Florence is a vibrant, awe-inspiring, and culturally rich Global City. Its history as the cradle of the Renaissance remains readily accessible through its art and architecture, and with an ever-growing immigrant population, Florence is very much a multi-cultural city. You can explore the city's diversity by taking a Migrantour or visiting Vivi-Market to find authentic foods and ingredients from Asia, Latin America and other regions.
This six-week summer program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Florence has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6 credits.
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 shared apartments or opt for a homestay.
Choose from content courses taught in English or enhance your cultural experience by taking Italian language courses.
During your volunteer work you'll help your host community and acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume!
This is an intensive course designed for students with no prior knowledge of Italian language to achieve the basics to communicate in everyday life. The teacher will explain the fundamental knowledge of grammar, phonetics, morphology and syntax using a functional-situational approach.
FLOR ITAL 1101
This course introduces students to the fundamental approaches, techniques, and mediums of drawing while focusing on various aspects of the Renaissance city of Florence as subject matter.
FLOR ARTS 1103
This course introduces and explores the field of cross-cultural psychology through a focus on Italy. Aspects of cross-cultural analysis such as cultural influence on human behavior, attitudes, values, communication, and societal organization from the field of cross- cultural psychology are discussed.
FLOR PSYC 3320
Using Florence as a classroom, this course introduces students to a broad range of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the great projects of the Middle Ages to a special focus on major works of the Renaissance period.
FLOR ARTH 3311
This course is a creative writing workshop keyed to exploring the experience of traveling and living abroad in Florence in either verse or prose texts.
FLOR CWRT 3317