Why Study in Florence?
Study abroad can be an enlightening, maturing and always a life-changing experience. As students live in and learn to understand a different culture, they are challenged to re-examine themselves, their attitudes and their values. Florence (Firenze), in the heart of Tuscany, offers an unparalleled opportunity to students of art, history and literature to explore a wealth of museums, churches and culture in this most walkable of cities. For many, it is the loveliest city in Italy.
Situated on the banks of the Arno River, this city of half a million people has an immense wealth to offer the discerning visitor - from the architecture of Giotto and the painting of Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci to the Ponte Vecchio, the 14th-century bridge across the Arno lined with shops, jewelers, goldsmiths and silversmiths.
People from all over the world visit Florence's museums and churches, but the city is more than just a constant reminder of art history. It is a busy city throbbing with Italian vitality, a city for young people with cafes, shops and cinemas. Whether reliving the renaissance, indulging in opera or feeling the passion of an Italian soccer match, Florence is an experience worthy of discovery.