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What better place to find inspiration than the birthplace of the Renaissance? Florence has cultivated the ideas and inventions of visionaries like Galileo, Leonardo, and Machiavelli. It enabled talents such as Brunelleschi, Dante, and Donatello to emerge to fame. More recently, designers like Cavalli, Gucci, and Ferragamo call Florence home. There's something in the air of this central Italian city that sparks creativity. Discover your muse when you study abroad in Florence, where you can learn about art history while gazing at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, build your artistic portfolio in the city of Michelangelo, be wowed by high-end fashion as you walk down the street, and satisfy your every foodie-and-oenophile dream as you slip into your own Florentine life.

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Programs to love in Florence

Programs to love in Florence

Study in Florence

Study in Florence

CEA CAPA Florence Center

Michelangelo, da Vinci, Galileo, and several other historical giants called Florence home during the Italian Renaissance, contributing to the city’s rich heritage and lasting global significance. Foodies, fashion enthusiasts, history buffs, art lovers, and those with a passion for language learning will feel at home living and studying here. Florence provides first class education in a variety of disciplines such as business, communication, fine arts, gender studies, as well as a wide range of courses in the humanities. You can also take advantage of the Italian language courses which are offered at all levels to help hone your language skills. Learn through hands-on experience in this historic city full of sprawling vineyards, impressive architecture, and exquisite art.

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  • Starting at $5,995
Study + Internship in Florence

Study + Internship in Florence

CEA CAPA Florence Center

The Study + Internship program in Florence is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course and additional courses. Our diverse range of courses will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and your personalized internship placement will help you acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context. Program options are dependent upon location, but may include: Semester, Summer, Part-Time and Full-Time Internships, and English and host language speaking placements. 

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  • Starting at $8,095
Studio Art & Fashion Design

Studio Art & Fashion Design

CEA CAPA Florence Center, Santa Reparata International School of Art

Designed for both art and non-art majors, this program challenges you to transform your Italian experience into art. Choose from printmaking, fashion design, painting, drawing, and more; close instruction by practicing artists encourage your contemporary work in response to Florentine traditions. Italy’s history, culture, and art are typical themes of complementary elective courses. Studio art courses are taught at our partner institution, Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA). Semester students attend courses both SRISA and the CEA CAPA Florence Center; over the summer you will take courses only at SRISA. At the end of your program, you will exhibit your work at SRISA’s highly visible art gallery. 

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  • Starting at $6,495
Internship in Florence

Internship in Florence

CEA CAPA Florence Center

The Internship program in Florence is designed for students who are aspiring professionals that want to distinguish themselves in an evolving global job market. The program allows you to make progress toward your academic degree and remain on track for graduation, while developing the top skills employers want you to gain by the time you enter the job market. During the program, you will intern at a local host organization while also taking our mandatory Global Internship Course. This will provide you with a platform to excel academically, and acquire professional experience from a global perspective and learn from professionals in an international context

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  • Starting at $7,795
Italy: Art, History & Language

Italy: Art, History & Language

CEA CAPA Florence Center

Explore the richness of Italian culture as you choose courses across a range of disciplines. Engage with locals and learn in the classroom, but especially beyond—galleries, museums, wine and cheese tastings, local businesses, historic tours, and other visits and activities bring lessons learned in class to life. The CEA CAPA Florence Center’s central location in one of Florence’s major piazzas promotes community interaction—a key component of the curriculum. Study within a dynamic environment where social interaction and collaborative learning drive the curriculum. As a host city, Florence makes it easy to bring classroom learning into your personal life, as unstructured experiential learning opportunities present themselves daily.

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Business & Marketing

Business & Marketing

CEA CAPA Florence Center

How do Italian businesses in the food, wine, fashion, and luxury sectors succeed in a changing market? Study the dynamic, innovative fields of marketing and business with particular consideration of Italian industries and economic models. Combining theory and real-world studies, this program's core courses help you develop decision-making and problem-solving skills, while gaining insight into consumer behavior, product management, entrepreneurship, supply chain relationships, marketing channels, and research. Classroom studies are complemented by visits to local businesses and meetings with entrepreneurs, giving you the opportunity to think creatively, solve problems, and collaborate with others.

