• Italy
    • Florence
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Feb 08, 2017
Nov 01, 2011
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California State University operates a study abroad center in Florence, Italy, and you're invited! Every year CSU welcomes over 100 students to study abroad in Florence, Italy. Some of the courses offered include: architecture, art history, history and classics, language and literature, social sciences, and studio art.

Depending on a students interest and their Italian language ability, students can take courses taught in Italian at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and the Scuola del Nudo, or enroll directly in the Universitá degli Studi di Firenze. Visit the CSU website to learn more about studying abroad in Florence, and to apply directly online.

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Amazing Program for an entire year in Florence, Italy!

CSU IP Florence is a great program for students who really want to spend an entire year in a beautiful foreign country! The program is set up for Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Classics, and Literature. As an Art History student my classes were sometimes at the Uffizi museum and we were taken on field trips around the city of florence. I was also able to learn the language fluently, because we had one to two italian classes everyday, which varied from beginner to advanced. The professors were both Italian and American, depending on the classes. The staff were so helpful and knew everything about Florence, who were always ready to help. The school took us on many field trips throughout the year, including: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Verona....ect.

Housing was not set up by the school, as a student you had to find your own roommates and housing. Which can be difficult but at the same time you learn a lot about budgeting and living with new people.

On weekends start on thursday and you are able to either stay in florence or travel all over Europe. Although Italy is a beautiful country the winters are cold and the summers are hot! So be ready! I must say that this program changed my life because I meet some of my closest friends and learned so much about the language, art, and culture!

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