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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer I, Summer II, Summer III
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Italian Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared) Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Architecture, Art, Art History, Communications, Culture, Film & Media Study, Food Technology and Management, Italian, Italian Language & Literature, Political Science, Sociology, Sports, Studio Arts
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Program: Direct
Program Description:

Arcadia - ISI Florence Summer
Study in the Heart of Florence With ISI

This exciting summer program takes place in the heart of Florence and utilizes the city as your classroom, with co-curricular activities integrated into all your courses. Earn a maximum of six credits per session when you choose from an array of courses on offer in subject areas such as Culture Studies, Art History, Media, Food Studies, History, Sport and Culture, Political Science, Italian Language, Studio Art, and more. Students of architecture can explore their creativity and hone their design skills through the F6 Firenze course track (referred to as Session 3).

Situated in a pair of centuries-old palazzi in the heart of Florence, International Studies Institute Florence (ISI) is a modern and innovative institution offering an array of affordable, dynamic programs. The beautiful Renaissance city of Florence is your summer home, with its abundance of artistic, architectural, and culinary delights.

  • Wide range of subject areas: from Photography to Architecture to a writing course on Italian Food. Courses vary by session.
  • Specialized Architecture program (Session 3): choose from a Design Studio Track at three distinct levels. Each course component involves expert guidance from your instructors and intensive collaboration with your student cohort.
  • Program of activities: Food and wine tastings, truffle hunting, hiking and biking, guided tours, and more.
  • Shared living arrangements: Student apartments in the historic center of Florence, close to local resources and within walking distance of your studies.


Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Explore the city of Florence
  • Trip to Roman Baths and Wine Vineyard in Viterbo
  • Explore local food culture
  • and more...


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.

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