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Social Sciences & Cultural Studies

Social Sciences & Cultural Studies

CEA CAPA Florence Center

In a city historically significant to the Humanities and Sciences, hone your critical thinking skills and analyse intersections of local Italian culture with today’s global society. Courses in anthropology, communication, gender studies, history, journalism, and political science will provide you with practical tools to interpret your own experiences abroad. Your studies will help you develop effective methods of communication for an increasingly globalized world, while staying on track for graduation.

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  • Starting at $18,995
Global Business Consulting

Global Business Consulting

CEA CAPA Florence Center

The Business Consulting Course with associated experiential learning equips you to work as a practitioner in a real-world enterprise. Your professor will guide you through a professional consulting project. As part of a team, you will research a business or financial concern or deficiency, define the problem, and then pitch your solution(s). From this project you will learn how to apply skills for consultancy in business management through a local and global context. Your market research, communication, and PR skills will have a meaningful impact on a local company.

The manufacturing industry constitutes the core of the Florentine business sector. Students in the Business Consultancy course in Florence will work mainly with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) distributed in various production fields. Students will become familiar with the various aspects of the companies they are working with, and their sales and product-making processes: from strategy and vision to operational phases. Students will learn the importance of Italian traditions, and the knowledge and expertise deeply rooted in Italian culture.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Studying abroad in Florence – Firenze – is a life-changing event for many students. When you study abroad or intern abroad in Italy, you experience learning outside the traditional classroom setting, gain global experience, and expand your sense of cultural awareness. Plus, there is a large international student community to connect with in Florence.
Florence is among the more expensive other Italian cities but more affordable than the nation’s capital city, Rome. Reach out to your financial advisor to come up with a financial plan for your experience abroad!
Florence is a flourishing tourist city, so petty crimes like pickpocketing and theft may occur in crowded areas. The average crime rate in Florence is low, making it a favorable city to study or intern abroad in.

CEA CAPA offers many housing options while you’re studying abroad in Florence. Standard CEA CAPA housing is included in your overall program price. You may also have the option of arranging your own independent housing, but we recommend letting us do the work for you! For more information on housing, connect with your site specialist.

Florence study abroad programs offer several housing options for students depending on their preferences. Most of CEA CAPA Florence’s housing options are located close to campus or in the city center, about a 5- to 25-minute walk away from the CEA CAPA Florence Center and Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA).

Florence housing options include:

  • Apartments
  • Apartments with an Italian Roommate
  • Homestays
  • Independent Living
  • Palazzo Dello Studente
Florence is the central Italian city that sparks creativity for every visitor. You can learn about art history while gazing at Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, build your artistic portfolio, and satisfy every foodie craving as you slip into your Florentine life.
Florence is the capital city of the Tuscany region of Italy, located about 145 miles northwest of Rome.
The birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Florence, became known as a haven for artists by advocating for the arts and cultivating the ideas of visionaries like Dante, Donatello, Galileo, Leonardo, and Michelangelo. More recently, designers like Cavalli, Gucci, and Ferragamo call Florence home. It’s a shopper’s paradise and only a 45-minute train ride from the beach. The iconic Duomo, Pitti Palace, and  Uffizi Museum are just a few of the famous museums and landmarks in Florence.
What's Included in your Program'

What's Included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Onsite Orientation
  • City Tour
  • Onsite Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Official Transcript(s)

Pisa & Lucca

Ravenna

Bologna

Siena

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered on all semester, year, and summer programs. Semester students are offered between two to three excursions and summer study abroad students are offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during onsite orientation. Here are examples of excursions we have offered most recently.

Siena

One of Italy’s most picturesque and international medieval cities, Siena is home to well-preserved Gothic architecture and is the birthplace of one of Italy’s patron saints. Siena may be best known for its annual summer horse races, whose origins go back to the 1300s (Remember the horseracing scene in James Bond’s “Quantum of Solace”?). 

Bologna

Bologna is best known for its medieval towers, porticoed streets, and hearty cuisine. It’s also home to Europe’s oldest university, founded in 1088. We'll tour the university’s main historical building and its Anatomical Theater, where the first autopsies were performed to train doctors in a university setting. We'll treat you to a group lunch before you have time to explore Bologna on your own. 

