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 (CCF) to offer courses in language, history, literature, and art history – all taught in Italian. You can also opt to do an internship in your chosen field. This program is designed to offer numerous ways to improve your language skills through integration into Florentine culture, including living in a homestay.
Note: You must have completed at least four semesters of Italian language and be competent in the language in order to participate.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!
Earn 15 credits (internship 3 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.
A homestay is required for this program and includes daily breakfast and dinner.
A Florence bus pass is included.
Enjoy full-day excursions to Siena, famous for its art, history, and Palio horse race, and to the walled town of San Gimignano, with its 14 medieval towers. Social events include an arrival reception, a mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.
Participate in a part-time internship opportunity, earn 3 credits, and gain valuable skills. Note: you must have at least two semesters of Italian language to participate.
CAPA-led events include a walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo for stunning views over the city of Florence and a hike in the nearby hills, followed by dinner in one of the best pizzerias in town. Other activities, often self-guided, reflect what is on in the city at the time and may include a walking tour to the most important markets of Florence, tasting typical Italian snacks, a night at the opera, or attending soccer match at the Florence Stadium.
We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
The CAPA Florence team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.
This is an advanced level course, taught in Italian, designed for students who have already taken Italian language for four semesters. Students will expand their existing vocabulary; continue to develop language competencies in speaking and listening; and participate in activities such as readings and discussions, in-class reports, presentations, and role-plays related to increasingly complex situations. Students will pay special attention to the improvement of the language in a socio-economic context and explore the etiquette of Italian letter writing, emails, workplace jargon, and business terminology.
FLOR ITAL 3340
This course, available to Advanced Italian Track students only, will be taught in Italian at the University of Florence. Students will complete 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 available as three or six credits.
FLOR ITAL/LITR 3323
The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.
FLOR INTP 3347
This course, taught in Italian, will examine Italian life, customs, and society to introduce the culture and civilisation of Italy from a chronological and thematic perspective. Students will develop an understanding of cultural and historical developments, current political issues, religion, immigration, and the new economy challenges in the labor market.
FLOR ITAL/ANTH 3321