If you're an Italian language major or have a high level of competency in Italian, this program is for you! We've partnered up with the University of Florence’s Cultural Centre for Foreigners to provide you with a wide range of academic courses, fine arts courses, and advanced Italian language courses - all taught in Italian. You can also opt to do an internship in your chosen field.
This program is designed to help you achieve genuine cultural integration.
Note: you must have at least 4 semesters of Italian language completed and be competent in the language in order to participate.
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 homestay.
This is a proficiency-based course designed for students who have already taken four semesters of Italian. The course is formed through a grammar in use approach to the Italian language and the development of language competencies (speaking and listening) as well as the expansion of the vocabulary. The lessons will be held in Italian and students will be required to participate actively, expressing their ideas and opinions during in-class activities such as readings and discussions of selected materials (including newspapers, magazines and videos), in-class reports, presentations and role-plays related to increasingly complex situations. Special attention will be paid to the improvement of the language in a socio-economic context. The etiquette of Italian letter writing, emails, workplace jargon, and business terminology will also be focused on. This course is 120 hours, taught at the University of Florence.
FLOR ITAL 3340
This combination of literature and history modules is taught in Italian at the University of Florence. It consists of two blocks of 12 lectures on Italian Literature, and one block of 12 lectures on the History of Italy, for a total of 51-54 contact hours. This course is for Advanced Italian Track students only. This course can be taken as 3 or 6 credits.
FLOR ITAL/LITR 3323
This course is a forum for students to contextualize and discuss the wider significance of internship activities, therefore a variety of teaching and learning activities is used, for example: lecture, discussion, presentations, and workshops. Above all, the classroom sessions give students the unique opportunity to listen to individual experience, compare and contrast activities with others, and consider the experience in terms of personal and cultural development.
FLOR INTP 3347
This course, designed to increase students' knowledge of Italian life, customs, and society, provides an introduction to the culture and civilization of Italy from a chronological and thematic perspective, including main cultural and historical developments, current political issues, religion, immigration, and the new economy challenges in the labor market. This course is taught in Italian.
FLOR ITAL/ANTH 3321