Program Description: Students have the opportunity to enroll in summer academic courses at any of the Palazzi campuses. During this program students will partake in one of Europe's most breathtaking cities renowned for the Renaissance movement. Just two hours by train from Rome and 3 hours from Milan, Florence is located in the heart of the Tuscan region that is home also to the Italian gems of Siena, Livorno, Lucca and Pisa; an hour train ride provides access to the Tuscan coastline off of the Mediterranean Sea. Palazzi facilities are all located in the historic city center which can be entirely explored on foot and is pulsing with museums, the headquarters of famous Italian brands many of which are Florentine, fine dining and the myriad of other cultural activities that the city has to offer. A pass for most museums is included.
The Palazzi campuses are located in the heart of historic Florence and allow students to take courses in a variety of different areas of study. The campuses that U of M students can take courses during this trip include: Florence University of the Arts, FAST: School of Fashion and Accessory Studies and Technology, DIVA: School of Digital Imaging and Visual Arts, and Apicius International School of Hospitality.
Please Note: This program includes field learning experiences which may require a lot of walking. In Europe, walking 3-5 miles a day is a norm. Students must be sure they are physically fit and able to walk a lot before going. For students taking the course Health and Fitness in the Mediterranean, students must be physically fit in order to participate in the physical activities.
Program Fee Includes
Program Fee Does Not Include
$2,900 (subject to change)
Tuition (one 3 credit hour course)
$350 Application fee
Student service fee
Housing in multiple bedroom in shared apartment (Single room supplement is $210)
Use of gym and gym courses
Internet access and wi-fi in all school facilities (not guaranteed in housing)
Greeting at Florence Airport (does not include cost of metro ticket or taxi; pick up and transport available at additional cost)
*Please note - Courses listed in the Department of Baking and Pastry and the Department of Culinary Arts are not available to UofM students
Program Date Options (Subject to Change):
Summer I: May 13 - June 1, 2018
Summer II: June 3 - June 22, 2018
Summer III: June 24 - July 13, 2018
Summer IV: July 15 - August 3, 2018
Accommodations:Students are housed in apartments throughout the historic center of Florence, within a 15-20 walk to Palazzi and FUA facilities. The standard layout of the apartments consists of multiple bedrooms, multiple bathrooms (variable), kitchen, living/dining room space. The bedrooms range from single bedrooms for one occupant (limited availability) to triple bedrooms, with the occasional quad space. Shared bedrooms can host 2 to 4 occupants. Single bedrooms and studio apartments are available upon request, however have limited availability. Single bedrooms and studio apartments are available by request for an extra fee. It is recommended that students request a single bedroom.