Pisa & Lucca

Everyone knows of Pisa for its famous leaning tower. But do you know why that tower was built? It’s the belltower of this medieval port town’s breathtaking cathedral complex, and there’s so much to learn about it and the buildings that accompany it. After a visit to Pisa, we’ll move on to Lucca: a beautiful and peaceful Tuscan town that dares you to slow down for the day.

Ravenna

Originally a port town, Ravenna was a crossroads of western and eastern peoples and art for nearly 300 years as an important political center of the late Roman Empire. Public and private structures built during this time were decorated with mosaics that will make you catch your breath. This off-the-beaten-path visit will include a guided tour of these gorgeous monuments and a delicious local lunch.

Italian Cooking Class

Prepare a multi-course meal with your friends with instruction from a professional chef. Your hard work will pay off as you enjoy your culinary creations for dinner! This lesson keeps on giving: you will be able to recreate this meal for years to come, savoring the flavors of Italy no matter where you are in the world. Tutti a tavola!

Wine Tasting

Italy is one of the world’s main producers of wine, and the Italian tradition surrounding it is very connected to food and culture. This short lesson, led by a sommelier, will help you on your own journey to wine appreciation by learning about pairing flavors, and the importance of eating while enjoying a glass of wine.

Basket Weaving

Spend a summer afternoon in the rural outskirts of Florence. Surrounded by farm animals and the green hills of Chianti, a master basket weaver and his family will teach you how to craft your own traditional basket, a.k.a. the perfect souvenir of your Italian adventure.

Artisanal Paper Workshop

Florence is world-renowned for its luxury paper products; lucky for you, local artisans are happy to share their techniques and know-how. A master craftswoman will help you create a handmade paper box or journal to remind you of your time in Florence.

Insider’s Florence – Tours and Conversation Opportunities

It can be easy to skim the surface of Florence… but we want you to dig deeper to discover more of our city’s spaces, stories, history and reality. Authorized guides take you to places off the beaten path to see and experience the real Florence and organized meetings with locals will help you learn about its citizens.

Library Tour

Your academic performance in Florence is of great importance to us. To ensure that you have as many resources available as possible, this tour is designed to familiarize you with Florence’s libraries. Pull out your books and join your local peers at the library!

Volunteering Program: CEA CAPA C’È

In Italian, CEA CAPA C’È is pronounced “chay-ah chay” and means “CEA CAPA is there.” Our name for this award-winning volunteer program expresses the goals of this initiative: to be there, to support, and become a part of the local Florentine community that hosts you.

By participating in an individual or group volunteer opportunity, you will enjoy a deeper connection to the local culture and people, profoundly enhancing your experience abroad. Speak to CEA CAPA Florence staff while onsite to find the right volunteering “fit” for you.

Past examples include:

  • Serving as English Teaching Assistant
  • Writing articles for a magazine/newspaper for the English-speaking community in Florence
  • Guiding tours of some of the most important monuments in Florence (training provided)
  • Working for a soup kitchen

Language Exchange

Speaking Italian with locals is a great way to better your language skills and make new friends. We’ll team you up with Italian peers in a structured setting so you can practice your Italian and help them practice their English.

Active Learning

Active Learning opportunities help you integrate CEA CAPA’s cultural activity offerings with the subjects you study in class. This award-winning program places importance on your reflections during and after the activity, which then serve as the basis for a class assignment. Participation counts towards your class grade in selected courses. With this program, CEA CAPA motivates you to add a further dimension to your studies by watching, listening, speaking, doing, creating, interacting, feeling, and more. 

Be Active!

Keeping up an exercise routine or working out regularly will help you stay strong and have the energy you need in your “new” everyday.  Florence staff can help you find a gym, identify a running route or group, or even join a local club sport so you can make local friends and have lots of healthy fun doing it!

Resume and Re-entry Workshop

Reflect on the skills and knowledge you’ve gained during your semester abroad and learn how to articulate your growth for your future job searches. At this interactive workshop, we will help you connect your study abroad experience with your career goals, and obtain practical advice to help you transition back to the U.S.

