• Italy
    • Florence
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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Apartment Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition and registration fees for full-time NYU students remain the same during semesters spent at a global location as long as the student is enrolled in 12-18 points. Students from other universities should check with their home school's study abroad office to learn if there is a third-party payment arrangement and/or partnership with NYU. If there is not, visiting students pay NYU College of Arts and Science tuition and fees while studying at an NYU global location.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Classes Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

International Health Insurance

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Visa
May 02, 2024
Oct 12, 2022
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About Program

This fall study at NYU Florence and experience one of the most culturally significant cities in the world. NYU’s academic center is located on a beautiful, historic estate containing five 15th-century villas. Choose from courses in areas like art history, business, fashion, and prelaw that count toward your major or minor requirements. Since all of your courses are NYU-approved, credits should transfer easily to your home university. Students live either on the NYU Florence estate or in an apartment or homestay in downtown Florence. Take full advantage of the city’s many historic and cultural offerings through faculty-led trips throughout the city and around Tuscany. Go to the NYU Office of Global Programs website to access our online application and secure your spot for an amazing semester abroad at NYU Florence. Note that spring-semester programs tend to fill early. Opportunities vary based on local restrictions.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

The NYU community embraces the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility throughout its network of study abroad locations and degree-granting campuses. Each of NYU’s global locations provides a range of programs and resources specifically geared toward supporting BIPOC students during their time studying internationally.

LGBTQIA+ Support

NYU is dedicated to supporting its LGBTQ+ community across the globe. Each of NYU’s global locations provides an open, inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students who choose to pursue international study and has local staff members equipped with training and resources on all things related to identity, diversity, belonging, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Neurodivergent Support

NYU is committed to providing equal educational opportunity and participation for all students, including those in need of neurodivergent support. The Moses Center for Student Accessibility works with NYU students across the globe to determine and implement appropriate and reasonable accommodations as well as access available programs and resources to support equal access to a world-class education.

Accessibility Support

NYU provides resources, accommodations, and equal educational opportunities for all those in need of accessibility support. Students interested in global study at NYU are encouraged to contact the University’s Moses Center for Student Accessibility where an Accessibility Specialist is available to discuss accessibility and accommodations at locations of interest. The Moses Center also has academic liaisons at each global site to help implement these accommodations.



NYU is committed to responsible stewardship of environmental resources, prioritizing sustainability in decision-making, and setting a powerful example of leadership on climate change and other environmental issues. Read the NYU Sustainability Commitment at the link below.

Ethical Impact

All students at NYU's global locations are required to assume the duties of citizenry and undertake an obligation to respect the culture, customs, and laws of the host nation. Furthermore, NYU is committed to resource sharing, collaborating, and partnering with local communities that are helping to positively impact, benefit, and enrich each neighborhood, city, and country where its global sites are located.

Program Highlights

  • Take advantage of NYU’s rigorous academic offerings with a special focus on art history, business, fashion, Italian language, and prelaw.
  • Volunteer opportunities include placements in local schools to help Italian students learn English, local churches to lead tours conducted in English, and organizations that will require you to use and enhance your Italian language skills.
  • Outings include visits to historical places like the Medici Chapels, the Accademia Gallery, the Gucci and Ferragamo museums, and the Arcetri Observatory.
  • Day and weekend trips go to Viareggio, Rome and the Cinecittà movie studios, Cinque Terre National Park, and more.
  • Students live either off campus in residences or homestays in Florentine households or on-site in the villas at La Pietra, NYU’s academic center.

Program Reviews

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  • Academics 3.95
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.75
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 4.6
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Review of NYU Florence

My study abroad semester in Florence was my first time ever in Europe, and it was definitely a dream come true. Florence is a gorgeous city & is fairly easy to get adjusted to, regarding culture, transportation, food, etc. The NYU Florence campus is beautiful, with a fascinating history as well. The community itself is small and tight-knit, where I met some wonderful students who I got to travel to around the continent with. My favorite part of studying abroad in Florence is how easy it was to travel to different countries every weekend & experience new cultures.

