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Italy (Florence) - Spring Term
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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Restrictions: Union applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Prerequisites: Any 100- or 200-level Art History course or any Studio Art course
Housing Options: Homestay Curricular Focus: Builds Experience in a Major, Intensive Language Learning and Cultural Education
Program Description:
Florence, capital of Italy's famed Tuscany region, is located in the center of Italy on the Arno River, which is spanned by the famous Ponte Vecchio, the only one of Florence's bridges that remained intact during the Second World War. A city that bustles with industry, craft, commerce, culture, art and science, Florence is known for Michelangelo's iconic statue of David and its most striking landmark, Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo. With its abundance of art treasures, rich history and beautiful surroundings, Florence is an ideal spot for students of art, history, classics and literature and students with an interest in Italian language.

Course of Study

Union students will take three courses, one of which is taught by the Union faculty leader. The other two courses are the following:

The Italian Language Studied Abroad (ITL 104T)
A course in basic skills with emphasis on speaking and conversation.

Italian Renaissance Architecture (Terms Abroad 116T)
This course will survey both the sources and legacy of Italian Renaissance architecture through first-hand study of the urban fabric of the city of Florence.

  • Any 100- or 200-level Art History course or any Studio Art course.

While residing in Florence, students will stay with a host family.


(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
  • September: Application deadline is the third Friday of fall term.
  • October: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
  • Winter term: Orientation meetings
  • Late March: Program begins
  • Early June: Program ends

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 09/23/2016 10/07/2016 TBA TBA