FLORENCE Experience

Discover what life in Florence is like as a student abroad. Your life beyond the classroom is an important experience as well and there is no better place than Florence to discover new friends, faces, places, and tastes! ISI Florence organizes many extra-curricular activities to help you on your discovery of this exciting town.

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Academic Programs

Build Your Own Semester

The General Studies program is open to all students and allows for maximum flexibility when choosing courses at the Institute. Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 17 credits per semester and include one course in Italian language.

Academic Programs

Architecture & Interior Design

Thanks to the high caliber of its faculty and the Institute’s partnership with the Università degli Studi di Firenze, the programs offer a unique opportunity to work on actual architectural projects in Florence and in Tuscany, in diverse and stimulating historic urban contexts.

Academic Programs

Multi-Cultural Psychology

Students who study psychology at ISI Florence can examine human development as influenced by similarities and differences between people and across cultures. Such a knowledge base is a useful tool when preparing for careers in counseling, education, research, social work, and many other professions.

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Food, Sustainability, Environmental

ISI Florence’s newest curricular offerings invites students and scholars to participate in the study of Italian food systems, sustainability and the environment. Each course includes a series activities that include guest lectures, site visits, field trips, culinary activities, research projects, and other hands-on experiences.

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Fashion & Luxury Goods Industry

Florence, one of the world capitals of fashion, is the perfect scenario for creativity, tradition, and imagination – and now ISI Florence is offering specially designed courses focusing on this industry.

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Communication Studies & Media

Studying communications not only teaches students to create a compelling message, but it also explores the various media tools and how to incorporate the right combination of content and delivery systems to effectively communicate with others.

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(Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics)

An international experience is vital for STEM students, who will be creating technologies that may impact the entire world.

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Academic Programs

Florentia Scholars Program

This Program is defined by enriched coursework and field experiences, enhanced cultural immersion, and collaboration with other motivated students. You will complete your own research project immersed in Italian culture.

Academic Programs

Summer Programs

ISI offers two summer sessions. Session One is 6-weeks and begins May 18th. Session Two is 4 weeks and begins on July 6th. Summer courses have a rich co-curricular component with field trips and excursions and hands-on experiences.

Academic Programs

Summer Architecture Design Studio

Unveil the centuries-old strata that have merged the past and present of urban Florence and other Italian cities while experiencing contemporary Florentine life as a student of architecture.

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Meet our faculty! At ISI Florence classes are taught by international faculty members with a demonstrated passion for their subject. Our professors are devoted to challenging students in all aspects of their study abroad experience, aiming to foster a new understanding of international travel, cultural integration, and personal growth.
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