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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English, Italian GPA Requirement: 2.8
Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay Scholarships: External Scholarship
Internship available: Yes
Program Description:

CAPA Florence Program

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Academics Location
The CAPA Florence Program offers the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself academically and socially in the local culture through a fourteen-week fall and spring semester option or a six-week summer program. Regardless of your major, our academic courses keep you on track while you soak up regional history and culture. Study abroad options include local visits, fine arts courses that take advantage of the visually stunning streets and buildings, and special lectures. Everything is designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to comprehensively pursue subjects through academic and field research.

CAPA also offers qualified students the option of doing an internship in Italian, or participating in an Advanced Track Italian Language and Internship Program. With an extensive network of internship sites, we feature opportunities in many businesses, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations. Work with local people while speaking Italian! Enhance your resume! CAPA's internship program will help you build professional skills and gain perspective as you engage a network of international contacts in your field.

CAPA Florence Course Equivalencies.pdf
CBA Internship Requirements.doc
Despite its pivotal role in the history of civilization, and its significance as an artistic and cultural center, Florence retains the bustle and charm of a small town in a bygone age. Ancient, medieval, renaissance, cosmopolitan, yet with all modern conveniences, Florence, perhaps more than any other city, is a tapestry displaying Europe's emergence from the dark ages through to the 21st century. There are endless opportunities for weekend breaks exploring the wonderful Tuscan countryside and surrounding towns such as Pisa and Siena. An efficient rail system connects Florence with Rome, the North of Italy and the rest of Europe.

CAPA Florence is housed in the Palazzo Galli-Tassi, located in the Santa Croce area in the center of the traditional artisans' quarter. The church of Santa Croce contains the tombs and monuments of many great Florentines and the surrounding streets have a lively and attractive sense of community. It is here that you will find distinctive neighborhood shops and restoration workshops where specialists continue to repair the many books and works of art damaged in the 1966 floods.
Student Life
The CAPA Florence Center is located in an historic 15th century palazzo. It is situated in the very center of the city, just minutes from the Duomo. The Center has fully equipped classrooms, fine arts facilities, a faculty office, a multifunctional media room, wireless Internet access and a computer laboratory. Students live within commuting distance of the Center either in homestays with local families, in shared apartments, or in dormitories.

Regular activities through the My Education (ME) program encourage interaction between students from the many institutions represented. These include outings to museums, local markets, and lectures, as well as special events such as social dinners with other international students, hikes in Tuscany, sports activities and walking tours covering lesser-known parts of the city as well as other Italian destinations.