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Program Description:
FlorenceFlorence 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

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)

Available prior to the fall semester, Greek Odyssey gives you the chance to chart the artistic, cultural, and political origins of Western culture. Together with a small, intimate group of students, you will explore and discuss the rise and collapse of Minoan Crete and Homeric Mycenae, the development of pan-hellenism in Aesclepian medicine, Olympian sports, Delphic prophecy, and the birth of democracy in Athens.


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.

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Gael Noyes, admissions counselor for Syracuse Florence:

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 09/04/2018 12/19/2018
NOTE: Students in the optional Greek Odyssey Signature Seminar start their program on August 26. Dates are tentative and subject to change.

** 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.