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Florence, Italy
For the student looking for something inspiring. There's a reason Florence is so popular.

Florence, Italy

Program Highlights
Quick overview on what to expect

Courses For Everyone
Wide selection of courses from art history to graphic design to business administration

Art & Design Emphasis
Florence is an artistic city, and art is a strength of the schools

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Tuscany region


Two schools with campus buildings sprinkled throughout the heart of Florence

Centrally-located, historic, traditional Italian apartments; homestay options

Internship opportunities available

Living in Florence
What is life going to be like?


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

Easy Access
Trains and planes will get you near and far in both Europe and Italy.

Housing in Florence
Where are you going to live?


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 (not available on all programs)

Great Location
The housing is centrally located and easily accessible to the city center and host institution. Housing will be within 20 minutes of the school, if not closer.

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Academics at Florence
What are you going to learn?


Lorenzo de' Medici

Courses ranging from Italian Cuisine and Art History to Italian Language and International Business!

School is home to hundreds of international students each term (except August), all while maintaining a personalized touch.

You can earn credit and better integrate yourself into the local culture by participating in an international internship.

Old & New
The campus' 13th century main building now houses modern computer and language labs and comfortable classrooms lined with medieval frescos and sculptures adorning their walls and ceilings.

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Santa Reparata Int'l School of Art

Emphasizes art and design, with small class sizes

The intentionally small-sized school fosters artistic, academic, personal growth.

Extensive studio facilities for artists of all levels.

Intern & Volunteer
Opportunities are available to both intern and volunteer for credit.

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Field Trips for Florence
Where are you going to go?

Field Trips
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!

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Prices and Dates for Florence
When can you go?

Athena’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.

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Interested? Ready to study abroad?
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