Foreign Universities in Florence

Foreign Universities in Florence Universities from all around the world have chosen Florence and as the ideal set for their courses. The university system (and university nightlife...) is enriched by the presence of around thirty foreign universities in the area, including: American, German, French, Japanese, English and Dutch, and many more!

Enjoy the cultural side of the Renaissance with studentsVille!!
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Florence Cultural Centre For Foreigners :: Email
Centro di Cultura per Stranieri, Università di Firenze Via Valori :: Florence Cultural Center for foreigners
Via Francesco Valori, 9 - 50132 Firenze, Italia
Phone: +39 055 5032703/ 01/02
Fax: +39 055 5032705

The center offers very interesting Italian language courses and Italian culture courses. Their website has information in 5 languages. The best way to obtain information is to call them or go directly to their office.

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New York University - Florence Program
New York University in Florence, ItalyVilla La Pietra
Via Bolognese, 106 -120
Phone: +39 055 500 71
Fax: 055 472 725
Email: villa.lapietra@nyu.florence.it - meghan.guida@nyu.edu
*American Contact: Study Abroad Admissions 7 East 12th Street, Room 608 New York, 10003 (P. 212 998 4433 F. 212 995 4103)


NYU Official Website
NYU in Florence Website

NYU in Florence is located at La Pietra, a magnificent estate covering 60 acres of open fields, formal gardens, olive groves, and including five villas. The faculty and administrative staff will ensure that your experience in Florence is intellectually and culturally rewarding.

At NYU in Florence, you will join a small University community to share the experience of living in a new culture. The many activities of campus life – academic courses, field trips and site visits, guest lectures, academic conferences, study groups, Italian language immersion projects, the Villa and the grounds of La Pietra -- are all waiting for you. You’ll also immerse yourself in Italy, sample the Italian life-style, and understand the history and the daily life of this city -- one of the principal cultural centers of Europe.

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Syracuse University - Florence Program

Villa Rossa :: Syracuse Univesrity in Florence, ItalyVilla Rossa
Piazza Savonarola, 15 - Florence
Phone: +39 055 50 31 31
Fax: 055 500 0531
E-mail:
mchonour@syr.edu

Syracuse University Official Website
Syracuse University in Florence Website

Syracuse University in Florence (SUF) brings study abroad to the highest levels of academic achievement and cultural engagement through a mixture of tradition and innovation.

SUF was founded in 1959 and is one of the oldest study abroad programs in Italy. Their many years of experience and long-standing relationship within the Florentine community allow them to offer students a program that excels in academics and cultural immersion. At the same time, SUF is in a continuous process of self-renewal, and is a pioneer in community engagement initiatives.

SUF has been consistently ranked as one of the best American study abroad programs, providing distinguished academic curricula, combined with an outstanding support for cultural immersion. The SUF faculty are internationally renowned scholars, and the staff is truly dedicated to meeting the needs of today’s students and helping them immerse themselves in the Italian culture...[read more]

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Stanford University - Florence Program
Stanford University in Florence Stanford University in Florence :: Students
Piazza Di S. Maria Sopr'Arno, 1 - Firenze 50125
Phone: +39 055 248 0338

Stanford Official Website
Stanford in Florence Official Website

Stanford in Florence affords undergraduates with at least three quarters of Italian the opportunity to take advantage of the unique intellectual and visual resources of the city and to focus on two areas: Renaissance History and Art, and Contemporary Italian and European Studies.

The program is structured to help integrate students as fully as possible into Italian culture through homestays, Florence University courses, the Language Partners Program, research, internship and public service opportunities, and by conducting some of the program's classes completely in Italian.

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California State University - Florence Program :: Email
CSU in Florence California State University in Florence :: Students
Via Giacomo Leopardi, 12 - 50121 Florence

 
CSU official website
CSU in Florence Official Website

The California State University International Program in Florence, founded in 1966, celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2006.  In its early years it was housed in Fiesole, above Florence, in the Badia Fiesolana.  Later, the program moved to Piazza Independenza, first in a building on one side of the piazza and later on the other.  In 1996, the Program moved again, this time to its present location on Via. G. Leopardi.  The CSU Program currently occupies two floors of a nineteenth century palazzo situated near Piazza Beccaria, on the edge of the historical center, about a 15 minute walk from the Duomo...[read more]

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Florida State University - Florence Program
Borgo degli Albizi, 15 - FlorenceFlorida State University in Florence

Florida State University Official Website
Florida State University in Florence

The city is the students' classroom and its rich history and culture are brought to life as students study first hand the works of masters who shaped Western culture, such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Lorenzo de Medici, Galileo and Michelangelo.

