Advanced Italian Track


Go Beyond!

Experience Florence like the locals do and enhance your Italian language skills.

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.

September 7, 2018
thru December 15, 2018
Program Fee: $17,395
Application Deadline June 6, 2018

The CAPA Florence Experience

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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 like a Florentine and stay in a homestay.

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The Advanced Italian Track model includes: Advanced Italian Language at CCF, Understanding Modern Italy at CAPA, optional internship, contextual course options - Italian Literature I and II and Italian History or a combination of History of Art I and II.
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During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume!

Learn More

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

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 12-18 credits (internship 3 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.
  • HousingA homestay is required for this program and includes daily breakfast and dinner.
  • Local Transit PassA Florence bus pass is included.
  • ActivitiesSocial events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.
  • InternshipParticipate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3 credits and gain valuable skills. Note: you must have at least 4 semesters of 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.


Advanced Italian Language  

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.



Advanced Italian Literature and History  

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.



Global Internship Program  

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.



Italian Taught Understanding Modern Italy  

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.



The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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