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Click here for a definition of this term Open to Visiting Students: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Admissions GPA Requirement: 2.5 Internships Available: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Host Family Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology (ANT), Art in Context (AIC), Art Intensive Studios: Ceramics (ARI), Art Intensive Studios: Drawing (ARI), Art Intensive Studios: Jewelry and Metalsmithing (ARI), Art Intensive Studios: Painting (ARI), Art Intensive Studios: Printmaking (ARI), Art Photography (APH), Art Studios: Textiles (TXT), Business Administration (BUA), Classics (CLA), Communication & Rhetorical Studies (CRS), Design (DES), Drama (DRA), Earth Sciences (EAR), Economics (ECN), English & Textual Studies (ENG), Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises (EEE), Film (FIL), Food Studies (FST), Geography (GEO), History (HST), History of Art (HOA), International Relations (IRP), Italian (ITA), Literature (LIT), Management (MGT), Marketing (MAR), Nutrition Science & Dietetics (NSD), Philosophy (PHI), Political Science (PSC), Psychology (PSY), Religion (REL), School of Management (SOM), Sociology (SOC), Womens & Gender Studies (WGS)
Click here for a definition of this term Available Language of Study: Italian Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Courses Taught In: English International Program Advisor: Cullen Stubbs
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)

Syracuse Florence students have the opportunity to join Syracuse London students for the Sustainability and Environmental Justice Signature Seminar that discovers how innovation is keeping the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland ranked as the most sustainable places on the planet. In each of the destinations, students will have a direct experience of the inequalities in access to clean air, water, energy and land.

The Culinary Crossings: Exploring Mediterranean Food Systems through Photography Signature Seminar enables students to examine how food practices express local and regional identities as they travel to Nicosia (Cyprus) and Siracusa (Italy). During their travels, students use photography to explore the social and cultural exchanges that have been shaping the Mediterranean (and societies beyond) from a food-systems perspective.

Empires of Exchange: Images of Power and Identity in the Mediterranean: Starting fall 2020 Florence students will be able to participate in Empires of Exchange: Images of Power and Identity in the Mediterranean to explore how politics, art, and religion connected Palermo (Italy) and Barcelona (Spain) in the past. Throughout this traveling seminar, students will study the artistic and architectural exchanges brought about by the Mediterranean Sea while also discovering how the past has influenced the modern regions these cities have formed.


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 Budget 2019-20.pdf) for students and their families.

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Cullen Stubbs, International Program Advisor for Syracuse Florence: 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 02/11/2021 04/30/2021
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change. Pre-arrival programming starts online January 11; optional post-semester Signature Seminars run from April 29-May 10.

** 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.