The Study Center, located in the 15th-century Alessandri Palace, is just a short stroll from the marbled Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, and the world renowned Uffizi gallery. In the midst of all this history, the Center's impressive facilities are equipped with modern comforts and technology. Students and faculty also use the Center as a gathering place for study groups and social activities.

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The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai: Arizona State University, Penn State, University of Virginia, Connecticut College, Roger Williams University & UCONN Florence Programs

Palazzo Rucellai in FlorenceVia Della Vigna Nuova, 18 - Florence 50123
Phone: +39 055 264 5910
Fax: +39 055 264 6721


The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai
Palazzo Rucellai Official Website

Affiliated Universities and Colleges

The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai is committed to providing quality international educational opportunities for students of American colleges and universities. In support of this mission, the Institute offers a study abroad program firmly rooted in the American liberal arts tradition taught by a distinguished faculty and supported by an experienced and dedicated administration and staff.

Participants take courses in a variety of disciplines (language, art history, architecture, history, political science, literature, psychology, business administration, studio art) while immersed in the artistic and architectural riches of a unique urban complex and experiencing the city-as-campus. The Institute is comprised of three facilities... [read more]

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Arizona State University
Arizona State University Official Website

Arizona State University in Florence 

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James Madison University - Florence Program
James Madison University in FlorencePiazza degli Strozzi, 2 - Florence

James Madison Official Website
James Madison in Florence

The academic program is housed within the 16th century Palazzo Capponi, a 14,000-square-foot palace owned by Pio Istituto de' Bardi (The Bardi Institute), an 18th century philanthropic organization that provides educational opportunities in the Florence community. James Madison University recently renovated space in the palazzo to provide offices, classrooms and computer labs. Students attend language classes at the British Institute, and all students have reading privileges at the British Institute library.

The curriculum highlights the Renaissance tradition of Florence through art, literature and culture related courses, as well as focusing on 20th and 21st century Italy and Europe through politics and history related to European Integration courses...[read more]

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Pepperdine University - Florence ProgramPepperdine University in Florence
Villa di Loreto, Florence

Pepperdine University Official Website
Pepperdine University in Florence

About Villa di Loreto
Students reside in the University-owned facility which consists of the nineteenth-century Villa Di Loreto and the contiguous Residenza Tagliaferri. Students live in rooms with private baths, attend classes in newly-built, fully-equipped classrooms in the same facility. Most meals are prepared in the facility's kitchen. This property also contains a study area, a computer laboratory connected to the Internet, and recreational facilities. It is located within walking distance of the historic district of Florence with its numerous museums and historic sites and the city's main railway station.

Academics
This facility contains fully-equipped classrooms. The language of instruction is English, but all students must register for a course in Italian, which must be taken for credit. The Fall semester runs from September to December.

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Michigan State University - Florence ProgramMichigan State University in Florence
MSU at Centro Linguistico Dante Alighieri
Via dei Bardi, 12, Florence

Michigan State university Official Website
Michigan State University in Florence

The Italian studies program in Florence brings together the study of language, and the culture and civilization of late Medieval and Renaissance Italy. 

The program takes full advantage of the unique resources of this beautiful city’s rich heritage. Tours of Florence’s renowned galleries, museums and churches form an integral part of the students’ experience. Sites include the Academy of Fine Arts, home of Michelangelo’s David; the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with its celebrated cupola; the Bargello Museum, home of numerous works by Donatello; and the Uffizi Gallery, the most important collection of paintings in Italy and one of the great art collections of the world.

