Study Abroad & Intern inFlorence


Make Florence Your Classroom

Florence is the "Cradle of the Renaissance”, a place where art and culture thrive, an easily navigable, photogenic, and diverse city, punctuated by elegant style, hedonistic culinary experiences, and historical architecture. Foodies, fashion enthusiasts, history buffs, art lovers, and those with a passion for language learning will feel at home living, studying, and interning abroad here.

CAPA Florence students study beneath stunning frescoes painted on the ceilings of Palazzo Galli-Tassi, a very centrally located 15th century palace in the Santa Croce neighborhood.

Through CAPA Florence, I was set up with an apartment with local Italian neighbors one block from the best gelato place in town, courses relevant to the city, other awesome students to share my experience with, a museum pass so I could see the David as many times as I wanted, and a supportive staff willing to help out with anything!

Dee Liang

University of Colorado

Quick Facts:

  • The central cathedral, Il Duomo, took 140 years to build 
  • Was the first European city with paved streets
  • Voted “Best City in Europe” by Travel + Leisure readers
  • Growing African and Asian population
  • 1/3 of the world’s art treasures are here, according to UNESCO
  • Is known as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”

  • Average temperatures: 45°F (Jan) - 77°F (July)
  • Currency: Euros
  • Population: 708,000

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Learn About Studying with CAPA in Florence



Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Florence with our My Global City events: walk through secret rooms at Palazzo Vecchio, learn to cook an Italian specialty for dinner, or go for a hike in the Tuscan hills.


Live like a Florentine and stay in a shared apartment or opt for a homestay, all within commuting distance to the CAPA center. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.


Choose from a range of program options in spring, fall, and summer, with courses covering just about any major.


During your internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Learn More

The experience of a lifetime awaits.

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CAPA's Florence Center Location

  • Via dei Pandolfini, 20, 50122
  • Florence,
  • Italy

From our Resident Director

Lorenzo Ciccarelli

CAPA Florence Resident Director

There is nothing new I can tell you about Florence, because the rest you will discover on your own day after day, in an incredible escalation of cultural experiences. I was your age when I embarked on my first real study abroad immersion. It shaped my life and defined my career. I met some extraordinary people that I can list among my best friends today. I hope your experience is similar to my own. You are choosing Florence to be your destination and I’m sure Florence will become your second home.

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