Location: Florence, Italy
Type of Program: Study abroad
Duration: One semester
Time of Year: Fall or spring semester
Majors: College of Architecture and Design (fall only), College of Arts and Sciences
Academic Year: Senior year (CoAD students), Sophomore or junior year (A&S students)
Hosted by: In partnership with Kent State University
Estimated Cost: $9,800-$12,340, depending on field of study (plus tuition)
Cost Includes: Airfare, program and field trip fees, health insurance, room and board, and student visa
Application Deadline: April 15 for fall semester, September 15 for spring semester
Program Description: A comprehensive Semester in Florence offers courses that satisfy a variety of undergraduate interests and needs, including architecture and arts and sciences courses, as well as an array of courses concentrating on various aspects of Italian civilization and culture, including art, music, history, literature, and politics.
Field trips to museums, villages and cities are an integral part of the program and provide participants with the opportunity to see first-hand what has been discussed in the classroom.
Students take classes in the Palazzo dei Cerchi, a prestigious building in the historic center of Florence, that dates from around 1280. The internal and external Palazzo was renovated in 2004. Its state-of-the-art classrooms and lecture halls are newly furnished and updated.
Participants in the semester program live in apartments provided through Kent State. All apartments are fully furnished and located within the ancient city walls and within walking distance of the Palazzo.
The Florence Program and the Palazzo dei Cerchi are owned and operated by Kent State University.