Italian culture.

Within the first couple days of being in Florence, I was overwhelmed with all different emotions of sadness, happiness, excitement, and nervousness. There were times when I wondered to myself if I would be able to make it through the entire four months without my family and friends. The fact that it has only been a week, these emotions still occur but then I remember why I decided to do this in the first place; to become more independent and experience a different culture and a different world through my own eyes and not through anyones elses. As of now I feel that I am starting to accomplish my goal, I'm getting out there and experiencing things I never in my life imagined I would.

I've gone to an Italian mass inside the Duomo, climbed 414 stairs in the clock tower, and even got to see other parts of Italy like Pisa and Tuscany. As of today, my favorite experience so far has been my day trip to Tuscany where I got to meet the famous Italian Butcher Dario Cecchini who prepared an amazing eight course meal for the entire CIS abroad group. Experiences like this is what really makes studying abroad one of the most exciting and amazing opportunities in a persons life. There's so much more I want to see and experience while my time abroad and I'm excited to live up these next three months as much as possible.

Life As A Student

This evening i spent looking out from my terrace on Calzaiuoli, on a beautiful night watching the easter procession go by. The men dressed in Renaissance Florentine garb, beating their drums and blowing their fifes. It was such an incredible and different experience to watch. Knowing back at home, friends and family are probably sitting around decorating easter eggs to hide for the kids to find in the morning, while here, doves will be flying and fireworks will be going off during a massive festival that last half the day.

It's amazing to me to see the vast cultural differences and to be a part of them as well. Life in a different country has been nothing but amazing. I stay in an apartment looking out over one of the main streets in Florence, always busy and full of people shopping. Though i share it with two other guys and sleep all in the same tiny room, the apartment itself is spacious enough. Not to mention an amazing patio with even a view of the Duomo. I've no need for an alarm clock anymore because i'm woken up every morning by the Duomo bells.. frustrating at first, but i've gotten used to it by now.

I love being in the central location but it makes it difficult when looking for cheap local places to eat. Most places are quite the walk away, and maneuvering around tourists is becoming harder and harder with more showing up everyday. Still though I have not much to complain about. School is pretty relaxed. Only have two classes starting early monday, have three on tuesday, which is my loooong day.. not too fun, but Wednesday after my one class, it's pretty much the weekend.

I usually get lunch at this amazing little panini shop a couple blocks down and then every so often will get pizza, burritos, kebabs, or make's an odd assortment of food, but i love it. Overall, meals are generally great, though sometimes hard on the wallet. Housing is satisfactory, academics are in control, and finally, my social life, that could be better, but is still pretty off the hook.

Outcomes of Study Abroad

Studying abroad is the most amazing and life changing experience a student can partake in. Yes this statement has been expressed by many people, but until you personally experience it you have no idea the extent of it. Even after just a month of studying abroad I have already noticed how much I am gaining from this experience. There hasn’t been a day since the day I arrived that I felt was wasted. Whether it’s learning a new word or a new meaning of a landmark, every day is a learning experience and I’m still taking it all in.

Walking into this experience, I’m embarrassed to say that I barely knew a word of Italian but after being here for a month it’s amazing how much I’ve been able to pick up. My proudest moment so far is when I was finally able to carry on a conversation with an Italian man and he asked if I was fluent. Being able to really embrace the Italian language and culture together is what makes it that much more exciting and meaningful. Being in a foreign country alone not only benefits me by experiencing and embracing every moment through my own eyes but it has also pushed me to become more social and personable.

Every time I walk out my door I’m excited to see what I will learn that day or who I will meet. The fact that every day is different from the days before is the most exciting part of it. Whether I’m sitting in class or walking through Piazza’s I’m always learning something new and embracing every single moment. Although I’ve been able to visit a few different places through the northern part of Italy since I arrived, there is so much more I want to see.

My goals for the remainder of my semester abroad are to not only see more of Florence but to venture off to southern Italy and many other parts of Europe. I’m really looking forward to broadening my Italian vocabulary, knowledge, and my overall outlook of the world.