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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer I
  • Budget Sheets: Summer I
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer I 2024 03/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English Housing Options: Host Family
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Lizette Alvarado -
Faculty Leader: Laura Brown (, Mamta Saxena (
Program Description:
Cap Florence Panorama

The Site   |   The Study Center   |   Courses   I   Housing and Meals  I   Program Inclusions   I   My Global City   I   Q&As   I   Talk to a CAPA Ambassador   |   Costs   |   Insurance |   Financial Aid   |   Applications

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The Site
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 Study Center
CAPA’s Global Cities program locations offer a rich field of academic potential precisely because they are multi-layered, multi-dimensional, multicultural, complex and challenging. CAPA’s unique curriculum is designed to explore the way these Global Cities have been imagined, invented, and transformed by the forces of globalization throughout their history. The individual cities become the “text” that you are guided to analyze and explore. CAPA makes this analysis and exploration possible, and personal, through our My Global City activities and events.

  CAPA Courtyard Florence hall

Courses in the field of Human Development will be taught by Dr. Mamta Saxena  and Dr. Laura Brown Any course related questions should be address to the program professors. 

Housing and Meals
Students live within commuting distance of the CAPA Florence Center in a homestay with a local Italian family. Students will have their own room and breakfast and dinner are included. 

Program Inclusions
Included in this program are:
  • Orientation to the city upon arrival
  • Italian language classes
  • Cooking class
  • Tour of the Central Market in San Lorenzo
  • Visit to an Acetaia (balsamic vinegar production)
  • Visit to a Parmesan cheese farm
  • Two day trip to Venice
  • A Florence bus pass is included
My Global City
My Global City is CAPA’s unique learning immersion program, which 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.

Talk to a CAPA Ambassador
To hear from our past program participants about the program: CAPA Ambassador.

Visa information will be provided directly by CAPA The Global Education Network. If you would like to learn more about the visa information process, please look at the following links:
     *Italian Consulate website
     *Student Visa for CAPA Florence Program- General Instructions May 2019.pdf
     *Italian Visa instructions April 2018.pdf

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.

Talk to a CEA-CAPA Program Manager
Bonnie Tarrant <>
D: 857.702.8136 | M: 800.793.0334
Based in: Boston | Hours: 8:30am–5:30pm EST

Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.


All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

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.

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:   Any questions related to this application process should be addressed directly to the CAPA Program Manager, Margaret Ovian <>.

Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact your program coordinator, Lizette Alvarado, 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.

Updated: 1/15/2020