Make Florence Your Classroom

Explore and thrive in this magnificent global city. Florence offers something for everyone - go rowing on the Arno River, feast on delicious Tuscan cuisine like liver crostini, and much more!

The CAPA Florence Center is housed in Palazzo Galli-Tassi, a 15th century palace in the Santa Croce neighborhood.

Quick Facts:

  • Most Populous City in Tuscany
  • Is the "cradle of the Renaissance"
  • Roberto Benign from "la Vita e’ bella” is from Florence
  • Attracts 13 million visitors annually
  • Il Duomo took 140 years to build
  • Expanding multiculturalism
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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

The Florence Experience

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Experience

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.

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Live

Live like a Florentine and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay.

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Learn

Choose from a range of program options -Spring, Fall, Summer and short-term, with courses covering just about any major.

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Intern

During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume!

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionFor semester term earn 12-18 credits, for summer term earn 6 credits; (for both: courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in homestays or shared apartments, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​all within commuting distance of the CAPA Florence Center. Note: homestays incur a supplementary fee and includes daily breakfast and dinner.
  • Local Transit PassA Florence bus pass is included.
  • InternshipParticipate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3 credits and gain valuable skills. Note: you must have at least 4 semesters f Italian language to participate.
  • My Global CityThis program offers a variety of immersive social experiences throughout your program such as visiting the Galileo Museum, or going on Oxfam’s Migrantour to discover the multi-cultural side of Florence.
  • ExcursionFull day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportWe maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA Florence team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.
and so much more

Choose Your Term

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CAPA's Florence Center

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. An incredible escalation of cultural experiences. I was your age when I embarked in my fist 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 wish this can be the same for you as it was for me. You are choosing Florence to be your destination and I’m sure Florence will become your second home.

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