Florence, the Renaissance city. A city renowned for its magnificent architecture, world-class art museums, and flair for creating the latest trends in fashion. Florence offers students a unique learning environment where the entire city center feels like a museum. The CAPA Florence Center is housed in the Palazzo Gallitassi. The Palazzo dates from the 1400s and was once owned by Filippo Valori, rector of the University of Pisa and close friend of Lorenzo de Medici. The Palazzo is located in the Santa Croce area in the center of the traditional artisans' quarter. It is here that you will find distinctive neighborhood shops and restoration work. The Center has equipped classrooms, a faculty office, a computer lab, and a resource room, a student lounge, wireless internet access, and local library access. The Center is well served by public transportation, including several bus routes, providing easy access to all parts of the city.
This six-week summer program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Florence has been imagined, invented, and transformed by globalization. Earn 6-9 credits per term.
Choose from content courses taught in English or enhance your cultural experience by taking Italian language courses. Courses include Italian language at all levels, studio art, art history, literature, and business. A full listing of CAPA's current course offerings can be found on the CAPA Florence Courses section of the website.
You can also participate in a volunteer opportunity, to help your host community, and gain valuable skills. Housing and Meals
Students live within commuting distance of the CAPA Florence site in shared apartments or homestays. Apartments have cooking facilities and the apartment option is included in the price of the CAPA Florence Program. Homestays are available at an additional cost. Homestays include breakfast and dinner.
Included in this program are: Local Transportation: A Florence bus pass is included.
Excursions: Enjoy full-day excursions to Siena, famous for its art, history and Palio horse race, and to the walled town of San Gimignano, with its 14 medieval towers.
Student Events: Social events include an arrival reception and a farewell ceremony.
Student Safety & Support: The CAPA Florence team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience.
My Global City Program
CAPA’s My Global City unique learning immersion program blends local culture and top-notch academics into the experience of a lifetime for our students. A proven education program that combines theme-based learning with unique cultural experiences turning Florence into your classroom.
CAPA-led events include a walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo for stunning views over the city of Florence and a hike in the nearby hills, followed by dinner in one of the best pizzerias in town. Other activities, often self-guided, reflect what’s going on in the city at the time and may include a walking tour to the most important markets of Florence, tasting typical Italian snacks, a night at the opera, or attending a soccer match at the Florence Stadium.
Students will have the opportunity to be matched with another student going on their CAPA program during the application process. This a great way to meet new people prior to arrival have additional support through the support of a “pal” and just another way to get involved in the CAPA Community! You will just need to complete a brief survey about your interests and lifestyle so the CAPA team can find your best match in the cohort! Whether you are a first-time or seasoned traveler, looking to make friends earlier than arrival, or just want a support system to help you as you navigate the process of preparing for living abroad - this program is great for all students!
Students make their own flight arrangements to Florence's international airport, Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola and formally Amerigo Vespucci Airport. Students then take a taxi or other form of transportation to CAPA's designated arrival location. Closer to the departure date you will be informed of the official meeting place from CAPA.
Costs (budget sheet) Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
Financial Aid Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Applications Apart from completing the SUNY Oswego study abroad application, students applying for a CAPA: The Global Education Network Program need to also complete the CAPA application at the following link: https://go.capa.org/oswego/. Any questions related to this application process should be addressed directly to the CAPA Coordinator, Christine Francois <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at email@example.com for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.