• Italy
    • Florence
1 - 12 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Apartment Hotel
Age Min.
Age Max


Price Details
All academics (majors, electives and workshops)
All meals and housing (three meals a day)
All activities, excursions and day trips
International phone and Wi-Fi plan
Airport “Meet and Greet” Service at student arrival and departure terminals
Domestic airfare plan
24 hour medical and emergency assistance
Travel coverage
Pre-Summer Language Courses and Tutoring Online
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 29, 2024
Mar 03, 2024
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About Program

Study abroad in Florence, Italy with Abbey Road! Spend this summer learning about Italian art history, language, cuisine, film, fashion and/or photography in the beautiful and historic city of Florence. Enjoy delicious authentic pastas, practice your Italian at local cafes, and go on weekly excursions to discover Italy. Weekend excursion destinations include Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Pisa, Fiesole, Cinque Terre, Verona, and Venice. Participants stay in modern student apartments near the center of Florence and get a quality pre-college experience. Visit Abbey Road’s site to learn more about other high school summer programs abroad!

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Program Highlights

  • Live in modern, air-conditioned, centrally located apartments in the historical center of Florence
  • Enjoy fresh authentic Italian food prepared by local chefs
  • Learn in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
  • Be a savvy, sophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
  • Included trips to Venice, Verona, Bologna, Siena, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, Viareggio and more

Program Reviews

4.75 Rating
based on 28 reviews
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  • 4 rating 25%
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  • Growth 4.5
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.55
  • Housing 4.5
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Incomparable experience

My decision to go to Italy was the most exciting one yet! From the moment the plane landed every moment instantly became a core memory! My roommates were absolutely incredible and the program did such a good job matching everyone up! Life long friends with memories I will never forget. The program directors did so good at planning things for us to do to keep us busy and immerse us in the Italian culture, as well as listening to us so we enjoyed it just as much. Overall an incredible unforgettable month

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve racking moment was meeting in the airport with everyone. It was immediately relieved by one of the councilors coming over to meet me and make sure I was ready to go. We were also stuck in the airport so the group immediately started clicking and we all quickly became best friends, it was easy when all of us were new to this together. And that one of the first things we did was get gelato
  • Meeting people from all over
  • Incredible staff, loved them all
  • Exciting and immersive activities
  • Incredibly hot weather
  • Covid
  • Constantly needing a nap
9 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing summer in Florence

I had an amazing time in Florence. The program provided us with enough freedom to truly explore the city and understand the culture. Our day trips were great, and we were also given free time to explore those cities. The staff members were extremely helpful and tried very hard to make sure we had the best experience possible. I appreciated how the program was flexible, which again helped make the experience more genuine and enjoyable. I will say that if you're looking for a program with strong academics, the classes weren't very intense, and weren't as informative as they could've been. However, I did really enjoy my time in Florence and still feel that I got a lot out of the program from exploring the city and interacting with other students. Everyone was so nice, and I know that we'll keep in touch. All in all I'd recommend the program and I believe that it made a big impact on my life.

  • Free time
  • Flexible staff
  • All inclusive (to an extent)
  • Not the strongest academics
84 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Italy two week experience

The Florence- Venice- Rome program is a beautiful experience for anyone, I took the fashion course and minored in photography. Staff is very supportive and understanding. Free time is supervised by location sharing but you can go off on your own as long as you’re back by curfew. It is very organized and everything is provided for and taken care of. The energy of the staff is kind as well, and they are fun. Students specifically make great connections that last a lifetime. Friendships and support are provided on this trip.

  • Great classes
  • Exploration of new cities
  • Free time
81 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fun times in Firenze

These were the best, yet the fastest, 4 weeks of my life. At first I was a little nervous with all the usual anxiety: being away from home in a foreign country for an entire month, with a huge time difference and a bunch of people I haven’t met. Actually, it took most of the first week to get over this. But once I accepted where I was (Florence!) and got to know the incredible people around me, my mindset immediately changed. Now, looking back on this trip, I have no regrets whatsoever. I learned more than I could have possibly imagined, met such amazing people that I know I will remember forever, and was independent in a way I have never experienced before. Abbey Road organized this trip in a way that perfectly balanced structure and organization with freedom and independence. I was skeptical when I signed up for a program with no prerequisite from anyone I knew personally. But this program was so safe and well conducted, and I’ve heard the same from every city (not just Florence). I wish I had found out about this program earlier, because I would do this again without a second thought.

  • Meeting amazing people
  • So much important history to learn
  • Very hot in Italy in July
  • Mosquitos
83 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Abbey Road Slay

I've had loads of fun in my abbey road experience. I have found that the curriculum can at times be a little unorganized, but the mystery is thrilling. Thrilling but also a little anxiety inducing, but I think it teaches us to adapt to being out of control. I think the exploration of the Tuscan region of italy is great. They took us to see very important art, buildings, and cities. I particularly enjoyed the Uffizi museum and the bits of art history they would share as we walked around. I think the abbey road program is fun.

  • Art
  • Freedom
  • Travel
  • Unorganized
  • Not very planned
  • Not as strong academics as expected
86 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Italy 2022

This program pushed me outside of my comfort zone like no other. From the people to the food, every experience was different than anything I’ve experienced before. Because we did so much together I was “forced” to get to know other people from all over the world, I was able to get to learn about other cultures and ways people live, I got to know all types of people and learn to love them all. The city’s we visited were all different in their own unique way and we got to see so much. Over all the experience was u like anything I’ve had before and I enjoyed every moment of it.

  • Know people from all over the world
  • Feel independent but with support
  • Beautiful experience and pretty places
  • Wasnt total freedom
  • Hot
83 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My abbey road experience

This program provided a fun experience of the tuscan lifestyle and Italian culture. We saw unique places and art like Bologna, Venice, Verona, the Duomo, the Birth of Venus and The David. The staff was very nice and accommodating and the housing was good. I also had a lot of fun in my film and studio art classes, learning how to write a script, use oil paint and draw. We had a good amount of free time to explore with friends. Overall, it’s was a fun experience and allowed me to learn new things.

87 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I had a time of my life!

I could not have asked for a better experience here in Florence. The housing, food, students, teachers, activities, and vibes were immaculate. This will be in my memories forever. Thank you Abbey Road!

84 people found this review helpful.

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