The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai offers a variety of collaboration opportunities for US colleges and universities seeking to develop new academic programs initiatives and partnerships in Italy. From simply working closely with the Institute as an approved destination for your students, to developing new faculty-led or curriculum specific programs in Italy for your college or university, the Institute is likely to have an innovative and mutually beneficial solution.
If your institution is interested in developing a program in Italy, we encourage you to consider a cooperative with the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai. Your school can choose the level and scope of the collaboration.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if your institution is interested in:
• Adopting the Institute as a pre-approved destination for school;
• Developing faculty-led programs in Italy with a local partner;
• Offering study abroad programs in Italy with a specific curricular focus;
• Collaborating with us for other educational initiatives.
In our most popular CSAP (Cooperative Study Abroad Program), the Institute welcomes students with a home-school professor who teaches a course or two at Palazzo Rucellai for a semester or summer session. The students take two or three other courses from among the Institute’s offerings. This fully integrates the visiting school's program into the Palazzo Rucellai environment the avoiding a "travelling island with all students from the same school". And since the Institute already has a full-service program including pick-up, housing, events and activities, student services and emergency services, creating a faculty-led program in Italy is much simplified. If you are a faculty member or administrator and would like to bring a group of students to Italy with faculty, perhaps the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai has the perfect solution. This is one example of the many ways the Institute collaborates with other institutions of higher education to improve the experience of students abroad.
The Institute at Palazzo Rucellai seeks to develop CSA programs with colleges and universities that have professors interested in offering courses that will enrich our curriculum, and whose students will add a desirable dimension to the student body.
If you and/or your institution are interested in developing a CSA program with Palazzo Rucellai, please contact the Director at the Institute, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org