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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring, Summer 3 and 4, Summer Session 1, Summer Session 1+ 2, Summer Session 2, Summer Session 3, Summer Session 4, Wintersession
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Emily Ostenson
Who Can Apply?:
UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study:
Architecture and Design, Art, Art History, Business, Communication, Comparative Literature, Culture, Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Film Studies, Food & Culture, History, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, Internship, Italian Studies, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Music, Nutrition, Peace and World Security Studies, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sport Management, Studio Art, Textile Design
Host Institution:
Florence Univ. of the Arts
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Italian
Program Provider:
CIS
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum Class Standing:
1st Semester Sophomore
Application Includes:
CIS application
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Program Description:
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Academics
Semester in Florence is located at Florence University of the Arts, in the heart of the city with a fabulous location making all the great Florence sights easily accessible. With magnificent monuments such as the Ponte Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce just minutes from school, you’ll never have to complain about your walk to class. You will enjoy small class sizes of 8–20 students and excellent courses taught by Italian and other European professors. With the exception of your Italian-language course, all courses are taught in English and there is an extensive variety to choose from. In terms of academics, FUA truly has it all!

FUA challenges its students to see beyond the beautiful art work that Florence has to offer and truly live in the city and experience everything it has to offer. This includes learning some of the language in order to truly interact with the culture and the people in the city. The institution is historically focused on humanities and looks at the past as a lens to understand principles of present day context. It is a rewarding academic experience!

Subjects Offered
Semester in Florence, housed at Florence University of the Arts, offers 2 semesters, starting in September and February— which lines up nicely with the US academic calendar. You can select courses from the following departments: College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine and Visual Arts, College of Life Science, College of Environmental Studies and Human Services, College of Business and Economics, and College of Science, so you’ll certainly be able to find the courses you need. Plus, all courses, except for the Italian-language courses, are taught in English. Please note that all students studying in Florence for the semester must take at least one Italian language course.

About CIS
CIS, the Center for International Studies, is an international education organization whose mission is to provide innovative global education programs that foster academic, professional, and personal development, laying the foundation for our program participants to become engaged global citizens.  

 

We are dedicated to working with students who are interested in spending a summer, semester, year or full degree abroad. We offer programs that are value priced, comprehensive and located in some of the most desirable places in the world. From the moment you contact CIS, an experienced staff member will begin working with you to ensure you are well prepared for whichever study abroad program you choose. We will play an integral role between you, your home institution and the overseas program. 

 

Contact Us!
Toll free: 1 877 617 9090
Email: info(at)cisabroad.com
Website: 
www.studyabroad-cis.com 

 

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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 UMass IPO portion of the application process by clicking the "Start IPO Application" button, above or below.  Note that you must also apply directly to the program provider. 

If you are NOT certain that you want to apply to this program, please come to the Education Abroad Advising Center for advising, located at 455 Hills South Building, open Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 413-545-5247.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Summer Session 2 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 06/03/2018 06/22/2018
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Summer Session 3 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 06/24/2018 07/13/2018
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Summer Session 4 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 07/15/2018 08/03/2018
Summer Session 1 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 05/14/2018 06/01/2018
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Calendar Year 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA
Wintersession 2019 11/15/2018 11/15/2018 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.