CoursesWide selection of courses from art history to graphic design to business administration
Art & Design
Art & Design are strengths of school and city
SettingNestled in the heart of the beautiful Tuscany region
Campus buildings sprinkled throughout the heart of Florence
HousingCentrally-located, historic, traditional Italian apartments
InternshipsInternship opportunities available
You are not alone - many other students want to study in Florence, which is why the town has a young vibe
Walking the city is like walking in an open-air museum with works by Renaissance masters scattered about the city..oh, and there is the world renowned Uffizi Gallery...
Be prepared to like food. A lot. Learn to cook Italian cuisine in your own kitchen, or better yet, pop down to your neighborhood ristorante
Trains and planes will get you near and far in both Europe and Italy.
Each apartment is furnished with a full bath, kitchen and living area. Apartments typically have two bedrooms, each with double occupancy, although this may vary.
Living with a family in Florence is a great option for an enhanced authentic Italian experience
The apartments are centrally located and easily accessible to the city center and host institution. Apartments will be within 20 minutes of the school, if not closer.
Students can take courses ranging from Italian Cuisine and Art History to Italian Language and International Business!
This school is home to hundreds of international students each term, all while maintaining a personalized touch.
In addition to taking classes, students can earn credit and better integrate themselves into the local culture by participating in an international internship.
Old & New
The campus' main building, dating back to the 13th century when it was a convent and church, now houses modern computer and language labs and comfortable classrooms lined with medieval frescos and sculptures adorning their walls and ceilings.
Included in the Athena package are two field trips per semester program and one trip per summer session
Destinations vary by semester and possible locations include: Venice, the Alps, the French Riviera, Capri, Pompeii, Cinque Terre and many more!
AffordabilityAthena’s Florence program is one of the most affordable programs around when you compare what you get for the price.
This program is offered throughout the year: January, Spring, Summer, Fall and Year-long terms.
The unique January offering is a great option to either head over to Italy early if you are studying abroad in the Spring, or if your schedule doesn't permit you to study for a full semester.