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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
01/15/2019 05/01/2019
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
09/03/2019 12/18/2019

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

Hosted by: Syracuse University in Florence

Academic Focus: Restricted to Art History, Architectural Studies and Studio/Visual Arts majors. For the student of Art History, there is no better location to study the origins of the Italian Renaissance and the rebirth of antiquity than in Florence, Italy, which abounds with numerous celebrated examples of 14th - 16th century art and architecture as well as outstanding museums and collections of sculpture and painting.

Approximate Dates: Fall: early September to mid-December; Spring: early January to late April/early May.

Eligibility Requirements: This program is only open to Art History, Architectural Studies and Studio/Visual Arts majors and minors. A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing.

All students MUST take an Italian language course for the full semester while in Florence.

Emory Students may only apply to the Florence Center and take courses at the Florence Center.

Note: The "Greek Odyssey" pre-semester seminar/field trip is outside of the regular semester, and Emory will not cover the cost of this class. 

Courses: Course offerings at SU Florence are extensive. Our academic programs include: Architecture, Art History/Fine Arts, Humanities, Italian Language, Studio Arts, and Women's and Gender Studies. A new Arts Management component is also being offered. See the SU Florence Center course catalog here.

The Italian Studies Faculty Study Abroad Representative has approved co-requisite courses ITA 101 (4 credits) and ITA 117 (LAC-Community and Culture I) (2 credits) as equivalent to ITAL 205: Practical Conversation and ITAL 397R: Supervised Reading.

The Italian Studies Faculty Study Abroad Representative has approved co-requisite courses ITA 102 (4 credits) and ITA 118 Italian Community and Culture II (2 credits) as equivalent to ITAL 205: Practical Conversation and ITAL 397R: Supervised Reading.

Emory students CANNOT take "ITA 115 Beginning Italian I - ARC / Studio Arts" under any circumstances, since it is not a full semester of Italian.  No credit or grade will be accepted or transferred for this class, no exceptions.

Credit and Grade Translation - Syracuse University in Florence

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Expect to be deeply engaged with your studies and host culture. Field study and site visits within Florence and throughout Italy are integral to the academic program, and your home-stay will round out both your personal and educational experience. There are options for all language levels, and intermediate and advanced Italian language students may take courses at the University of Florence. Consider supplementing your academic program with one of over 30 internships.

Living Arrangements: Students live with Italian hosts, allowing them to practice Italian learned in class and to gain unique insight into Italian culture and lifestyle. Hosts are carefully screened and most have hosted SU students for several years or longer. Families represent all walks of life and professions: some are traditional 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 the student provides about preferences and special needs. Continental breakfast (seven days a week) and evening meals (five days a week) are included in the program fee when the student lives with a host.

Housing changes can only be made after the first two weeks of the program, since it is hoped that span is sufficient time for the student to adjust, to overcome initial stress and a certain amount of culture shock before feeling comfortable.

The Campus: The SU Florence Center's campus is located on historic Piazza Savonarola and contains classrooms and lounges, a renowned library (the largest English-language collection in the city), a garden, a caffe bar, and computer cluster with Internet capability. Syracuse art and architecture studios are located nearby at Piazzale Donatello.

Community Engagement: Experience more than you ever imagined! The SU Florence program is known as a pioneer in creative community engagement. You'll have opportunities not only to take from the cultural wealth of the city and its people, but to contribute of yourself and your culture too. SU Abroad in Florence arranges one-of-a-kind partnerships with artisans, schools, theaters and more to provide unique learning experiences. You can check out the latest in a series of innovative collaborations at the SU Florence website.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets: Fall Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Syracuse Scholarships and Gilman Scholarship. For more information, please visit Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants, Research & Service

Visa: Students studying in Italy will require a student visa which will be affixed to a page in the passport. Once accepted, Syracuse handles student visas. It is imperative that students immediately apply for a passport if they do not already have one or renew their passport if it will expire within six months of the end date of the program.

Jessica Mrase, Emory Study Abroad Advisor,

Linda Merrill, Art History Department, 404-727-6283,
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This program is currently not accepting applications.