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 is something in the air of this central Italian city that sparks creativity. Discover your muse in Florence, where you can study 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.
Twenty unique regions, each with their own dialects, traditions, and history...The world’s largest concentration of artistic and architectural treasures...Stunning landscapes and celebrated cuisine, wine, and fashion...It can only be Italy. Study abroad where the Romans tread, establishing a civilization that influenced the globe and generating a rich culture shaped by history. A founding member of the European Union, today’s Italy is a young country with traditions that date back centuries. Spend a semester, a summer, or an academic year in a country that welcomes students of all disciplines; whether you study art history or business, fashion or sociology, communications or ethics, Italy has much to offer.
With CEA since 2008, Emily Schiavone is responsible for the management and development of the Florence Study Center and all study abroad programs that it hosts. Since 2014, Emily has provided leadership and direct oversight to the Student Services team, and works closely with the Academic Director on academic matters regarding the Florence Center and partner institutions. More
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Living Like a Local
My host family allowed me to experience culture on a new level. It helped my language speaking ability, and I got to experience life as it's lived by the locals. Another perk: my host mom is an amazing cook.