Spring 2021 Programs: Florence

We look forward to having you be a part of the Syracuse Florence program in the spring!

View the Florence program packet to learn more about your semester abroad.


Below is an outline of spring 2021 program modifications for Florence:

What aspects of your Spring 2021 Syracuse Florence program have changed?

  • Pre-Arrival Program Dates: January 11th – January 29th.  
    • Required:  Mapping Italy: an exciting new 1-credit online course from 1/11 to 1/22 (with 3 in-person sessions in Florence).  
    • Your other Florence semester courses will meet online for several sessions between 1/18 and 1/29 (6-8 hours per course).
  • Online pre-arrival orientation will be held on February 3rd.
  • New On-Site Program Dates: February 11th – April 30th.
  • In-person orientation will be held on February 11th and 12th. 
  • New Mid-Semester Break Dates: March 22nd – 26th. 
  • For the safety of our students and host families in Florence, we will be transitioning housing from homestays to a student residence known as “The Student Hotel.” This trendy hotel provides students with a fully furnished single room and private bathroom, shared kitchen, on-site laundry, pool, many more amenities and is only a 20 minute walk to the Syracuse Florence Center. 
  • The Empires of Exchange and Culinary Crossings Optional 3-credit Signature Seminars will be offered at the end of the semester, April 29th – May 10th.  Note: Borders in Flux will not be an option for the spring semester. Additional fees will apply.  
  • The duration of the program and optional signature seminar will be under 90 days, therefore, U.S. citizens will not be required to obtain a student visa.  Students without a visa will need to depart from Italy on May 10th.
  • Reduction in program fee from $7,400 to $5,800. View the Florence modified budget.

What aspects of your Spring 2021 Syracuse Florence program remain the same?

  • The Syracuse Florence Internship Program.
  • Course Availability: A wide variety of courses across the disciplines remain available to students allowing you to take a full-time course load.  Due to the condensed nature of the semester, students are strongly advised to plan for no more than 17 credits during the regular semester.  Taking a post-semester optional Signature Seminar is a great way to earn up to 19 credits. If you have an academic need to take more than 17 credits during the regular semester, you should seek approval from Dr. Petra Hejnova, Director of Curriculum and Academic Services.
  • All international students requiring a student visa will work closely with our Florence visa coordinator.

View our Spring 2021 FAQ for more information. Questions? Contact your Florence International Program Advisor