Content Creator Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Content Creator program! You’ll blog, TikTok, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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Florence Housing

Florence Housing

*Housing options may change term over term and will be confirmed on the housing application form prior to the start of the term. Below are the housing options that have been offered in the past.

Available:

Semester
Summer

Generally located in the city’s historic center, shared student apartments are suited to students who want to experience Florence independently. Cook scrumptious Italian meals with your roommates in your kitchen, explore the character of the neighborhood that surrounds you, and make your new apartment into a home.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Florence Center: 5-20 minutes walking
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 5-20 minutes walking

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1-3 students per room
  • 2-10 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared single-sex bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Radiator heating
  • Fans provided

Additional Fees

This housing option may carry a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

  • Summer (private room):    $300 - $1,000    
  • Semester (private room):   $1,400 - $2,200    
  • Shared room: No additional fee
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Choose to live in a CEA CAPA apartment along with an Italian university student as one of your roommates. Your Italian roommate will be a true part of your Florentine experience and household, giving you the opportunity to engage more easily with the local community. By choosing to live with an Italian student, you will have a resource to help you make the most out of your time abroad--experiencing Florence and Italy through their eyes, too. The Italian roommate will live in an apartment shared with you and other CEA CAPA students.

Apartments are generally located in Florence’s historical center and are perfect for a student who wants to experience Florence as a local, making Italian culture and language a part of their daily life. Who better to learn from than your Italian roommate about: how to make an espresso, where to eat the best pizza, practice Italian, or how to make authentic lasagna? Fantastico!

*Note: There is one Italian university student per apartment, shared with 2-4 CEA CAPA students. This housing option has limited availability.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Florence Center: 5-20 minutes walking
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 5-20 minutes walking

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • 1-2 students per room
  • 3-5 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Shared single-sex bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Radiator heating
  • Fans provided

Additional Fees

This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

  • Semester:   $1,200 - $1,800    
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Semester - Please note this housing option is not available in Fall 2024

Living with a local family allows you to learn so much about the Florentine lifestyle —and Italian family life in general —that you wouldn’t otherwise experience. A homestay will likely mean built-in friends, and will definitely mean that you won’t have to worry about what to make for dinner, how much you’re spending on food, or how you’re going to make your next meal both balanced and delicious! A homestay experience enhances your study abroad experience. Homestays are located in apartments either inside or outside Florence’s historical city center. While public transportation may offer a quicker way to school, you will still be within walking distance of the CEA CAPA Florence Center and the partner university.

Don’t worry about needing to speak perfect Italian before moving in with an Italian family: our host families are chosen for their interest in learning about you and your culture, and many have a working knowledge of English, too. While some families are empty-nesters, we do privilege younger families: both offer you an important connection with the Florentine community.

The homestay option will not hinder your freedom with a curfew, and you can even choose to live with a friend of your choice!

The additional fee covers the cost of your meals with your host family, and is nearly the equivalent of what students in standard CEA CAPA housing will pay separately for groceries and eating out (minus the fuss!).

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Florence Center: 20-25 minutes (including public transport, if necessary)
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 20-25 minutes (including public transport, if necessary)

Meals Included

  • Breakfast and dinner, 7 days per week

Roommates

  • 1-2 students per room
  • 1-2 students per Homestay

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen
  • Shared-co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Washer only
  • Radiator heating
  • Fans available

Additional Fees

This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

  • Semester:   $1,600 - $2,400    
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Available:

Semester - Please note, this housing option is not available in Fall 2024. 

Inaugurated in 2018 in a newly renovated building of historical significance, the Palazzo dello Studente (locally known as TSH—The Social Hub) is an upgraded alternative to standard student housing. Students will become part of a lively and hip community of international students, locals and travelers. Only single rooms are available, each with a private bathroom. A small fridge is in each room and students have access to a communal kitchen and laundry space, as well as a rooftop pool (seasonal) and gym. The ground floor hosts a café and restaurant, and there is a 24-hour front desk. The Palazzo is located along a tram line and is within easy walking distance of the CEA CAPA Florence Center.

Typical Commute

  • CEA CAPA Florence Center: 25 minutes walking
  • Santa Reparata International School of Art: 10-15 minutes walking

Meals Included

  • Some meals are included at TSH establishments; you can add more with TSH administration (at an additional price)

Roommates

  • 1 student per room. Other CEA CAPA students may be housed at TSH, but not necessarily on the same floor/wing.

