James Madison University Florence Programs

Palazzo Capponi
Via de’ Michelozzi, 2
50125 Florence
Telephone: 055.265.7661
Fax: 055.267.5490
E-Mail: florenceprograms@jmu.edu
Home Campus Web site: http://www.jmu.edu/
Italian Program Web site: http://www.jmu.edu/international

The JMU Program, located in a recently renovated Renaissance building in downtown Florence, offers two study options. An undergraduate programme with liberal arts courses (running every semester from Fall to Summer), and a graduate programme, lasting one whole academic year.

The undergraduate programme: A small but intensive program, with around 30-40 students who live instide the JMU premises, where they also attend the courses, in the midst of the lively “old-Florence” Santo Spirito neighbourhood. The curriculum highlights the Humanism and Renaissance tradition of Florence through art and literature courses, as well as focusing on 20th and 21st century Italy and Europe through history and European Integration courses. The programme also offers courses in “Hospitality and Tourism Management” such as ‘Wine Culture in Italy’ and ‘Food Culture in Italy’.

Web site: http://www.jmu.edu/international/abroad/programs/semester-in-florence.shtml

The Graduate programme: The Master of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies is a unique and exciting one-year 33-credit intensive residential graduate programme resulting in an MA degree in Political Science from James Madison University. All courses are taught in English. The programme starts in September and ends in the following June. The Master Programme is attended by around 20 students, who reside in apartments.

Web site: http://www.jmu.edu/eupolicystudies/