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is located in the heart of Tuscany and is known for its natural beauty, abundance of art and architecture, and for being the home of Dante and Michelangelo. Considered the birth place of the Renaissance, Florence boasts a rich history and allows visitors access to numerous art galleries, cathedrals, and palaces. The city is also home to wonderful markets, featuring Italian leather, and delicious Italian cuisine.
Students in the Florence program study under the direction and instruction of College of William & Mary and local faculty in this one-month intensive Italian program. All courses are held at LinguaViva Language Institute, which is minutes away from the historic center of Florence.
Students will experience the city as locals by participating in homestays during this program. Homestays host students in double rooms and provide breakfast and dinner.
Throughout the program students will have the opportunity to explore local sites in Florence as well as other Italian cities. In the past, excursions have included Venice, Cinque Terre, and Chianti country. All excursions include transportation, lodging on overnight excursions, and some meals.
Students earn a total of 7 credits, including 4 credits of Italian language and a choice of two other 3 credit courses (taught in English). Enrollment in the Italian language course is dependent on prior knowledge. Summer 2018 course options are:
- ITAL 200/300: Italian Language & Literature (4 credits)
- ARTH 222: Art in Florence (3 credits)
- GOVT 391: Brexit and the Politics of European Identity (3 credits)
Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty fom LinguaViva. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.
Maurits van der Veen
Associate Professor of Government
Arrival date: May 25, 2018
Departure date: June 23, 2018
Application ($75*): February 1
Deposit ($600): March 2
Final payment: April 2
*A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.
2018 program fee: $5,500
Students are responsible for lunches and airfare.
Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.
Holmes Scholarship is available for this program.
All College students in good academic standing.
Click to view the Florence Handbook 2017.
Click to view the Summer Abroad Handbook 2018.