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Harding University - Florence Program Harding University University in Florence Villa Il Pallazzaccio, Via Triozzi, 57
Scandicci (Florence)


Harding University Official Website
Harding University in Florence

HUF students live in an authentic 16th century villa and eat Tuscan meals prepared by our own Italian cooks. They bargain in outdoor markets, learn to speak Italian, and visit Cinque Terre, Rome and Southern Italy on program field trips. A Eurail pass provides students extensive travel opportunities throughout Europe.
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Rutgers University - Florence Program

Via del Parione, 16Rutgers University in Florence - 50123 Firenze
Phone: +39 055 213 744
Fax: +39 055 213 744

*Program through the University of Florence

Rutgers University Official Website
Rutgers University in Florence

At the University of Florence, one of the oldest universities in Europe, you'll find friends and faculty who can help deepen your understanding of this city of treasures.

Live in a flat or stay with a host family—it’s up to you. The renowned art and architecture will keep you exploring the city, but the famous Florentine nightlife and frequent weekend trips to nearby sites give you a clue that you’ll never see all of Italy—but what a way to start!

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Bowling Green State University - Florence Program

Via San Gallo, 30 - FlorenceRutgers University in Florence

Bowling Green State Official Website
Bowling Green State in Florence

Where better to study Communication and Culture in Italy than in the heart of Florence? The campus palazzo is located in the heart of this beautiful city, steps away from Michelangelo's Medici Chapel, Fra Angelico's masterpieces in San Marco, the colorful central market and Florence's Duomo.
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University of Connecticut - Florence Program
The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai University of Connecticut in Florence
Via della Vigna Nuova, 18 - 50123 Firenze
Phone: +39 055 264 5910
Fax: +39 055 264 6721


University of Connecticut Official Website
University of Connecticut in Florence
Palazzo Rucellai Website

This extraordinary semester-long program will bring you into in the heart of Florence, a city which is a monument to the Renaissance, and which contains more art per square mile than any other place on earth.

The program is located at the Palazzo Rucellai, one of three buildings in Florence designed by the famed fifteenth-century architect and humanist Leon Battista Alberti. You will find the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai a warm and welcoming place, with an expert and accessible staff that always has time to answer a question or to help with a problem. The Institute has a small computer center, lap top hubs, a library, and a student lounge.

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Gonzaga University - Florence Program
Gonzaga University in FlorenceVia Silvio Pellico, 1 - 50121 Firenze, (Toscana), Italy
Phone: +39 055 2344496


Gonzaga University Official Website
Gonzaga University in Florence

To the Gonzaga-in-Florence student, Italy is much more than a boot-shaped peninsula in the Mediterranean; it is an opportunity of a lifetime.

In 1963, Gonzaga University, a Jesuit institution located in Spokane, Washington, developed a program in Florence, Italy, which was designed to immerse students in both Italian and European life and culture.

Gonzaga chose Florence because the city is central to the past of Italy and to European civilization itself.

Here in Italy’s center, Gonzaga maintains a campus offering a core of historical, business, cultural, and sociological studies, rich and varied in content, but unified by the experience of Italy, past and present...[read more]

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Kent State University - Florence Program

Kent State University in FlorenceVicolo de' Cerchi, 1-red, >50122 - Firenze, (Toscana), Italy
Phone: +39 055 2658365


Kent State University Official Website
Kent State University in Florence

Kent State University offers Kent State students and those from other universities the opportunity to study in historic Florence at its newly-renovated Palazzo dei Cerchi in sunny Italy's center of cuisine, culture, art, fashion and civilization.

Programs are designed for students in many majors. You will learn about a foreign country through field trips, special activities, and individual travel.

Semester program students live in apartments and those in the Intensive Italian-Language Program live with a family.

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Washington University - Florence Program

Washington University in Florence International and Area Studies, Campus Box 1088, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis MO 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5958
Fax: (314) 935-7642


Washington University Official Website
Washington University in Florence

A unique opportunity for students to take Italian language courses and Applied Music or Voice Lessons at the Accademia Europea di Firenze in Florence, Italy.

Students will be enrolled in WU Prof. William Lenihan’s Special Topics in Music course. The program will include master classes and activities in and around Florence.

