First of all, congratulations! By deciding to study abroad in Italy, you’ve taken the first step toward living and learning in another country. We can list many reasons why you should choose ISI Florence for your study abroad experience in Italy—our prime location, our state-of-the-art facilities, our outstanding student body, our engaging course offerings—but don’t listen to us. Instead, we surveyed our alumni and asked them why they chose ISI Florence.
Top Reasons Students Choose ISI Florence
Florence – The Jewel of Italy and Capital of Tuscany
Florence is a Renaissance dream reborn in the modern era. Bordered by iconic pine- and cypress-dotted hills, lush vineyards, and olive groves, the Florence of today is an innovative European cultural center, as well as a thriving university city. Students walk the same medieval cobblestones as Dante, gaze upon the stunning masterpieces of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and practice their Italian in the shadow of Brunelleschi’s dome. ISI Florence students also enjoy cooking lessons, language exchanges with Italian students, citywide soccer tournaments, operas, charity events, local festivals and fairs, food tastings, and much, much more. At every turn, students have the opportunity to engage in the practical application of their studies in the vibrant melting pot of Florence, a place where the past meets the present every day.
Quality Academic Programs Taught by Dedicated Faculty
ISI Florence is committed to the highest standard of academic excellence. The small, vibrant community of scholars and researchers at the Institute has a demonstrated track record of teaching excellence. The faculty are dedicated to delivering engaging, challenging, and meaningful material to ISI Florence students, employing on-site and experiential learning as a fundamental part of the curriculum. Our instructors and the exciting curriculum they offer are one of the main reasons students come to study at the Institute, as well as our attractive strategic partnerships with some of the finest U.S. colleges and universities.
Safe and Affordable Full-Service Program in the Historic Center of Florence
As a student at ISI Florence, you will live, study, and explore Florentine life from the city’s historic center. All our facilities and student apartments are centrally located within a short walk of each other. Apart from our prestigious facilities, ISI Florence also offers competitive program and tuition rates for a full-service experience which includes pre-departure assistance, airport pick-up, orientation, apartments with Wi-Fi, 24/7 emergency assistance, a variety of co- and extra-curricular activities, institute facilities use, student help desk, farewell party, and academic transcript. Assistance is always there when you need it!
Highlights of ISI Florence
- State-of-the-art facilities; international faculty and staff;
- Availability for pre-departure questions;
- Airport pick-up in Florence and transfer to private apartments;
- Two-day orientation including practical city walking tour;
- Opportunity to buy or rent Italian cell phones and SIM cards during orientation;
- Co-curricular field trips to world-renowned historic sites and famous cities;
- Mandatory Italian language courses to learn practical communication skills;
- A variety of extracurricular activities;
- Wi-Fi in all student apartments and throughout the facilities;
- Comprehensive, informative, and easy-to-understand student handbook;
- Emergency hotline available 24/7.