Each summer ISI offers a 6 1/2 week program that runs from mid-May through the end of June (Academic Calendar) Participants are free to choose one or two courses from a diverse list of courses offered each summer for a maximum of 6 credits. Visit our Summer Courses page for the current list of offerings.
Nearly all the courses have field trips and excursions as part of the curriculum. Beyond the courses, you will find a variety of co- and extra-curricular activities such as food tastings, cooking classes, guided walking tours, and much more. For weekend travelers, we do not hold classes on Friday to allow for extended weekends to explore the many historical and picturesque cities in Italy and Europe.
ISI Florence also hosts special faculty-led programs each summer from a number of colleges and universities. Some programs follow our academic calendar and integrate with our academic program, others (independent programs) have their own arrival and departure dates and separate courses. Whatever your needs, if your institution is interested in having ISI Florence host a staff or faculty-led summer program, we can provide all the services and amenities to make your program run smoothly. We provide services from airport pickup, student and faculty housing and Internet, 24-hr emergency services, help desk, museum reservations, field trip and excursion arrangements, facilities use, faculty offices and more. All offered in the centro storico of Florence at affordable rates. If you would like to receive more information about faculty-led cooperatives contact us at [email protected] to receive additional information.
We look forward to welcoming you and your students to beautiful Florence this summer!