Florence Center & University of Florence (Courses taught in English)
The course schedule at the University of Florence (UF) includes a variety of courses in economics and political science offered in English
, which provides an exciting opportunity for SU Florence Center students who are not proficient in Italian language to take a class with Italian students. These classes will meet at UF, an approximately 30-minute one-way commute from the SUF campus. It is typical for students to enroll in 1-2 courses at the University of Florence and 2-4 courses at the SU Center, allowing you to remain an active part of the SU Florence student body. All students must also enroll in an Italian language course.
This fall-only program
often requires that students stay in Florence beyond the dates of the SU Florence Center program. Students enrolling in UF classes may be billed an additional housing cost if the UF calendar requires students to remain in Florence beyond the Center's end date.
- Fall-only program
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Open to visiting students
- Credit hours: 12-19
The following courses have been pre-approved for Syracuse University credit. These courses are subject to change and not all will be offered every fall.
(3 credits; optional for all Florence students)
SU Florence offers students the ability 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 beginning of the fall semester.
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 SU 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.
The cost of the SU Florence program includes SU 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. The academic calendars at foreign universities may differ from the SU Center academic calendar and may require additional housing days based on the student's registration. This billing may occur after the program has begun.
Hear from SU Florence Alumni!
Talk to our SU 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
Gael Noyes, admissions counselor for SU Florence: firstname.lastname@example.org