In the standard semester program students take the required 4-credit Italian course according to their level, and and another 3 or 4 courses which they are free to choose, depending on the requirements of their home university. Students must enroll in a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 courses, which represent from 13 to 16 credits. This program is open to all students.
Students who have never had an Italian course prior to coming to Italy should enroll in Florence Experience I. Those who have had Italian before should select the course that would naturally follow the one taken at the home university. During the first week of classes all language students above the first level are given an assessment exam which will confirm your correct placement.
Once the appropriate Italian course is selected, students may choose freely from the variety of elective courses listed.
Students may design a program which centers on a particular field of interest, such as history, art history, Italian studies, political science, humanities, or fine arts, thereby creating a thematic study plan.
Students interested in this option should consult with their advisors at their home institutions, whenever possible, in order to develop the customized curricular concentration that best fits their needs and interests. Please click here for further information.
Students may create an interdisciplinary experience by integrating two or more courses dealing with the same period or related subject matter such as art and history, literature and history, history and political science, psychology and anthropology, etc. They do this by arranging to submit one paper on an interdisciplinary topic for both courses, rather than two separate shorter papers. For examples of courses that lend themselves to this kind of interdisciplinary integration click here.