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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad
Language of Instruction: Italian Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 4 semesters of college-level instruction with a B average in language coursework
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 Internships Available: YES
Independent Study Project: YES Excursions: YES
Housing Type: Apartment, Homestay, Independent Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: YES
Advisor: Alessandra Capossela Subjects Offered: Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Communications, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Geography, Geology, History, International Studies, Italian, Italian Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Studio Art, Theater Studies, Women's Studies
Recommended Program: YES
Program Description:
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Those who study with the School in Italy in Florence, Ferrara, or Rome are exceptional among U.S. students in Italy: they study in Italian—and speak it well. The School, founded in 1960, is among a tiny handful of study abroad programs in which students take all course work in Italian and can integrate into an Italian university. It therefore attracts students whom local university faculty praise for their academic seriousness and  enthusiasm for learning.

Florence is the embodiment of the Renaissance, which began in Tuscany during the fourteenth century and continued to influence the region and ultimately the world for four hundred years. Now a bustling city filled with piazze, cafes, and museums, the culture of Florence is ideally suited for student life.  And while Florence welcomes large numbers of international students each year, students at the School in Italy are noteworthy for their linguistic proficiency and their commitment to cultural immersion.

Middlebury's Sede at the Palazzo Giugni, is situated in the academic heart of the old city, an area bustling with coffee shops, bookstores, cultural clubs, and academic buildings. The Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Florence's other main monuments are all within easy walking distance. Students also enroll directly at the Universita degli Studi di Firenze.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 02/08/2020 06/30/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.