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Richmond University - Florence Program Richmond American University in Florence  
Via Maggio, 11 - Florence 50125 Italy
Phone: +39 055 213 851 
Fax:+39 055 215 956


Richmond university Official Website
Richmond University in Florence

The Florence Study Center specializes in the study of studio and fine arts. Social science and business majors would also benefit from this outstanding educational opportunity. Situated in a major Renaissance city with a wealth of cultural resources, it is an ideal location for the intensive study of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and art history. 

Each participant’s first semester begins with an intensive three-week Italian language course at the Scuola di Lingua e Cultura Italiana per Stranieri in the historic town of Siena. This is followed by eleven weeks of study in Florence. With the exception of Italian language, most courses are taught in English.

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Tulane University - Florence ProgramTulane University in Florence
Borgo S. Croce, 10 - Firenze, FI 50122 Italy
Phone: +39 055 240904


Tulane University Official Website
Tulane University in Florence

The Tulane-Newcomb JYA program in Florence, Italy, is open to superior students in the undergraduate divisions of Tulane, Newcomb, and the School of architecture.

Our JYA students take courses alongside their Italian counterparts in the Universita di Firenze. All academic work is conducted in the Italian language. The program is recognized as an honors program of the University, and Tulane credits and grades are awarded.

Tulane in Florence is based at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, which consists of 12 faculties and has nearly 60,000 matriculated students.

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European School of Economics

Email Graphic Design Classes
Borgo SS. Apostoli 19 - 50123 Florence
Phone: +39.055.217.050 Graphic Design ClassesGraphic Design Classes


The European School of Economics (ESE) is an international private College of Higher Education in international business - a multicultural and pragmatic Business School without borders. ESE has centres in London, New York, Madrid, Rome, Milan and Florence.

ESE is not just another Business School. In today’s competitive job market young professionals require, more than ever, assistance in the identification of their life goals and their unique personal and professional dreams. At ESE, students have the opportunity to shape their own destinies through unique undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses with specializations in 21st century cutting-edge business sectors, and a competitive internship programme to increase employability and self-development.

The ESE formula furthermore consists of obligatory attendance, intensive study of foreign languages, study and intern abroad options, specialisations in cutting-edge 21st century business sectors, additional guest lectures, workshops and company visits and international internships in some of the largest companies worldwide.

ESE offers a unique 3-year European undergraduate degree programme, the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration including min. 2 internships worldwide, foreign language study, integrative workshops and guest lectures and a choice of specialisation modules.
The available postgraduate programmes consist of the Master of Science (MSc) degree programme in Management, Marketing or Finance, and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

In addition, ESE offers short Executive Courses in Management, Marketing and Finance and Specialised Professional Courses such as in Entrepreneurship, Arts & Cultural Management, Fashion & Luxury Goods Management, Hospitality Management, Event Management,  Sports Management, Real Estate… These courses are well suited for study abroad or exchange semester programmes. They have a duration of 3 months and can all be followed up by an optional but highly recommended 3-6 months internship (individual assistance from ESE’s Internship Department).

The educational philosophy of ESE is rooted in academic excellence, pragmatism, internationality and work experience. The mission is to prepare a new generation of ambitious business leaders ready to take on important roles in the 21st century business world.

ESE Florence is located right within the beautiful city centre and capital of Tuscany, a stone’s throw away from the famous Ponte Vecchio and Duomo (Cathedral). ESE Florence is a relatively small campus with compact class sizes (20-25 students) and international students that represent more than 40 different nationalities, which maximizes both academic and personal development. 

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CEA Cultural Experience Abroad - Florence Program

Cea Global Education Solutions :: Florence Cea Global Education Official Website

Take courses taught in English at our Global Campus in Florence, which offers small, interactive classes designed to help you fully engage with your host culture.

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Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Florence
Via Giuseppe Giusti, 44 - 50121 Florence - Italy
Phone: +39 055 24911-1
Fax: +39 055 24911-55


Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Website

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is one of the oldest research institutions dedicated to the History of Art and Architecture in Italy, where facets of European, Mediterranean and global history are subject to close scrutiny.

