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W&M Summer- Florence
Florence, Italy
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: W&M applicants only
Fact Sheet:
 Study Abroad Advisor:
Sarah Mullen (
 Program Type:
WM Sponsored Summer
 Language of Instruction:
English, Italian
 Language Requirements:
 Host Institution:
LinguaViva Language Institute
 Service Component:
 Credit Type:
WM Credit Prerequisites: None
 Housing Options:
Local Family Homestay
Program Description:
Florence Collage

Program Information | Course Information | W&M Faculty | Dates | Deadlines | Program Fees | Eligibility

Florence 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.

Program Description:
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 Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, and Chianti country. All excursions include transportation, lodging on overnight excursions, and some meals.

Course Information:
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 2016 course options are:

  • ITAL 200/300: Italian Language & Literature (4 credits)
  • ITAL 300/ATH 360: Florentine Renaissance Art (3 credits)
  • GOVT 391:  Politics of the Refugee Crisis in Europe (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.

W&M Faculty:
Maurits van der Veen
Associate Professor of Government

Arrival date: May 22, 2015
Departure date:  June 20, 2015

Application ($75*):  February 1
Deposit ($500):  March 4
Final payment:  April 1

A $75 application fee applies, to be paid to the Bursar’s Office. Please note that the application and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Program Fees:
2016 program fee:  $5,400

Students are responsible for lunches and airfare.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.

All College students in good academic standing.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/01/2016 02/22/2016 05/20/2016 06/18/2016
 NOTE: Start dates refer to date of student's arrival to program, and end dates refer to date of student's departure from program.