Field Studies Program

All-School Field Trips

The objective of all-school field trips is to offer students the opportunity to travel locally under the guidance of an experienced lecturer and to visit places that would be difficult to reach and enjoy without the support of an organized trip.

All-school trips include Florence city tours as well as day trips within Tuscany and nearby regions to destinations such as San Gimignano, Pienza, Montepulciano, to name a few. The emphasis is on immersion, experiential learning, intimate boutique-like experiences: doing, trying, tasting, smelling, observing…

All-school trips are open to students not enrolled in the School of Architecture professional degree program that runs its own trips through the required ARC 571 course (see below). All-school trip costs (excluding meals) are covered by your program fee. Sign-ups take place during Orientation.


Course-Related Field Studies

Many courses include one or more course-related field study trips which are an integral and mandatory part of the course. The cost of these trips is included in the course fee which will be billed to your bursar account.


School of Architecture: ARC 571 Survey of Italian Architecture

All students enrolled in the School of Architecture professional degree program take the 3-credit ARC 571 Survey of Italian Architecture field trips course. Architecture students may also take an elective which includes additional study tours for which you will be billed through your bursar account. In the case of a scheduling conflict, contact the architecture and field studies coordinators immediately.


Contact Us

For more information, or in the event of a scheduling conflict between two or more course-related field studies, please contact the Field Studies Office at florencefieldtrips@syr.edu.