Welcome to the Fiorenza Study Abroad Program in Florence
Fiorenza Study Abroad Program, which is successfully in operation
since 1982 as a world-known Institute of Italian Language and
http://www.centrofiorenza.com/school.asp ) is located in the heart of Florence, the cradle of Renaissance !
Our program is formed by a team of experienced study abroad people who have set up a new program geared to meeting the needs of American students.
It offers visiting students from American universities a unique opportunity to study in Tuscany, Italy’s most dynamic cultural area. This region represents the birthplace of the Renaissance and of many famous Italian artists and writers.
Its distinguished heritage and present-day cultural vitality make Tuscany an ideal place for American college students to come into direct contact with Italian life and culture, both past and present.
Students can choose to
share apartments located in the center of Florence. All
apartments are fully furnished, with equipped kitchens, bedrooms and
communal living spaces.
Students can also choose to stay in
Italian families who
provide good breakfasts and dinners, safe living conditions, and maid
service. These living arrangements are conducive to learning Italian and
to better understanding Italian culture and lifestyle. During the
academic year, since the majority of the students usually travel during
the three day weekends, meals are served Monday through Thursday.
– The semester includes two one-day excursions to some specific
destinations of Tuscany/Central Italy. The excursions will be operated
by private bus at no cost for the students. The excursions will include
transportation and all entrance fees to museums, castles, churches, etc.
Cultural social events
– In order to favor the
students’ interaction with the local culture, the Fiorenza Program will
organize at least once a week, events such as film screenings, mountain
excursions, lectures with qualified guest lectures, sporting events
(such as participating with local volleyball, basketball and soccer
teams), special get-togethers or picnics, cooking courses (fee to be
paid), visits to local food processing factories, theatre shows (optional-tickets
to be paid by the students), local music.