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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 program caters to a wide range of majors and offers several academic courses and experiential learning opportunities, including internships and an Advanced Italian Language and Internship Program. CAPA offers a variety of courses with local visits, fine arts courses that take advantage of the visually stunning streets and buildings, and special lectures relevant to your study abroad experience. Please note: Internship applicants must have completed 4 semesters of Italian or the equivalent.
The Study Center
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 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.
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 at the CAPA Florence website. Once there, click on Academics.
Advanced Italian Track
CAPA’s Advanced Italian Track (AIT) is in partnership with the University of Florence’s Cultural Centre for Foreigners (CCF). This option is available during the fall semester only and will offer students a greater range of courses taught in Italian.
CAPA’s Advanced Italian Track has been designed for Italian language majors or students who have a high level of competency in Italian with at least 4 semesters of Italian language completed. This program offers a blend of academic courses in Italian, advanced Italian language courses, fine arts courses, and an internship in your chosen field. For more information, please visit the CAPA Florence website and click on Advanced Italian Track.
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. The Advanced Italian Track requires a homestay and carries a higher program fee.
Included in this program are:
A Florence bus pass for the dates of the program.
British Institute's Library and Cultural Center
A pass and library privileges for the British Institute's 50,000 English-volume library.
Full day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano.
Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony.
MyEducation 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.
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Costs (budget sheet)
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All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance (https://www.geobluestudents.com) as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.
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.
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.