Faculty-Led & Customized Programs Made Easy

ISI Florence continually seeks opportunities to host faculty-led programs for visiting professors and their students. Professors chaperone a minimum of eight participants from their home university. Faculty-led models vary with some institutions choosing to open their course to other ISI Florence students, while others choose to enroll only students from their home institution. Some models even allow students to enroll in ISI Florence courses on a variety of topics, including Italian language, art history, international business, architecture, etc. ISI Florence is well-equipped to host professors according to the faculty-led model required or preferred by their university. Summer courses at ISI Florence are normally 3 credits with 45 contact hours. If your faculty-led will not follow the ISI Florence calendar, please contact us for program availability.

A Better Way
ISI Florence offers a different, simpler model from the standard faculty-led program. Too often the professor becomes a travel agent, tour guide, and emergency contact. At ISI Florence, all transport from the Florence airport, orientation, travel questions, student health emergencies, and housing issues are handled by our experienced staff. Professors are only responsible for their classroom time and possible field trips, all of which are organized with ISI Florence’s assistance. Classes meet twice a week and professors are free to travel, research, meet with students, or do what they please outside of those meetings.

Recruitment of Students
ISI Florence will assist the visiting lecturer in recruitment. This assistance ranges from a personalized page on our website, to custom printable posters provided, online advertising, and replying to students inquiries and questions. All costs for this assistance will be borne by ISI Florence, and a further outline in an electronic promotion guide will be provided via email.

Developing a Faculty-Led Abroad Course
ISI Florence can help you find the right topic for your course. The Institute will also aid in developing the curriculum and syllabus, refining logistics, and choosing field trips that will enrich the student experience.

Professor Housing and Compensation
Total compensation depends on the number of students the professor brings to the program, the housing desired by the professor, and the relationship between ISI Florence and the professor’s institution. In certain cases professors are compensated by their own institutions; if not, they will be paid by ISI Florence. Compensation estimates can be provided upon request. ISI Florence has a range of housing solutions for professors in Florence’s historic center.

For more information on teaching at ISI Florence, please email [email protected] or proceed below to submit your proposal.


Faculty-Led Proposal Request

Interested in leading your students to study abroad in Florence, Italy? ISI Florence is ready to work with you to design the ideal summer or semester-long study abroad experience. Please contact us at [email protected] to let us know the course and field trips you would like to propose using our facilities and support services. Fall and Spring semester faculty-led opportunities are also available. Our staff will contact you to draft an initial proposal together.