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Advisor: Emily Ostenson Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Art History, Business, Culture, Economics, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Italian Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Studio Art Program Options: Full-time, Internship Credits
Language(s) of Instruction: English, Italian Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Provider: CAPA Program Type: Study Abroad
In Classes With: All US Students Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore
Housing: Apartment, Family Home Stay
Program Description:


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CAPA FLORENCE PROGRAM

The CAPA Florence Program provides you with a unique opportunity to engage with the city and understand how Florence has been able to retain its rich history while adapting to modernity. It isn’t just the Gallery Accademia (home to Michelangelo’s David) or the Uffizi Gallery (home to Boticelli’s Birth of Venus) that connect you to the past; walking through the enchanting streets of Florence feels like being in a living museum! 

Florence student

 

The CAPA Florence Program Fee includes:

  • 12-18 academic credits for the semester, 6 in the summer
  • Optional internship and Advanced Italian Program (for additional fee)
  • Classes held at the CAPA Florence Center in the beautiful Palazzo Galli-Tassi built in 1400 just a few streets from the Duomo
  • Shared apartment housing (homestay with daily breakfast and dinner available for a supplemental fee)
  • A Florence bus pass for the dates of the program
  • Full-day excursion to Siena and San Gimignano
  • Social events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner (semesters only), and a farewell ceremony
  • A pass and library privileges to the British Institute's 50,000 English-volume library
  • My Global City Florence, CAPA’s unique learning immersion program
  • Medical, travel, and accident insurance
  • CAPA Florence student services and support, including 24-hour emergency on-call support
Each semester and summer, CAPA offers Italian language courses and a range of courses taught in English. In the Fall we also offer an Advanced Italian Track in partnership with the University of Florence's Cultural Center for Foreigners for students with over four semesters of Italian.

Over 50,000 students have studied abroad with CAPA!
  • 40 years experience in study abroad education
  • Personalized, experiential and academic programs that genuinely involve each student with the location, people and culture of their host city
  • Affordable, fully accredited, semester and summer programs and internships
  • Need-based and access scholarships
Learn more about us at CAPA.org/florence or call us at 1.800.793.0334
 


If you have already researched this program (identifying appropriate courses, costs, application requirements, deadlines, etc.) and you are CERTAIN that you want to apply to it, you may start the IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below. If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please meet with an Education Abroad Peer Advisor:
 
Education Abroad Advising Center
70 Butterfield Terrace 
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Learning Commons 
Du Bois Library
Monday-Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
 
 
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Michelangelo's David, Giotto's campanile, Ghiberti's bronze doors, Botticelli's Birth of Venus... Discover Florence, where art is a part of everyday life and masterpieces await you around every corner.  The CAPA Program Center is located in the historic area of Sante Croce, just minutes away from the historic cathedral, the Duomo. The Fine Arts Studio houses all the creative tools required for courses in oil and watercolor painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and fresco design. CAPA's Florence Center is fully equipped with a computer lab, student lounge and wireless internet access.Duomo, Florence

Semester programs earn 12-18 credits; summer sessions earn 3-6 academic or internship credits. (4 semesters of Italian are required for internship placements.)  Classes offered include Italian language, visual arts, literature, history, politics, business, psychology, and more.

Students live within commuting distance of the CAPA Florence Center in shared apartments or homestays.  Apartments have cooking facilities, and homestays include breakfast and dinner (with an additional $2,299 supplement required).

Fees include tuition for up to 15 credits, housing, Florence Bus pass, excursions and cultural activities, support and advising from the CAPA program staff, travel and health insurance, and 24 hour emergency care and crisis management.  CAPA's "My Education" (ME) program offers many opportunities to learn about the culture of Florence and Italy.  The ME calendar provides a menu of different activities, events, volunteer opportunities, lectures, visits and self-directed tours to help students gain a richer understanding of current affairs in Italy.

 Steps to Apply to this Program:

  1. Come into the advising center to meet with a peer counselor and set up an appointment with a program advisor. The advising center is located in 455 Hills South and is open from 10-4 Monday through Friday.
  2. Please note that since this is a partner program, you are required to complete two applications - the program specific application found on their website, and the UMass online application which can be started here .  Don't forget to check on the specific deadlines for this program as they will differ from the deadlines for your UMass application. 
  3. Remember, only UMass Amherst applicants can apply to this program.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.