University of Florence

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Students fluent in Italian may take two or, in exceptional cases, up to three courses at the University of Florence. ISI Florence counsels the student on courses and facilitates the required direct registration. The Direct Enrollment Program at the University of Florence (Università degli Studi di Firenze) offers students the unique opportunity to gain a truly immersive experience in Italian culture and in the European style of education. Students take courses with local peers at the Italian University yet benefit from the same services (orientation, safety, cultural activities, etc.) as students enrolled in other ISI Florence programs. Students may enroll in the Direct Enrollment program one semester or a full year; each semester involves language review courses as well as tutorials and support sessions at the Institute.

Fall Semester
September: Language Review Program
October – December: Classes at the Università degli Studi di Firenze

Spring Semester
January – mid-February: Language Review Program
March – May: Classes at the Università degli Studi di Firenze

Proficiency and Admission Requirements
Students should have a minimum of four semesters of Italian language courses and have achieved a B2+ proficiency in Italian based on the Common European Framework. This particular Direct Enrollment program is designed for motivated and mature students who are interested in fully immersing themselves in the Italian culture and university educational system.

Courses Offered
The University of Florence has a vast range of courses to choose from. Their departments (facoltà) and offerings can be found at