Florence, Italy

Florence is bursting with architectural and artistic masterpieces—a beautiful backdrop that will undoubtedly enrich your studies.  

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Syracuse’s center offers a broad range of coursework that you can enhance with internships or field trips within the city, region, country, and throughout Europe. Through it all, your experience will be deepened via time spent with your Italian host family (architecture students live in apartments), as well as through the guidance and care of on-site faculty and staff.

Florence is known as an art major’s dreamland, with inspiration for design, photography, sculpture, and drama. But it’s also an exciting international hub for European politics, business, and international education. Study economics, geography, or even engineering. Or study a subject that Italians know a thing or two about: food. 

Get a feel for everyday life in Florence


Explore the Courses

SU Florence courses range from the art and architecture of ancient Rome to contemporary Florence, from the language and literature of Dante and Petrarch to that of Italo Calvino, from the history and economy of medieval and Renaissance times to the challenges that Italy and Europe face in a globalized world today, and much more.

SU Florence Center courses

University of Florence courses


Internship Opportunities

The Academic Internship Program in Florence is a wonderful addition to any student’s abroad experience. With over 50 host institutions, students at every language level can apply classroom learning to an actual work situation, build their resumes, explore career options, and develop professional skills while earning academic credit.

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Talk to Recent SU Florence Students

Florence global ambassadors took part in school field trips, found the best gelato in the city, and immersed themselves in Italian life with their host families—ask them anything about Florence.