At Syracuse Florence, students enroll in one of the following program options depending on academic focus and level of Italian language proficiency.
Most students take their courses at the Florence Center in Piazza Savonarola and Piazzale Donatello. All courses except Italian language and culture are taught in English. All students take an Italian language or literature class, but there is no language prerequisite. See course descriptions.
Students with intermediate to advanced-intermediate language skills may enroll in the Intensive Language Program and study with other international students at the Centro di Cultura per Stranieri of the University of Florence.
Florence Center & Direct Enrollment at the University of Florence (Courses in Italian)
Students with advanced language skills may take selected courses entirely in Italian by enrolling at the Università di Firenze through the Direct Placement option.
SU Architecture students who have completed five semesters of design studio may take their required architecture courses in English at the Florence Center and combine them with an Italian language class as well as a professional elective or architectural history course. More about Architecture at Syracuse Florence.
Studio art majors and minors can combine studio work in ceramics, drawing, metalsmithing, painting, photography, printmaking, silk-screening, and woven design with courses in art history and Italian language. Studio art courses are open to all other Florence students, regardless of major or minor, as well. More about Studio Art in Florence.
Second-year students in aerospace, civil, environmental, and mechanical engineering can take their required engineering courses in English, plus an Italian language course, at the Florence Center. (spring only)
Students majoring in industrial or communications design can study collaborative design and contemporary design history at the Florence Center. In addition to design courses, students take an Italian language class as well as studio or academic electives. (spring only)
In the fall semester, students have the option to take one or two economics or political science courses taught in English at the University of Florence alongside Italian and other European peers. (fall only)