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NEW Summer & Fall 2020 Virtual Internships
and Study Programs are now available
CEA is proud to announce our new series of Summer and Fall Virtual Internship and Study programs. Students can now achieve their goal of expanding their global perspective from home. For more information about these new innovative program opportunities, follow the link below.Learn More
$1,000 Flight Voucher when you apply with code by August 06, 2020
About the Program
Learn Italian in the city that claims to speak it best: Florence. This Fall-only program allows you to complete three semesters of Italian language in one, and caters to all levels of Italian speaking ability. Continuous assessment guarantees that you and your professors monitor your progress and tailor the learning process to you. One or two additional courses of your choice—with a focus on culture and society—add further dimension to your understanding of modern Italy. We recommend choosing a homestay to complement your language study and practice your Italian language skills in daily life.
- late Aug 2021 - mid Dec 2021
- 12 - 16
- Apply by:
- Withdraw by:
- Application Requirements
- $95 Online Application Fee
- Transcript - Unofficial
- Complete Application
Students at the beginning through intermediate Italian language level enroll in 3 language courses, 1 core course, and 0-1 optional elective courses. Students at the advanced Italian language level and above enroll in 3 language courses, 1 core course, and 1-2 elective courses.
Elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. Language courses meed for 30-45 contact hours/2-3 credits. Depending on your language level, you may earn up to a total of 16 credits (240 contact hours).
Language courses meet 4 times per week, Monday-Thursday. Core and elective courses generally meet 2 times per week, Monday-Thursday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and indicate your estimated Italian language level. After you arrive in Florence, you'll take a language placement exam to determine final placement. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Italy. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
A fusion of ancient, baroque, and modern architecture, tradition and the cutting-edge, Rome has been a center of power, culture, and religion for millennia. CEA guides bring you to must-see sites, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Sistine Chapel. Rome truly has something to offer everyone and more-than lives up to its nickname: “The Eternal City.”
On this three-day tour, you’ll discover two famous coastal towns: Amalfi and Sorrento. Spend a day exploring the ruins of Pompeii, a city preserved under lava since 79 CE, and climbing Mt. Vesuvius, the volcano that buried Pompeii. This region of Italy is known for its cuisine, and CEA will take you off the beaten path to a farm to taste the best cheese in the world: fresh buffalo mozzarella.
The Cinque Terre National Park spans 4,300 acres across five picturesque villages (the cinque terre), connected by hiking paths and a train line. The area boasts delicious basil, lemons, and grapes. Spend a day hiking or at the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the breathtaking stretches of beautiful coastline. Your Instagram followers will be green with envy!
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 (Think the horseracing scene in James Bond’s Quantum of Solace.)
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