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Study in Florence, Italy

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  • February 3, 2024 through May 3, 2024
  • Florence, Italy
  • $8,145: shared apartment and AIFS administrative fee
  • Additional:
  • $552 to $690: Tuition ($0 if California College Promise Grant eligible)
  • Varies: Textbooks
  • $700 to $1,000 per month: Estimated meals and personal expenses
  • $550: Optional meal plan of 30 vouchers to use in a selection of restaurants and trattorias
  • $65: Optional medical insurance upgrade
  • $1,290: Group flight (or purchase your own)
  • Varies: Personal excursions and adventures

About the Program

Spend 13-weeks in birthplace of the Renaissance, studying courses in Anthropology, Biology, English, and/or History. The city will become your classroom when on a given afternoon you may stroll with faculty and classmates through the streets of Florence to admire the architecture of Giotto and the Baroque sculptures adorning the fountains of the city, linger at the Uffizi Gallery with its vast collection of painting and sculpture, view the magnificent Santa Croce where Galileo, Michelangelo, and Machiavelli are buried, discuss art with Florentine painters in their studios, explore the book shops near Via Cavour, and visit one of the most traditional spots in Florence -- the Ponte Vecchio, a 14th century bridge spanning the River Arno.

The Florence program is administered in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS).

Minimum participation requirements and general Los Rios study abroad information can be found on the Los Rios study abroad website.

Q&A with Previous Florence Students

Important Dates

  • $450 Deposit Due: at the time of application
  • Application Priority Deadline: September 22, 2023
  • Application Deadline: November 3, 2023
  • All Program Fees Due: December 8, 2023
  • Depart U.S.: February 3, 2024
  • Arrive in Italy: February 4, 2024
  • Classes Begin: February 7, 2024
  • Mid-Semester Break: March 16 - March 24, 2024
  • Easter Holiday: April 1, 2024
  • Classes End: May 2, 2024
  • Depart Italy: May 3, 2024

Florance Italy colorful city

Florance Italy tower

Florance Italy cloudy city

Florance Italy water bridge

Florance Italy town roofs

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Florance Italy upward look through buildings

Florance Italy museum

Florance Italy sculpture of David


Nancy Olsen
Professor of English, Sacramento City College
Phone: (916) 822-7270 (TEXT)
Kevin Porter
Study Abroad Assistant, Los Rios Community College District
Phone: (916) 484-8967