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Florence, Italy

Come study abroad in Florence, where the architecture, art, food, fashion, design and literature of the city will enrich your studies.

The Syracuse center in Florence, known as the Villa Rossa, is a welcoming campus of five historic buildings and a lovely courtyard garden. Here, you can take courses toward your major and classes that feature site visits and field trips.

You do not need to speak Italian to enroll at Syracuse Florence. Italian language or literature will be part of your coursework.

First-semester study abroad available.

Cityscape of Florence, Italy

Syracuse Florence Courses

Field study is central to many Syracuse Florence courses. You will engage with the art, history, business and evolving cultural identity of this renowned region.

You can expect a curriculum that is rigorous, innovative and distinguished by the same exceptional standards that apply in every other aspect of a Syracuse University academic experience. Your Syracuse Florence courses may fulfill curricular requirements so you can stay on track to graduate on time. Explore a range of topics across disciplines at the center.

Study in Depth

Each Syracuse Abroad center offers depth in particular areas of study. At Syracuse Florence, these include:

  • Architecture
  • Visual and performing arts: design and studio arts
  • Engineering
  • European history and politics
  • History of art
  • Italian language, literature and culture
  • Cross-cultural management and entrepreneurship
  • Mediterranean food and culture
  • Sustainability
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Diversity and cultural identity

Wondering if Florence is the right fit for you? Refine your Syracuse Abroad options to discover the program that best fits your academic goals.

Student painting while overlooking the city of Florence, Italy

Semester Programs

Semester programs allow students to focus on Italian language, architecture, engineering, design and other specialty areas.

River in Florence

Summer Programs

The Florence Summer Session allows you to customize your program according to your interests and desire for exploration. To enhance your learning experience, most courses feature field trips and excursions within Florence and to locations outside the city. Internships are also available. (3-6 credits)

Three students pose with Florence in the background

Travel with a Purpose

Join an optional 3-credit signature seminar, before or after the regular semester. Engage deeply with social, cultural and environmental issues facing Europe and the world today.

Rolling hills and farm land in Italy

At Home in Florence

Your Syracuse Abroad experience is enhanced through your housing options. In Florence, most students live with a host family and experience authentic Italian lifestyle and culture. Apartments are also available for architecture students and select studio arts students.

Walkway covered by purple flowers

World Ready. Career Ready.

An internship in Florence will allow you to apply classroom lessons to real work situations, explore career options and develop professional skills. Our on-­site internship coordinator will work with you to find the placement that best suits your interests and qualifications through established relationships in many business sectors of Florence.

Students shopping in Florence

Can I Afford to Study Abroad?

Yes! We work with you to make studying abroad within reach. Your financial aid package may apply to study abroad, plus there are other assistance options, including scholarships, grants and awards.

Connect with Syracuse Abroad through general advising sessions or program appointments. Drop-in or schedule a virtual or in-person advising session at SyracuseAbroad@Bird Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or, schedule an appointment to meet with a Syracuse Abroad program advisor. View all advising options View all advising options.