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Shared laundry facilities
  • Heating & AC

Additional Fees

This housing option carries a supplemental fee which may vary based on housing inclusions (i.e. meals, amenities, etc.) as well as program length. Exact amount will be confirmed on the housing application form.

  • Semester:   $1,900 - $2,800    
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While CEA CAPA highly recommends that you choose one of our Florence housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA CAPA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA CAPA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

Typical Commute

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Meals Included

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Roommates

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Unit Amenities

  • N/A

Institutions

Institutions

CEA CAPA Florence Center
CEA CAPA Florence Center

The CEA CAPA Florence Center provides instruction in the disciplines of liberal arts, business, and social sciences, with courses that turn the city of Florence into a living classroom. Here, you'll choose from a wide array of courses offered in English, actively improving your language skills while settling into daily life in a city rich in culture and history.

Designed to exploit the educational opportunities that make Florence and Italy remarkable, programs feature courses in art history, anthropology, business, history, gender studies, Italian language, management, marketing, political science, and sociology. Lessons incorporate activities that take you out of the classroom and into the city and community to visit museums, local businesses, food markets, artisans’ workshops, and immigration centers. CEA CAPA Florence Center faculty are committed to fostering intellectual and cultural growth, encouraging you to apply classroom learning to daily life experiences and draw connections between formal and informal lessons. Active study allows you to gain a historical, social, and commercial understanding of Florence and Italy, while developing an international cultural fluency that can help you succeed in our increasingly globalized world.

CEA CAPA Florence Center courses will urge you to critically reflect upon and articulate your own national, cultural, and social identities. Active class participation provides the opportunity for interaction and collaboration—both critical factors in academic and professional success.

Transcript Information

Courses at the CEA CAPA Florence Center are transcripted by the University of New Haven (UNH), CEA CAPA’s School of Record. 

Accreditation

Courses taught at the CEA CAPA Florence Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA CAPA Florence Center, you will receive credit for your work from UNH.
Located in Connecticut, the University of New Haven is a student-focused, comprehensive university that’s fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The agreement between CEA CAPA and UNH follows the highest standards of good practice in education abroad and satisfies the rigorous requirements of the University's institutional accreditor, making credits earned at the CEA CAPA Florence Center easily transferable to US-accredited institutions. Learn more about UNH's service as the School of Record for CEA CAPA 

Grading
Professors at the CEA CAPA Florence Center carefully evaluate students' work and progress throughout their academic session. When calculating final grades, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

The following grading scale is in use for CEA CAPA center-delivered syllabi:

DESCRIPTOR ALPHA NUMERIC GPA REQUIREMENT/EXPECTATION
Outstanding
(High Distinction)
A 93+ 4.0 Maximum grade: In addition to description for grade "A-", the participant shows detailed understanding of materials about which he or she can show independent analytical ability. This means the ability to question an issue from different perspectives and evaluate responses in an objective manner.
Excellent
(Distinction)
A- 90 - 92.99 3.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook/class hand-outs/class notes, and the work shows a high level of independent thought, presents informed and insightful discussion, and demonstrates a well-developed capacity for evaluation.
Very good
(High Credit)
B+ 87 - 89.99 3.3 Shows evidence of a capacity to generalize from the taught content, or the material in literature, or from class lectures in an informed manner. Also, the work demonstrates a capacity to integrate personal reflection into the discussion and an appreciation of a range of different perspectives.
Good
(Credit)
B 83 - 86.99 3.0 The work is well-organized and contains coherent or logical argumentation and presentation.
Good
(Credit)
B- 80 - 82.99 2.7 Participant shows understanding of literature beyond the textbook and/or notes, and there is evidence of additional reading.
Average
(Good Pass)
C+ 77 - 79.99 2.3 The work demonstrates a capacity to integrate research into the discussion and a critical appreciation of a range of theoretical perspectives. Also, the work demonstrates a clear understanding of the question and its theoretical implications and demonstrates evidence of additional reading.
Adequate
(Pass)
C 73 - 76.99 2.0 Shows clear understanding and some insight into the material in the textbook and notes, but not beyond. A deficiency in understanding the material may be compensated by evidence of independent thought and effort related to the subject matter.
Below Average
(Borderline Pass)
C- 70 - 72.99 1.7 Shows some understanding of the material in the textbook and notes. A deficiency in any of the above may be compensated by evidence of independent thought related to the subject matter.
Inadequate
(Borderline Fail)
D+ 67 - 69.99 1.3 Fails to show a clear understanding or much insight into the material in the textbook and notes.
Poor
(Fail)
D 60 - 66.99 1.0 Besides the above for D+, participant has not shown interest or engagement in the class work or study.
Poor
(Fail)
F <60 0 Shows little or no understanding of any of the material.
Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty, and hired by CEA CAPA according to UNH standards.  
  • Faculty are (at least) bilingual in English/Italian and represent diverse backgrounds.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams are administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • You’ll attend class with other CEA CAPA students, not with native Italian students.
  • Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Language and elective course sizes range from eight to 25 students. Small class sizes mean greater individual attention from instructors.

