• Italy
    • Florence
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Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
High School Diploma Associates Bachelors
Apartment Host Family


Price Details
Included: Personalized Pre-departure Advising; Tuition & Registration; Travel Medical Insurance; On-site Orientation; Housing; Volunteer Opportunities; On-site Staff Support; Excursions and Cultural Engagement; Host Institution Services & Amenities and more. Scholarships available.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes
Feb 15, 2022
Mar 20, 2023
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About Program

Capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and known as “the Cradle of the Renaissance,” Florence has long been a source of inspiration for visionaries such as Galileo Galilei, Leonardo da Vinci, and Niccolò Machiavelli. It is known for the Cathedral on the Pizza del Duomo, a domed edifice engineered by Fillipo Brunelleschi, which includes an iconic bell tower rising high above the city. This once-Roman city, established by Julius Ceasar in 59 BC and steeped in history, is the present home to some the worlds top fashion designers and major wine labels.

The CEA Florence Center offers a variety of learning opportunities in English and Italian where you get to explore the city with your professors as guides.

In addition to Study Abroad programs, explore CEA Internships Abroad Florence, our dynamic program that provides hands-on, practical experience to help you rise above the competition.

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Program Highlights

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions


CEA Scholarships

CEA Scholarships and Financial Aid

Studying abroad will change your life, improve your employability, and enhance your global competence. That's why we commit more than $2.0 million each year to our financial and scholarship programs.

$400 - $3,000

Program Reviews

4.58 Rating
based on 19 reviews
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  • 1 rating 10.53%
  • Academics 4.1
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.6
  • Housing 4.4
  • Safety 4.35
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Review CEA Florence Study Abroad Fall 2022

I had an amazing time studying abroad for a Fall semester in Florence, Italy! I took for classes: Beginning Italian Language, Art History, Social Justice Issues in Italy, and Family Business/Entrepreneurship. I learned a lot in all of my classes, and my favorite part was the daily field trips where we got to explore the city and meet local people. The program did a great job of showing us around the city, and introducing us to experiences I never would have found on my own. Florence has so much to offer with amazing restaurants, museums with beautiful art, and kind people. Florence was a great central location for easy travel via train to other parts of Italy, and to fly to other countries in Europe on weekend trips. I was able to travel every weekend, and I have never seen so much culture in four short months. CEA provided two guided trips: day trip to Cinque Terre and weekend in Sorrento. We traveled as a program of around 100 students to these two popular destinations in Italy. I am so grateful for my experiences abroad, and I encourage anyone with the opportunity to do the same!

  • Great food and wine
  • Class field trips to museums, architecture, and local businesses
  • Florence airport is small so flights were more expensive sometimes
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CEA CAPA Florence!!

I was so nervous going to study abroad in a foreign country. Up until the day I was leaving I was about to drop out and return to my university. The first day when we had our orientation I knew I was not going to want to go home. CAPA Florence made me feel so welcomed. Any time I was having a hard time or felt stressed out about any situation, any staff member there was able to help me and made me feel comfortable. I heard from my friends in other programs who solely stuck with their friends from home. CAPA offered so many bonding opportunities for us where I was able to make friends with students across the country that I still keep in touch with. CAPA gave me a once in a life time experience and I would reccommend it to anyone.

  • Such a supportive staff that is always there to help you whenever you need
  • Amazing food and lots of activities for the students
  • Lots of history to learn about and go to see
  • better suite mate pairings
1 person found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Hi Julia! We're so happy CEA CAPA made you feel welcome in Florence. It's fantastic you made global connections and networked in an entirely new way!

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Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

I studied abroad in Florence in December of 2022 for a week and a half. This was a trip of a lifetime and I would not trade it for the world. Through this trip I had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people from my university that I didn't already know and truly immerse myself into the culture. We went to so many places amazing places like Lucca, Pisa, and San Geminiano plus beautiful countryside wineries and olive groves. One of my favorite parts of the trip was trying all of the delicious food that Tuscany and Florence are known for. We even got to participate in a cooking class to make one of the traditional dishes, tortelli. If I had the chance I would go back and do it all over again and hopefully can in a few years!

  • Amazing food
  • So many tourist attractions
  • Beautiful scenery and easily walkable
  • Got stuck in an elevator
4 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Hi Anna! Thanks for sharing your feedback about your study abroad experience in Florence. Connecting with your peers in a new environment, immersing yourself in the Italian culture, and visiting amazing places sounds incredible. :)

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Study Abroad Florence

I absolutely loved studying abroad with CEA. I spent my summer in Florence, Italy where I took an Italian class and an Art History class. These classes were unique because of the amount of time spent out of the class room. We visited museums and talked to many locals which made the learning experience much more memorable. Florence is a great place to be if you're interested in art or history because it is very culturally dense. Whether visiting a museum to see Michelangelo's David or going on a gondola ride down the river, my friends and I were amazed by all the beauty surrounding us at all times. Not to mention the food is top tier.

  • Food
  • Culture
  • Art
  • Hot in summer
  • No air conditioning in some places
17 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing experience abroad

The CEA community abroad and in the United States were extremely helpful in making the process of going abroad seamless. From helping with visas to pick up at the airport all the way to day trips with the school. The small community that was CEA really provided a home away from home that was like no other.
If you are looking to learn all about the culture and past of Italy you can not go wrong with this program.
There is also housing, field trips, class dinners, and walking tours included in the class which will help you live like a local.

15 people found this review helpful.
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CEA Excursions in 3 words: Veni, vidi, vici

🚨SPOILER ALERT 🚨 I came;I saw; I conquered Florence, Italy with CEA. My experience with CEA excursions was perfect! In the Summer of 2018 I explored a winery in Tuscany and ate from a selection of local meats & cheeses and fresh bread with Tuscany famous olive oil! I drank delicious wine from the vineyard with friends from my study abroad and intern classes with CEA. On top of all that I got to experience the beautiful city of Milan, Italy. Where we saw the famous 3rd largest Catholic Church in the World and Also visit the Famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and many more amazing sites for a weekend! Highly recommend for anyone interested in food, art and new adventures!

56 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your review of CEA’s wonderful excursions from Florence, Sarah! Your recommendations will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own Florence programs with CEA. We appreciate your kind words and wish you the very best in your future endeavors!

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Study outside the classroom with CEA Study abroad!

I studied abroad in the Summer of 2018, I throughly enjoyed my experience! I took The culture of Food and Wine course and learned through excursions and classroom discussions. My professor was not only professional but knowledgeable about the local & National Italy cuisine and wine! She took us to food markets, gelaterias and many more. I really enjoyed learning how to pair food and wine. I highly recommend to anyone whose interested in learning about the history of food and wine in Italy to check out this program!

51 people found this review helpful.
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Study outside the classroom with CEA

I studied abroad in Florence, Italy in the Summer of 2018 and learned so much about the local cuisine and wine through excursions and classroom discussions. I took The Culture of Food & Wine and was blown away by how professional the professor was and how knowledgeable she us on the subject. She introduced us to several food markets, gelaterias and so much more! We even learned what foods to pair with wine and the history of Italians relationship with both. I learned more with CEA study abroad class than I would have on my own!

53 people found this review helpful.
Response from CEA Study Abroad

Thank you so much for your review, Sarah! Your detailed feedback will help serve as a guide for future students when researching their own study abroad destinations with CEA.

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