Founded in 1897 on the private initiative of a group of independent scholars, it has been under the auspices of the Max Planck Society since 2002. Approximately thirty scholars are currently employed at the Institute, which is run by two directors, and the promotion of international young scientists and academics is high on its internal agenda.

In addition to numerous individual research projects, those funded by third parties and a multiplicity of international collaboration with universities, museums and research institutes, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz provides a platform for larger long- and medium-term projects whose subject matter ranges from Late Antiquity to the Modern Age.

The Institute’s resources, including the library with over 300,000 volumes, some of which are extremely rare, 940 ongoing journal subscriptions, and one of the most wide-ranging photographic libraries on Italian art, are placed at the disposal of researchers from all over the world.

With its programme of public academic events and up to 100 visitors daily, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz is a unique, open platform for lively, international and interdisciplinary academic exchange...[read more]
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Dutch University Institute For Art History - Florence Program :: Email
Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell'ArteNederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut - NIKI - Florence - Firenze
Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut (NIKI)
Viale Torricelli, 5 - 50125 Firenze
Phone: +39-055-221612
Fax: +39-055-221106


University of Utrecht Official Website

Dutch University Institute in Florence

The Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence, founded in 1958, promotes research on Italian art, on Dutch and Flemish art and artists in Italy and on the rich tradition of artistic exchange and mutual influence between Italy and the North.

It provides scholars and students from the Netherlands and elsewhere with accommodation, research and publication opportunities and the use of its library in a city with extraordinary resources for art historical research and international academic training and exchange.

In addition the Institute publishes scholarly works and organizes lectures, conferences and exhibitions..[read more]

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Universita' Internazionale Dell'Arte in Florence (UIA) Università Internazionale dell'Arte di Firenze:: Email
Villa il Ventaglio
Fondazione Università Internazionale dell'Arte
Via delle Forbici, 24/26 -
50133 Firenze
Phone: +39 055 57 021 6/+39 055 571 503
Fax: +39 055 570 508

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Università Internazionale dell'arte Website

L'Università Internazionale dell'Arte (U.I.A.) ha iniziato la sua attività nel 1970 dopo le tragiche esperienze delle alluvioni di Firenze e Venezia.

L'istituzione, unica al mondo, ha per scopo: insegnare i provvedimenti resi necessari dalla crisi ecologica che investe tutti i paesi del mondo e minaccia di distruzione o di gravi danni gli ambienti, i monumenti, le opere d'arte del passato storico dell'umanità e della civiltà contemporanea;
usare i mezzi più moderni offerti dallo sviluppo scientifico e tecnologico per la conoscenza, la conservazione e il restauro dei beni artistici e culturali e la loro integrazione attiva nella cultura del nostro tempo.

In oltre 30 anni di attività l'U.I.A. ha specializzato e qualificato circa 120 iscritti ogni anno, provenienti da tutti i paesi del mondo.

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Universita' Di Parigi (Sorbonne University) - Florence Program
Villa Finaly Villa Finaly in Florence - Sorbonne University
Via Bolognese, 134 - 50139 Florence
Phone: +39 055 463 101


Istituto Francese di Firenze
Piazza d'Ognissanti, 2-red - 50123 Firenze, (Toscana), Italy
Phone: +39 055 217 296


France-Italia Official Website
Villa Finaly Sorbonne Website
*Sites in French or Italian

La Villa a été léguée à l’Université de Paris par la famille Landau-Finaly en 1953.

Les 13 Universités (de Paris 1 à 13 héritières de l’Université de Paris, en sont donc propriétaires en indivision.

Ce bien privé des Universités est géré par la Chancellerie des Universités (Établissement Public Administratif).

La Chancellerie est dirigée par le Recteur Chancelier et le vice Chancelier des Universités de Paris.

La restauration et la restructuration ont été effectuées à la fin des années 1990.
Le confort et les équipements techniques des 25 chambres permettent aux chercheurs de résider à la Villa pendant leurs recherches.

Les salons et les salles de conférences (de 20 à 140 personnes) accueillent des activités universitaires, des séminaires, des conférences et des congrès.

Les salles de réceptions et le parc d’un hectare peuvent accueillir des salons, des expositions ou des réceptions.