Direct Placement in Italian
The University of Florence program is the right choice for students who want to take classes entirely in Italian at the Universita’ degli Studi di Firenze.
You must have studied at least four semesters or the equivalent of Italian and have a good command of the language. Qualified students will be admitted based on academic record, recommendation by a current Italian instructor, an essay, and an interview in Italian upon arrival in Florence.
Students who choose to study at the University of Florence may enroll in up to three corsi singoli in selected departments. The program coordinator, Prof. Antonella Francini, will meet with you individually to advise on course selections. Afterwards you will be assigned an academic Italian tutor–a selected scholar who will guide you through the semester, helping you prepare for class and final exams. Courses typically end with a final oral exam.
Most courses are worth 5 academic credits (including classroom contact hours and 25 hours with the academic tutor). You may choose to combine University of Florence courses with courses offered at the Syracuse Center and/or at the Centro di Cultura per Staineri.
Direct Placement in English
You also have the opportunity to attend the Schools of Political Science and Economics at the University of Florence to take courses taught in English. Taking classes with Italian students and experiencing a completely different academic environment allows students to engage completely in the Italian community and culture.
For more information about the Direct Placement Program, please contact: