CIS Abroad Semester in Florence
Study and explore in the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The Duomo, the Medici Chapel, the Galleria dell’Academia (home to Michelangelo’s David), and the Boboli Gardens are just a handful of the sites that await you.
CIS Abroad's Semester in Florence program, you will be a local in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Florence is an amazing location for cultural immersion, and Florence University of the Arts, home to Semester in Florence, creates an outstanding cultural environment where you’ll be able to nurture your talents.
An art-lover’s paradise – View world- renowned masterpieces in museums such as the Uffizi Gallery, then browse the treasures of the many local street artists.
Courses in your major, plus exciting electives – Study within your major to further your degree back home or develop a new skill by taking an elective such as Intro to Photography.
Pasta, Pizza, and Tiramisu, oh my – Local, family-owned restaurants are found at every corner in Florence. You can also shop for yourself in the large 2-story food market in the city center and make your own Italian creations at home.
Spring 2013*: Start Date: January 23 End Date: May 11
Fall 2013*: Start Date: August 28 End Date: December 14
*Please check www.cisabroad.com for the latest information on these dates.
*Costs are approximate. See www.cisabroad.com for current costs.
Average Course Load
4-5 courses (12-15 US credits)
Language of Instruction
English and Italian
- Courses are taught in English, or Italian for more advanced speakers
- Small classes of 8–20 students
- A full cultural calendar allows you to enjoy Florence’s best music, art, dance, and food
- Cook for yourself in your apartment or enjoy food from the local market and many restaurants
- Gym, internet, and library all on campus
- Everything you could ever need or want is within walking distance of the Florence city center
- 2 cultural excursions
- Full-time tuition & fees
- Housing and partial meal plan
- Pre-departure and onsite orientation
- Airport pick-up
- Medical & accident insurance
- University of South Florida Official Transcript
- Carbon offset of travel & Green Travel Guide
Courses include art history, creative writing, cultural studies, environmental studies, hospitality and tourism management, Italian language and literature, journalism, and nutritional sciences, among others.
Shared apartment within walking distance of your classes, with shared bedroom, kitchen, and living area.
How to Apply
Students must first apply to Southern Miss International Programs through the "Apply Now" button and submit Southern Miss program fee of $500. Once application is processed students will receive an email with the link to apply through CIS Abroad for their semester in Florence.