Summer Italian Language Study Abroad in Florence

Famous for the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and being the birthplace of the Renaissance, there is so much to see and do in Florence. The most populated city in the Tuscany region, Florence attracts millions of visitors each year. Its historic city center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. The river Arno cuts through the old part of the city. Upon visiting Florence, one notices that much activity is centered around this important waterway, from the bridges that cross its banks to the restaurants and cafes that line its route through Florence. With easy train and air access to other parts of Italy and Europe, Florence is a prime location to spend a summer abroad. 

Students will take an Italian language course (ITA 111, ITA 112, ITA 154 or ITA 212) as well as IAS 210: Introduction to Italian Literature (D), taught by a Wake Forest professor. Earn a total of 6 credit hours.

2024 Florence Summer Program Details

  • Program Dates: Summer Session I: May 27- June 29
  • 2023 Faculty Leader: Prof. John Welsh
  • Accommodations: Students will stay in shared occupancy apartments. The apartments are fully furnished and include kitchens with cooking utensils, bathroom(s), and air conditioning. Apartments house between 2-7 students (2-3 per bedroom) and are located in central Florence neighborhoods, such as Santa Croce, Sant’Ambrogio, Santo Spirito, Duomo, and Santa Maria Novella.  
  • Estimated Cost: $12,335
  • WFU Center for Global Programs and Studies may offer scholarships.
  • Deadline to apply is Feb 15, 2024

Other WFU Study Abroad Programs in Italy

Other WFU departments offer Study Abroad Programs in Italy. Some programs may offer Italian Language Study, such as the Casa Artom Program in Venice.

Non-WFU Programs

Students who wish to study in Italy on an affiliate (non-WFU) program should contact the Center for Global Programs and Studies.