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Program Description:
Florence

Florence Center

This program is for students who wish to take all of their courses at the Syracuse University Florence Center. It offers Italian language courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, along with a broad selection of courses taught in English. There is no language prerequisite, however, all students must take an Italian language course.

Program Details
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Open to visiting students
  • Credit hours: 12-19 credits
  • No language prerequisite
Academics

This option, Syracuse Abroad's broadest and most popular program in Florence, easily accommodates students of all majors. Students select from courses in arts and sciences and business, along with an Italian language course. As an added feature, students are encouraged to take advantage of internship opportunities in Florence.

Signature Seminar

(3 credits; optional for all students)

Syracuse Florence offers students the opportunity to participate in a 3-credit Signature Seminar, Greek Odyssey. Enhance your semester abroad by navigating the Mediterranean to chart the artistic, cultural, and political origins of Western culture. From morning until night, your classroom will be whatever port, piazza, or ancient temple the day’s journey leads you to. The seminar takes place prior to the start of the semester courses in the fall, and at the conclusion of semester courses in the spring.

Another Signature Seminar option (available only after the spring semester) is Eco-City Europe, a traveling seminar that visits several European cities where the changing transportation, food supply, waste cycle, and energy balance demonstrates an alternative urbanism. You will examine inspiring transitional examples of new lifestyles that attempt to address overall questions of how to confront the changing climate.

Housing

Undergraduate students live with Italian hosts. Homestays allow students to practice Italian learned in class and to gain insight into Italian culture and lifestyle. Hosts are carefully screened and most have hosted Syracuse students for many semesters. Hosts represent all walks of life and professions: some are large families, some are retired couples, some are divorced or single parents, some are young couples. Placements are arranged by the housing coordinator in Florence, based on information you provide about your preferences and special needs. Continental breakfast (seven days a week) and evening meals (five days a week) are included in the program fee when you live with a host.

Program Cost

The cost of the Syracuse Florence Center program includes Syracuse tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (Florence Planning Budget 2017-18.pdf) for students and their families.

Hear from Syracuse Florence Alumni!

Talk to our Syracuse Florence global ambassadors if you have any questions about the program - they are students who have just recently returned from a semester in Florence. You can also check out our program reviews on GoOverseas.com.

Contact

Gael Noyes, admissions counselor for Syracuse Florence: gknoyes@syr.edu

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/09/2018 04/25/2018
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Optional Post-Semester Signature Seminars: April 25-May 4 or 6

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.