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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 03/07/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Architecture, Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Culture, Dance, Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Food & Culture, Food Sustainability, Graphic Design, History, Hospitality & Resort Management, Humanities, International Business, International Studies, Italian, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Media Studies, Music, Music History, Nutrition, Painting, Photography, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Studio Art Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Course Credit Type: Transfer Credits, Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type: Shared apartment Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Credits Offered: 3 Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Budget Friendly
Click here for a definition of this term Payable Amount: $350
Program Description:

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.

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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 Program Fee Includes Program Fee Does Not Include
$2,950 (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)
  • On-site advisor
  • Use of library and library equipment
Participants may add an additional 3 credit hour course for $1,110

*Please note: We reserve the right to cancel or make changes to the itinerary.
Course Options: Students will take one 3 credit course in Florence. Courses can be selected from the following disciplines (depending on summer schedule availability):
  • Art History
  • Fine Art (painting, drawing)
  • Marketing
  • Sports 
  • Hospitality
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Journalism/Writing
  • Photography
  • Sustainability
  • Fashion Marketing & Design
  • Architecture

Palazzi Course Catalog    Palazzi Academic Calendar

*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)
  • Session I: May 17 - June 4, 2021
  • Session II: June 8 - June 25, 2021
  • Session III: June 29 - July 16, 2021
  • Session IV: July 20 - August 7, 2021

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.

Palazzi FUA Housing Brochure: 

Please Note: The apartments do not include air conditioning. It is the case in Europe that most apartments do not feature air conditioning.

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