  • Easy travel to different countries
  • Lots of great restaurants
  • Beautiful architecture & monuments
  • Unreliable transportation
  • No diversity in cuisine
  • NYU Florence campus lacks indoor study spaces.
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Spring 2022 at NYU Florence

I had the best semester ever. The faculty and support staff at NYU Florence was so accommodating and kind. My classes were interesting and the larger than life Villa La Pietra is the greatest university campus to exist.My favourite part about my classes was the site visits.It was so engaging to make all those historical locations our textbook. Florence is a magnificent city with beautiful views, yummy food and multiple locations with a rich history. I feel like I left a piece of my heart there and I will definitely be going back very soon.

  • Made New Friends
  • Ate Delicious Food
  • Learnt about Italian History
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Good experience

Overall good experience. The classes are good but, not on par with New York standards. It's easy to travel around Italy by train. Great places to go are Venice, Rome, Sienna, Milan, and Cinque Terre. Cheap flights to other countries from Bologna airport. Florence is beautiful. Only thing is, NYU is a bubble, so you won't really meet Italians and feel the culture unless you go out of your way to speak to locals. Even the bars and clubs are mostly full of American students. Campus is beautiful.

  • Beautiful
  • Fun nightlife
  • NYU is a bubble
  • Less vegan options than New York
63 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Go to Florence, you won't regret it!

I really enjoyed studying away in Florence. I completed a minor in European Culture and Society, took part in NYU Florence's EU in Focus program that traveled to Brussels, and engaged in local community by volunteering in a local museum. I've been learning Italian for a while and the semester really improved my Italian. I enjoyed my classes over there; the topics were interesting and the professors were very helpful and approachable.
The program is of great value. Every student can attend up to three all expense paid day trips to Italian cities outside Florence, not to mention the events with free food and class field trips. You get easy access to all the amazing cities in Europe for spring / fall breaks or simply long weekends.

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Florence was the best place to study abroad! Italy is such a beautiful country, one of the best in Europe, and I would do anything to go back. Everyone there is so nice, the food is amazing, and NYU does a great job of helping students adjust and have a great semester. A lot of people there speak English, which was something I was worried about, but there's no reason to have any doubts coming to Florence. Plus, the weather is mostly warm all year!

93 people found this review helpful.
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Could not imagine a more perfect semester

I had the most incredible semester abroad at NYU Florence and would jump at the chance to go back. The campus is beautiful, the classes are manageable, the staff is extremely friendly, and the living quarters are comfortable and conducive to forming a community. And Florence itself is an incredible city with art, culture, amazing food, and such easy access to endless travel options! Highly recommend!!

What would you improve about this program?
Living quarters closer to campus
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Cobblestone streets and pizza on every corner, it’s essentially a semester long vacation with some take home work. Best experience I’ve had so far. Try something new it’s really worth the time and the money. You won’t regrret this and grow as a person and a student as well. Great time all in all I would recommended this to everyone throughout my life one of the best opprutnties available to you right now so just take it and run with it you’ll be alright haha

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NYU Florence: 'Cause why not?

Study abroad in Florence, why not? It doesn't hurt and you can only gain. Well technically it hurt for me because I got hit by a mo-ped while walking to school one day, so definitely BE CAREFUL. But aside from that, there are lots of museums to go to. Class trips are a thing, so if you don't want to spend money on all the important landmarks in Florence, just check your syllabus. The view is nice, mountains plentiful, sunsets beautiful, as you might expect in a Tuscan landscape. Of course everything in Europe is in relative close proximity to each other, but I suggest taking some weekends off, as in stay, enjoy the street music, the restaurants, discover secret local hang outs, or just climb up one of their many hills and enjoy the view. One thing to note is that everyone's study abroad experience is different, and you don't really know what your experience is going to be like until you leave.

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Questions & Answers

Thanks for your interest in NYU Study Abroad! NYU Florence is open to both NYU and visiting students, but we require that students have completed their freshman year of study in college before studying abroad. This means that the earliest most students can submit an application is the spring semester of their freshman year, in order to study abroad the fall of their sophomore year. For more...