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Short Term | Italian Language & Culture
Florence, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Italian Housing Options: Student Housing
Language of Instruction:
English, Italian Minimum GPA: 2.5
Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 06 Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
Italian Language & Culture 

Summer A 2017

Dates May 14-June 23, 2017

Application deadline: February 9
Commitment deadline: February 16

Florence Study Abroad

Program Description:

As an enhancement to its Italian Language curriculum, the College of Arts and Humanities has developed a study abroad program for undergraduate students interested in Italian Language and Culture at UCF.

This program offers students an excellent opportunity of full linguistic and cultural immersion to enhance Italian language skills.  For this program, students will be required to register for one language course and one culture course.  Italian language courses are available for students at any language level.

The Italian Language and Culture Program will be hosted by the Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. The language portion will be taught by university professors and the cultural courses will be taught in English by a UCF professor. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday for six weeks.

While abroad, students can expect a formal classroom experience for the language class. The cultural class will utilize a combination of classroom, textbook, and visits to local sites. Students should also expect to be evaluated through regular examinations and class participation.

Students will stay in Florence, Italy for six weeks of classes. As part of the program students will depart for excursions to Ferrara and Lucca.  While abroad, students are expected to speak in Italian, remain engaged in the program’s experiences, and try new things. 

Students on this program should plan to arrive in Florence, Italy on the starting day of the program.  To arrive on the starting day of this program, flights must depart the USA the day before the start of the program.  Students should not purchase their flights until they have been advised by Study Abroad to do so. Study Abroad advises that you book your flight directly with the airline.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The language classes taken abroad at any level provide students with the opportunity to apply what they learn and use the language immediately with confidence to their fullest potential every day for the duration of the program
  • Their everyday full immersion in Italy will not only teach them about Italy and Italians, but will also contribute to opening their minds to the beauty of different cultures
  • The exposure to the artistic patrimony of Florence, and Italy in general, will give them a better appreciation and respect for different cultures and ways of life

Program Courses:
  • ITA 1120C: Elementary Italian Language and Civilization I (4 credits)
  • ITA 1121C: Elementary Italian Language and Civilization II (4 credits)
  • ITA 2200: Intermediate Language and Civilization I (3 credits)
  • ITA 2201: Intermediate Language and Civilization II (3 credits)
  • ITT 3480: Study Abroad Italian Literature in Translation (3 credits)
  • ITA 3095 Independent Study Abroad (3 credits)
*Please note that all participants must enroll in two of these courses and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Course Syllabus:

Program fee: $3,545
For details on what the program fee includes please see program Budget Sheet

Payment 1: $1,000
Payment 2: $2,545

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Hotel accommodation in double occupancy rooms
  • 2 dinners and meal plan
  • Local cell phone
  • Excursions
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
The following are not included:
  • Tuition
  • Flights
Program Leader: Grazia Spina
Program Leader email: 

This program is currently not accepting applications.