Summer Session Two consists of a four-week academic program that offers a variety of exciting courses in art history, food studies, film studies, psychology, studio arts, and more. One of the advantages of studying abroad in Italy during the summer is the vibrant cultural life that students enjoy at this particular time of year. Florence, as well as neighboring cities in Tuscany and central Italy, turn into open-air settings for a large number of activities and events, including concerts, festivals, and traditional holiday celebrations.
Free Elective Summer Program
Build Your Own Program!
Our Courses; Your Choices! Choose freely from among the ISI Florence summer course offerings selecting either the one-course, or the two-course program. All courses are taught in English and include a variety of co-curricular activities and excursions. See course descriptions for details.
Nearly all ISI Florence courses have co-curricular excursions throughout Florence, Tuscany, and central Italy. Students often express that some of their favorite academic field trips involve exploring the mysteries of ancient art, the craft of artisan wine production, and the wonders of Italian food culture.
ISI Florence also offers a wide variety of activities each summer including social mixers, tandem language exchange, pizza and pasta nights, gelato tastings, cooking classes, day and overnight trips and more!
Students will be housed in shared apartments located in Florence’s historical center within the backdrop they are studying. All apartments are within walking distance of the Institute’s facilities and other local resources, such as restaurants, supermarkets, gyms, pharmacies and more. Apartments include fully-equipped kitchens, common living areas, double bedrooms, and study areas. ISI Florence scrutinizes each housing facility to ensure that it is clean, well maintained, safe, and adequately furnished.
ISI Florence adopts all Covid-related preventive measures (at ISI Florence facilities, in student apartments, and on school excursions) in compliance the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) and the Italian Health Ministry, as advised by the European Community and AACUPI (The Association of American College and University Programs in Italy) in order to ensure the highest levels of safety for students, faculty, and staff.
Summer Session Two Dates
July 2, Saturday
Departure from Home Country
July 3, Sunday
Arrival in Florence
July 4, Monday
July 5, Tuesday
July 8, Friday
Make up Day
July 25-28, Monday – Thursday
Last Week of Classes/Final Exams
July 30, Saturday
Program Ends, Vacate apartments
One Course Program (3-4 credits)
Two Course Program (6-7 credits)
F6: Firenze Summer Architecture Design Studio
Trasimeno Archaeology Field School (6 credits)
Deadline: May 15, 2022 – Deposit Deadline: June 1, 2022
Program Fees Include: Academic Program Tuition, Pre-departure assistance, airport pick-up in Florence, 2-day orientation program, shared apartment housing and utilities including Wi-Fi Internet connection, beginning- and end-of-semester apartment sanitizing/cleaning, student services help desk, 24/7 emergency phone, Institute facilities use, farewell festa, ISI transcript.
Program Fees Do Not Include: Meals, Airfare, Textbooks, Medical Insurance, Course Lab & Excursion Fees.
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