University of South Florida

c/o Florence University of the Arts
Corso Tintori, 21
50122 Florence

Since its inception, this program has proved to be the most popular of any of USF s approximately three dozen summer study abroad programs. The program site, Florence, surrounds students with incomparable art, architecture, ambiance and unique cuisine that have made it famous for centuries.

USF partners with the Florence University of the Arts (FUA), in collaboration with the University of Florida, to present a six week program of study in Florence. Students may participate in one of two summer sessions or combine them for a longer, more in-depth experience. Over the two sessions, courses may be taken in Italian Language, Italian Culture, Culinary Arts, Business, Political Science, Psychology, Literature, Studio Art, Art History, History, and many more.

FUA, our host institution, provides a centrally located classroom site and facilities including library and computer lab, as well as a cultural program that augments classroom study. The program provides carefully-selected apartment housing within walking distance of the institute.

Two weekends will be conducted featuring a three-day/two-night weekend in Rome and a two-day/overnight weekend in Venice in both the A and B sessions. Students have the other weekends to travel on their own.

Students participating in a full-semester program may enroll in courses in a very wide variety of subject areas and academic disciplines. Faculty from The Palazzi Institute/Florence University of the Arts (FUA) will teach in Florence. Language instruction is given by native-speaking instructors at FUA.

A full list of courses may be viewed through the Palazzi/Florence University of the Arts weblink: Students may attend classes Monday-Friday.