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • Computers
  • Printing Facilities
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Language Learning Services
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
Santa Reparata International School of Art
Santa Reparata International School of Art

Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) is an independent, non-profit institution established in 1970. SRISA upholds a strong reputation in studio art and liberal arts instruction, and is comprised of two campuses near the historic convent of San Marco.

SRISA’s hands-on studio art and lecture courses provide an enriching study abroad experience in the city where the Renaissance began. Your classes will expose you to Florence’s rich cultural heritage and encourage you to use Florentine artistic tradition to inform your own work. In addition to the fine arts, SRISA has also created a department dedicated to the study of design.

As a CEA CAPA student at SRISA, you’ll have access to drawing, painting, fashion, and photography studios, as well as printing presses after classroom hours. Computers are available for design courses, as is an extensive library.

Maryville University & SRISA Course Numbering System

Maryville University and SRISA have a slightly different system for numbering courses. In general, lower division courses correspond to 1st and 2nd year courses at the U.S. university level. Most of these courses do not require pre-requisites. Upper division courses correspond to 3rd and 4th year courses at the U.S. university level. These courses require either a pre-requisite or a placement exam.

Maryville University Course Numbering System

SRISA Course Numbering System

100-299: Lower Division Courses
300-499: Upper Division Courses

1000: Lower level, Freshman
2000: Lower level, Sophomore
3000: Upper level, Junior
4000: Upper level, Senior



Credit Transfer Information

SRISA curricula and class schedules follow a U.S. university model. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university. Please consult with an academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Transcript Information

As SRISA alone is not an accredited institution, SRISA has a School of Record relationship with Maryville University in St. Louis (accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools), which grants credit for courses successfully completed at SRISA during the semester and summer academic programs. In addition to the SRISA transcript, you’ll receive a Maryville University transcript representing the work completed at SRISA. While CEA CAPA recommends using the Maryville University course code designations and transcript for credit transfer purposes, it is at the discretion of your home institution to determine the transfer of credit for SRISA courses. Please check with an academic advisor at your home institution for transferability of SRISA/Maryville University credit.

Accreditation

SRISA is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education as an educational institution. SRISA is affiliated with a School of Record, Maryville University in St. Louis, which is fully accredited through The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Grading
Grade conversions from CEA CAPA partner institutions abroad to a US grading scale are determined in consultation with our School of Record and benchmarked with other peer institutions in the field.
Please note that CEA CAPA can only recommend grade conversions to students’ home institutions—it is ultimately at the discretion of the home institution to convert grades from abroad to students’ academic records.
For further information or details about grade conversion for a particular host institution, please reach out to our Registrar at registrar@ceacapa.com.
Classroom and Information

  • International SRISA faculty teach your studio, language and elective classes.
  • Assessment is based on participation, exams, and individual and group projects.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor. Students missing more than 20% in a course will receive an automatic “F”, failing grade for that course on their transcript.
  • Teaching styles in Italy may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 20 students.
  • You will attend class with fellow CEA CAPA students and other North American students.

Amenities
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • University Library
  • Computers
  • Printing Facilities
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Museum & Art Galleries
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