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  • Locations: Florence, Italy; Sorrento, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: Yes
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Additional Requirements: None
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Duration: Short Term Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
Italy- Hist & Italian Florence

The Florence Program is sponsored by the University Scholars Program and is carried out in cooperation with the Lorenzo de’ Medici institute. Nestled in the fabled landscape of Tuscany, where art, architecture, food and history blend easily together in a romantic and sun-drenched city, Florence is a must for the adventurous student. Stroll along the banks of the Arno River, make your way through the shops nestled along the Ponte Vecchio bridge, spend an afternoon in the Boboli Gardens, drop in for a coffee or a snack at your favorite street-side cafe or enjoy multi-course Italian meals, and, of course, absorb the abundance of artistic wealth found throughout the city’s museums, palazzi, and churches as you walk the streets once wandered by Michelangelo, Boccaccio, Galileo, and the Medici. Field trips to Venice, Sorrento, Siena, Lucca, and Pisa are included.

All participants are required to take HI 410. An optional three-credit course or a non-credit special interest course may be taken at no additional cost. A final list of available courses will be confirmed in early spring 2019, but past course options have included:
  • Italian Cinema and Society
  • Foundation to Painting
  • Drawing: Foundation and Intermediate
  • Intro to Photography
  • Intro to Fashion Design
  • And many more... 
Course instruction is in English, and courses are taught by LdM faculty at LdM facilities.

  • Courses
    • HI 410: Italian Renaissance Civilization & Culture
    • Optional three credit or non-credit special interest courses. See above for a sampling of past course options. (A final list will be available in early spring 2019)
  • NC State Program Cost
  • Program Dates
    • May 30 - June 29, 2019
  • Locations
    • Various locations throughout Italy including Florence, Sorrento, and Venice
  • Contact
    • Ken Johnson,
  • Eligibility
    • 3.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
Students will be housed in fully furnished, double apartments located in downtown historic Florence and easily accessible to classes at LDM. Students will eat meals on their own. Each apartment has a complete kitchen. Grocery stores and many local restaurants are close at hand.

The program includes four academic excursions. The first is an all-day field trip to the medieval city of Siena. The second is an all-day field trip to Pisa, including a climb to the top of the Leaning Tower.  The third is a three-day visit to Venice, including visits to St. Mark's Basilica, Church of the Frari and a walking tour of the city. It also includes a ferry ride to Murano, the famous island of glassblowers and more. The fourth is a three-day visit to southern Italy, including a tour of the archeological ruins at Pompeii, a day on the Isle of Capri, and a climb up Mount Vesuvius, all visited while staying in the beautiful sea-side town of Sorrento.

Cost information is shown in the summer budget link above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students to meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.


The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.