Go Beyond!

Experience Florence like the locals do.

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.

Arrival: September 3, 2021
Departure: December 11, 2021
Program Fee: $18,395
Application Deadline June 10, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The Florence 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.


Live like a Florentine in a homestay located within commuting distance of CCF and the CAPA Center. Breakfast and dinner are included daily. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.


The required curriculum on the Advanced Italian Track includes: Advanced Italian Language, Understanding Modern Italy, plus an optional internship, and one or two additional course in Italian Literature, History, or Art History. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credits to complete the program.


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

CAPA Florence Program Inclusions


CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Courses & Credit

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.

Local Transit Pass

A Florence bus pass is included.

Excursions & Activities

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.

Intern & Volunteer

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.

My Global City

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.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Florence. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.



As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Florence. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.


Fall Courses

Advanced Italian Language  

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.



Advanced Italian Literature and History  

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.



Global Internship Course  

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.



Italian Taught Understanding Modern Italy  

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.



The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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