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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year
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Program Provider: CSU International Programs Program Type: Study Abroad
Minimum Class Standing Eligibility: Junior 60+, Sophomore 30+ Minimum GPA: 2.75
Field(s) of Study: Art-History, Classics, English, European Business, History, International Relations, Italian, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Political Science Financial Aid: California Aid, Federal Aid, Loans, Scholarships
Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Program Description:

ITALY: CSU FLORENCE CENTER

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA
 
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.

Pre-requisites
Art History Track: 
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. However, coursework in the following areas is recommended: Western Art History or European History.

Humanities (History, Classics & Literature) Track: 
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. However, coursework in the following areas is recommended: World or Western Civilization/History/Literature/Philosophy. One term of language study in Italian, Latin, Spanish, French, Portuguese or Greek.

Political Science Track: 
There are no CSU IP pre-requisites for this program. However, coursework in the following areas is recommended: Comparative Government, International Relations, World History/Geography
 

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Subjects Available
 
Art History Italian Studies
Classics Latin
Comparative Literature Liberal Studies
European Studies Literature
Greek Studio Art
History
Philosophy
International Relations Political Science
International/Global Studies  
Italian  

CLICK HERE to access the Academic Bulletin that includes course descriptions for all academic concentrations.
 
Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies. 

Cost
Students pay the same tuition for Italy: CSU Florence Center as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Italian academic cycle begins in February and ends in November. 

Academic Year: July to June.
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Italy: CSU Florence Center program is located in Florence at the CSU Study Center. This program is administered by a Resident Director and full-time local staff. Each year, about 100 CSU students participate in the IP Italy program and attend courses at the Center. The fields of study offered are architecture, art history, classics, history, Italian language, international relations, Italian studies, literature, political science, and studio art. 
Italy
The Italy: CSU Florence Center program
Begins with a required 5 credit Preparatory Language Program (PLP), offering students Italian language instruction at the beginning, intermediate or advanced levels.  Participants are introduced to the culture of Florence and to contemporary Italian society through lectures during the PLP. In addition to the Italian language coursework during the PLP, students are required to take 6 credits of Italian language study during the fall term, and 3 credits of Italian language during the spring.  Students also pursue coursework in their area of concentration and enroll in elective courses during the fall and spring semesters. For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.

The CSU Italy program offers students a wide range of courses.  During the time of application, students will be asked to select an area of concentration. Students can take courses across concentrations, but will be asked to specify their main area of interest.  
 
The Italian Studies program
Begins with a required 5 credit Preparatory Language Program (PLP), offering students Italian language instruction at the beginning, intermediate or advanced levels. Participants are introduced to the culture of Florence and to contemporary Italian society through lectures during the PLP. 

The Italian Studies program is designed for serious students of Italian language, literature and culture. The program provides students with an opportunity to concentrate all studies on Italian for an entire academic year.  During the PLP and fall semester, students combine their study of Italian language with courses in English.  During the spring semester, students enroll only in courses conducted in Italian, including the required capstone Italian 352. 
 

LOCATION

Florence is a center of intellectual and artistic activity and a city that retains much of its Renaissance character. Located in the Tuscany region of Italy, on the Arno River, Florence has a population of about 500,000. 
 

HOUSING

Upon arrival in Florence, students are provided with temporary hotel accommodations arranged by CSU IP.  During the orientation week, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations.  Most students choose to live in local apartments.
 

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